The sounds of forest animals, echos of rushing water among mountains, wind through the trees…adventures in hiking and photography contribute to a sense of peace & happiness in my life. Accordingly, in order to enjoy such occasions, it’s important to understand and follow a few simple rules – Lessons From The Trail.
Don’t Be Caught Off Guard
It never ceases to amaze me, that, given I only weigh 230 lbs., my weight can nevertheless cause movement of boulders many times my size, often upward of a thousand pounds. While it’s not complicated to understand – a focal point of balance hidden from view – it can be difficult to react when you find yourself caught off guard.
It can happen as you navigate a field of smaller rocks, sometimes unstable and possibly slippery. In your mind, you’ve mapped out a sequence of steps to safely guide your movement across the area, ending on the surface of a large, flat rock assumed to be safe. As you place your final step, the last rock shifts unexpectedly, causing you to lose balance and jeopardizing your safety – not everything is as it appears.
Located on the Cumberland Plateau near Spencer, Tennessee, in the Fall Creek Falls State Park, this is Cane Creek Falls. Standing 85-feet tall with an expansive plunge pool, hikers may access the base of these falls via the “cable trail”. Prints available.
Located in the Fall Creek Falls State Park, near Spencer, Tennessee, Cane Creek Cascades stand 30-feet tall and are easily accessible for visitors to enjoy. This photograph was taken in autumn. Prints are available in my online shops at Pixels and ArtPal. Thanks for visiting!
Here are three photographs – available as prints – which I shot at different locations in Tennessee:
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