Black Mountain

Looking east from a cap rock at Black Mountain, under blue skies with white clouds, across green trees and fields, the Smoky Mountains remain visible through a slight haze on the horizon. Prints available.

Bridge Over Laurel Fork

Prints available. This foot bridge over Laurel Fork is located in the Cherokee National Forest, near Hampton, Tennessee, along the popular hiking trail to Laurel Falls.

Chimney Tops

Located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, not far from Gatlinburg and/or the Sugarlands Visitor Center, hikers to Chimney Tops are rewarded with magnificent views such as this. If you’d be interested, prints are available in my shop – select from framed, canvas, art, poster, metal, wood, acrylic and tapestry. Thanks!

Black And White Laurel Fork

Laurel Fork

This black and white photograph features Laurel Fork, a river along which I recently hiked to Laurel Falls. It’s located in the Cherokee National Forest in the Smoky Mountains, near Hampton, Tennessee. If you’d be interested in a print, then visit my gallery to discover a plethora of quality print options available. Framed prints purchases may be customized to suit your wishes.

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Bridge Over Laurel Fork

Prints available. I photographed this wooden foot bridge over Laurel Fork while on the hiking trail to Laurel Falls, in the Cherokee National Forest near Hampton, Tennessee. Many print types are available.

Laurel Falls

Laurel Falls is a beautiful waterfall located along the Appalachian Trail in the Cherokee National Forest near Hampton, Tennessee. It stands 40-feet tall by 50-feet wide and may be viewed by hiking 5.5 miles out and back. However, you can enjoy this picturesque scenery – at home or in the office – by purchasing a print in my shop. A variety of print types are available, which may be customized to your wishes.

Laurel Fork

Rushing Water


I photographed this nature landscape scene of Laurel Fork, while on a recent hike to Laurel Falls, in Hampton, Tennessee. If you might like to add it to an empty wall in your home or office, then visit my shop to select an appropriate print type of your choosing. There are many options available.

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Rapids On Laurel Fork

Prints available. White water rapids in shallow water along Laurel Fork, canopied under a green forest as the morning sun illuminates the gorge background. I shot this photograph while hiking on a trail to Laurel Falls, in Hampton, Tennessee. Thanks for shopping!

Laurel Falls

Located in the Cherokee National Forest near Hampton, Tennessee, Laurel Falls is a congressionally designated Pond Mountain Wilderness – meaning that recreation is intended to be primitive in nature.

To enjoy the 40-foot tall by 50-foot wide waterfall, visitors hike along a segment of the Appalachian Trail (AT). The lower/water route is 5.5 miles out and back, featuring wonderful views along Laurel Fork – I hiked this route both ways. There is also a shorter, higher/mountain route, totaling 4.5 miles.

Along the trail, you’ll encounter a few camping areas occupied with a small tent or two, as well as several hikers – some doing the AT. In fact, I bumped into a hiker who said he started in Georgia! The full length of the AT is almost 2200 miles, which begins at Springer Mountain, Georgia, and concludes at the northern terminus of Mount Katahdin, Maine (trivia: this mountain is where morning sunlight first reaches the Continental United States, for nine months of the year).

Laurel Falls

Each of these photographs (and more) are available as prints in my gallery at Pixels – select from framed, canvas, art, poster, metal, wood, acrylic and tapestry. Also, framed prints may be customized.

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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.

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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.

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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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Black And White Waterfall

Bald River Falls

The scenic Bald River Falls stands 90-feet tall and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the area. Located in the Cherokee National Forest of the Southern Appalachian Mountains of eastern Tennessee, this photograph was taken on a bridge from the road, a short distance from parking.

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