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Scenic Overlook

This early morning photograph was taken from a scenic overlook along Oswald Road, driving up a mountain in the Cherokee National Forest, en route to the Chilhowee Recreation Area, home to Benton Falls. Prints available.

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Blue Ridge Mountains Sunrise

This photograph features a beautiful morning sunrise, looking east from a scenic overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway, in the Pisgah National Forest of North Carolina. You can enjoy this view on a variety of prints available for your home – or, other gift and apparel items – by visiting my galleries at Fine Art America and Redbubble. Hope to see you soon!

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Blue Ridge Mountains

This pluton monolith is known as Looking Glass Rock, seen here in black and white from a scenic overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. You can see it in your home on one of many different print types, by visiting my gallery at Fine Art America.

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Foothills Sunrise

This photograph was taken from a scenic overlook along Foothills Parkway, near Townsend, Tennessee, featuring a sunrise over the Smoky Mountains. Prints available.

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Black And White Scenic View

This black and white photograph was taken at a scenic overlook at the Savage Gulf Natural Area, located in the South Cumberland State Park of Tennessee. Prints available.

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Looking Glass Rock

In the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, the Pisgah National Forest is home to Looking Glass Rock – known in geological terms as a Pluton Monolith.

Taken from different scenic overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway, prints of these photographs are available in my gallery.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Return To Benton Falls

Located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee, inside the Cherokee National Forest, the Chilhowee Recreation Area is home to Benton Falls.

Driving 7 miles up the mountain along Oswald Road, several scenic overlooks provide excellent morning views –

It’s $3 parking for a day pass, where visitors can enjoy bicycling, camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking and water activities. And, there are picnic tables, drinking water and toilets available. Dogs allowed.

From the trailhead, hikers can enjoy views of the scenic 7-acre Lake McCamy, including a quiet beach and clean water for swimming.

Continuing to Benton Falls, it’s a 3 mile out and back hike along a heavily trafficked trail of mostly hard-pack sand, with some rocks.

Benton Falls

If you’d be interested in a print of any kind, visit my shop at Pixels.

Framed / Canvas / Art / Poster / Metal / Wood / Acrylic / Tapestry

When it was time to depart, I once again enjoyed expansive views along the drive down the mountain –

Thanks For Stopping By


Also: see my first visit to Benton Falls.

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Scenic Overlook

This early morning photograph was taken from a scenic overlook along Oswald Road, driving up a mountain in the Cherokee National Forest, en route to the Chilhowee Recreation Area, home to Benton Falls. The body of water shown is Lake Ocoee. Prints available.

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Hemlock Falls Trail

I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a visit to the 90-foot tall Hemlock Falls, located near Trenton, Georgia, in the Cloudland Canyon State Park – on the western edge of Lookout Mountain – on the Cumberland Plateau. The park has a $5/vehicle entrance fee.

Leaving Knoxville, Tennessee at 5:00 a.m., it was a 2 hour drive and I was the first person to arrive at the trail. By the time I returned to my vehicle, however, the parking lot was full.

Suggestion

If you arrive early, come prepared with the correct fee: an envelope with 16-quarters + a $1 bill isn’t easy to pass through the slot in the fee-deposit box. D’oh!

During my hike, I met several interesting people – a Pastor and his wife from Knoxville, a couple traveling on vacation from Ohio, and an individual from Marietta, Georgia, who was filming the canyon using a drone.

Despite being only 1.1 miles out and back, visitors must traverse 600 steps into the canyon. I was pleased that the trails were in good condition, and the hike wasn’t too difficult. For those in need of a rest, however, several benches have been conveniently situated along the trail.

Prints

If you’d be interested in a print of any kind, visit my shop at Pixels.

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Scenic Overlook

This summertime photograph features a scenic overlook at the Savage Gulf State Natural Area in Tennessee. Prints available.