Black Mountain

Crab Orchard, Tennessee


Following rainfall, a few large puddles remain atop Black Mountain, located along the Cumberland Trail in Crab Orchard, Tennessee. Beyond a low bank of distant clouds to the east are the Smoky Mountains. If you’d be interested in a print of any kind, please visit my shop. Thanks for stopping by!

Beauty Everywhere

Another Waterfall


During my hike to Margarette Falls, it seemed like every time I turned around I saw another beautiful landscape scene…such as this 10-foot tall waterfall. Granted, access to this view entailed cautious hiking off trail, but the area truly has an abundance of beauty. You too can enjoy this scenery, on a print from my shop. So, stop by and find something you like!

Water And Rocks

Prints available. This scenic landscape photography highlights a 10-foot tall waterfall flowing between moss-covered embankments. Photographed along the Margarette Falls Trail in Greeneville, Tennessee.

Water In Dry Creek

Hike To Margarette Falls


Located in the Cherokee National Forest near Greeneville, Tennessee, the mountain trail to Margarette Falls follows Dry Creek and features some wonderful landscape scenery – as seen here. If interested, you can visit my gallery to purchase museum quality prints of all kinds.

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Cascades On Dry Creek

I recently photographed these small cascades on Dry Creek while hiking to Margarette Falls, located in the Cherokee National Forest of the Smoky Mountains, in Greeneville, Tennessee. Many prints are available, so come by sometime and have a look around. Thanks!

Upper Bailey Falls

Located in the Cherokee National Forest of the Smoky Mountains, near Greeneville, Tennessee, Upper Bailey Falls is a 30-foot tall waterfall in a slot canyon, with high rock walls set ten feet apart.

Following my visit to Lower Bailey Falls, I continued up a steep hillside and then back down a long, sloping rock pathway, to the top edge of the falls…

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Though similar, the waterway leading to the plunge pool of Upper Bailey Falls is shorter in distance, the water is deeper and the sound of falling water more substantial. With cool temperatures of both the water and air, I opted against wading forward into over waist deep water. While both falls were beautiful, the imposing geology of higher, tilting rock walls added greater interest to Upper Bailey Falls – making it my favorite of the two.

Prints

To decorate an empty wall in your home, office, business lobby or cafeteria setting, please visit my gallery to review a variety of available print types – including framed, canvas, art, poster, metal, acrylic, wood and tapestry. There are other items to see, as well. Framed prints may be customized (print size, frame, mat, mat width, paper).

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Bridge Over River

This nature landscape photography features a bridge, morning sunlight and the Middle Prong Little River. If you’d be interested in a print of any kind, then stop by my gallery to review a wide selection.

Small Waterfalls

On The Rocks


I photographed these two small waterfalls along Dry Creek on my hike to Margarette Falls, in Greeneville, Tennessee. This area had an abundance of natural beauty and I certainly hope to return, again.

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Lower Bailey Falls

Located in the Cherokee National Forest of the Smoky Mountains, near Greeneville, Tennessee, Lower Bailey Falls is a 20-foot tall waterfall in a slot canyon, with high rock walls set ten feet apart.

In order to access Lower Bailey Falls, visitors first follow the trail to Margarette Falls. If you’ve never been to the area, I recommend that you make time and do this shorter hike first – the picturesque Margarette Falls stands 60-feet tall, and the uphill hike along Dry Creek provides many beautiful cascades and smaller waterfalls.

The hike to Lower Bailey Falls is a total of 4 miles out and back, very strenuous, with an elevation gain of 971 feet. From the base of Margarette Falls, hikers must first ascend a steep, rugged 100-foot hillside, staying to the left at top to parallel Dry Creek upstream. A short path, of sorts, includes two creek crossings, but soon the creek itself becomes the trail for the remainder of the trek.

Everything is covered in moss and very slippery, which includes all larger stones underwater – it’s always best, when you’re able to see clearly through running water, to step on to sand or a cluster of smaller stones for better footing.

This may seem obvious, but worthy of emphasis: bearing all of ones weight on a single point, if that foot slips into an awkward position between two fixed rocks, serious injury may result…

Further ahead, space aside the creek is soon consumed by rock walls, with no place to walk except in the water, and the creek depth varies. In a few spots, to avoid waist deep (and cold) water, I had to carefully climb along the rock walls before descending back into the creek, again. And, hikers will also encounter a few larger boulders – sloping, some 12-feet long – which are deceptively slick.

Eventually, exercising patience and with safety in mind, you’ll hear the roar of falling water, and Lower Bailey Falls appears in the distance…

Pictured at left (above) is the beginning of a steep, 40-foot uphill scramble – some cliff & some forest – with a subsequent 20-foot descent leading hikers to the top edge of Lower Bailey Falls. After a long, sloping rock pathway, visitors will then see Upper Bailey Falls approx. 100-feet in the distance…more on that another time.

Prints

To decorate an empty wall in your home, office, business lobby or cafeteria setting, please visit my gallery to review a variety of available print types – including framed, canvas, art, poster, metal, acrylic, wood and tapestry. There are other items to see, as well. Framed prints may be customized (print size, frame, mat, mat width, paper).

Thanks for stopping by!

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