Large diagonal boulders frame the flow of water at The Sinks, a scenic waterfall located on Little River, in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Prints and other items are available in my galleries at Fine Art America and Society 6. Stop by for a visit, sometime…
Following sunrise at Luftee Overlook, I decided to take the long way home – a scenic drive along Little River Gorge Road. At a point beyond Laurel Falls, I happened to observe two small waterfalls, barely visible through the trees. So, I pulled over and parked.
After a short hike through the woods, I arrived at the edge of Little River and found a spot to take a few photographs. Doing so, I noticed a taller waterfall through the trees in the distance. Later, I would learn the name – Mannis Branch Falls.
So, I thought, can I safely cross the river, and, if so, where to begin?
The current was strong, and, each time I stepped, pressure from the power of moving water would force my foot and leg away from me, downstream. This meant that I needed to be certain that my back foot was securely planted before stepping – which first entailed determining where I could safely step, and that I should expect to have my balance tested during the process. Carrying a heavy backpack was also a consideration. In addition, the riverbed posed issues. It wasn’t easy to see through the white water. When possible, the darker areas represented larger rocks, and were very slippery. Lighter areas were safer footholds, though less common, consisting mostly of small rocks and sand. I found myself constantly trying to avoid having a foot slip between the rocks. During the crossing, I was grateful that I’d found a walking stick to help maintain my balance – and, I used two walking sticks on my return! Live and learn.
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What made this experience most fun was the fact that I just happened to stumble upon this particular waterfall. If you look at my hiking page, you’ll see that I’ve visited many falls in the area. In each instance, I’ve researched and planned in advance. On this day, I winged it – good weather, there was water flowing, the falls were accessible, I took some nice photographs and I didn’t fall. Success!
Add interest to an empty wall in your home or office, with this black and white photograph featuring a cascade along Little River, in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. See prints.
Located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, down an embankment and across the street from The Sinks, this nature photography of Little River would look outstanding on a wall in your home! At least I think it would, so you decide – visit my shop at Fine Art America to see several print types available, one of which will surely suit your interests!
This black and white photography features rapids along Middle Prong Little River, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains National Park, in Tennessee. It would look great in your home, office, business lobby or cafeteria setting, so visit my gallery to discover a print to enjoy!
Black and white close-up photograph of white water rapids racing downstream. This is the Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. It’s also available on prints for your home or office. See more at ArtPal.
This scenic photography features the Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near Townsend. It would make a fine addition to a wall in your home, so visit my gallery at Pixels!
From the peace and quiet of your home, enjoy this nature photography of running water crashing into rocks along the Little River. Photographed in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
Though not uncommon, it’s always interesting to find boulders along the river with pockets carved-out over the millennium, from powerful river water consistently bombarding depressions with smaller stones. Prints available.
This photograph of the Little River in Tennessee was taken in the Smoky Mountains, near a waterfall referred to as The Sinks. Prints available.
Driving along Little River Gorge Road in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, I observed this small waterfall. If you enjoy this scenery, you can visit my shop for wall art, home decor, lifestyle, stationary, phone cases, beach, coffee mugs, face masks and apparel items.
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