What I liked about this scene was the visual continuity between a hillside cascade, rapids in the river flowing right, and a foreground reflection. Prints and more are available in my gallery – come see!
Photograph of water rushing over rocks in the Little River, located near Townsend, Tennessee, in the Smoky Mountains. See more.
Following a decent rain over the previous fews days, I embarked on a short road trip from Knoxville, Tennessee, to the Smoky Mountains. Naturally, the water was high in Little River, and I enjoyed seeing several small waterfalls along the scenic drive – see more…
Located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee along the Little River, a scenic waterfall known as The Sinks is an easy-access sightseeing destination for visitors of all ages. From your vehicle in the parking area, it’s only a 50-foot walk to a viewing platform! Here are some photographs I’ve made available as prints in my gallery at Pixels…
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Enjoy this close up capture of water splashing into a rock before falling fifteen feet into the river below. See more at Pixels.
Enjoy this photograph of white water rapids along the Little River in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. See more in my gallery at Pixels.
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Enjoy this photograph of rushing water along the Little River, located at The Sinks in Tennessee. See more.
Located along the Little River in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, The Sinks is a powerful waterfall that’s easy to miss – there aren’t any signs?! With very few parking spots available – and, only a single handicap spot – it’s also the trailhead for Meigs Creek Trail, where hikers can enjoy a 4 mile out and back trek to Upper Falls. Enjoy the great outdoors!
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This photograph features white water rapids on the Little River outside of Townsend, Tennessee, in the Smoky Mountains. Prints available.
This photograph features a waterfall known as The Sinks. It’s located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, along the Little River. Prints and more are available in my gallery at Pixels. Thanks for stopping by!
While recently visiting The Sinks, located along the Little River in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, I observed a coyote loitering within 30-feet of several people, most of which had their cameras clicking. See more.
These black and white morning photographs highlight fog on the Middle Prong Little River, located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. See more.
Here’s a photograph of The Sinks, a waterfall located in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains near Townsend, along the Little River. See more.
Also, see new post: Meigs Falls On Little River
Located outside of Townsend, Tennessee, near the Little River between Cades Cove and the Sugarlands Visitor Center, it’s easy to miss Meigs Falls. Set back from Little River Gorge Road approximately 100 yards, this 20-foot waterfall is only visible from a pull-off area.
There are no trails to Meigs Falls – unless you’re willing to get wet. In order to get close, hikers must wade across the Little River, which, for most of the year, has swift currents and can be dangerous. However, given a reduced volume of water flowing in the river during the autumn season, I was able to safely navigate slippery surfaces to visit the waterfall. Tip: wear your shoes in the water & use a walking-stick for stability.
These photographs – from March 2019 – depict unsafe wading conditions:
Footnote: There are actually three successive waterfalls, albeit much smaller, above Meigs Falls. To access these areas, hikers must first ascend a very steep 50-foot hill, in order to then descend to the top of Meigs Falls. Small trees and a slew of exposed tree-roots are useful as hand-holds, though hikers should remain cognizant to exercise caution!
Not far from the Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, hikers can enjoy the 1.3 mile trek to Laurel Falls, one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At 80′ tall, a railed-walkway divides the upper and lower sections of the waterfall.
The trail at Laurel Falls was completed in 1932 at a cost of $590, providing fire crews access to the Cove Mountain area in the event of a fire. Three years later, a fire tower was completed. By 1960, frequent trail use and erosion were problematic, and, as part of the 1963 Accelerated Works Projects grant to the Department of Interior, the trail was paved. Today, with over 800 miles of trails within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, only four trails are paved for a total of three miles.
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Here’s a short video of Laurel Falls –
I photographed this stack of stones while hiking along the Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Stop by my gallery at Pixels to see more.
Bring a bit of nature into your home with this close-up photography of The Sinks, a waterfall located on the Little River in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
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