Off the Beaten Trail

Leaving the Laurel-Snow Trail to climb a hill and step into the forest, I stepped back in time 100 years. At that time and earlier, the Dayton Coal & Iron Company had a mining operation at this Dayton, Tennessee location, along Richland Creek. Now, when exploring off the beaten trail, hikers can observe structural vestiges of that era, as seen in these photographs:

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10 responses to “Off the Beaten Trail”

  1. Beautiful nature scenes, Phil!!

    1. Thank you, dear Indira! It’s a great area to hike, with much natural beauty and also wonderful vintage structures. Have a nice day, my friend! 🤗🌹

  2. That looks interesting. Would like to see that in real life. 💚 Have a nice day, Phil 🤗

    1. I think you’d like it, Kristallina ~ there’s lots of interesting structures, waterfalls and river scenes to enjoy! 💚 Thanks, and same to you 🤗

  3. Beautiful capture and playing with light and shadow! Have a wonderful new week dear Phil! 👍👌🌹

    1. Thanks very much, my dear friend Inge! Ik heb ook genoten van de verlichting. De zon stond nu hoger dan de kloof en stroomde door de bomen. Wishing you the same! 🤗🌹

  4. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful adventure you went on Phil! How interesting to see that a tree has grown out of the mouth of the cave. Awesome shots as always my dear friend! 📷🌞🌲

    1. Yes, indeed ~ slowly but surely, such structures are overtaken by nature. Many thanks, my dear friend Kym, and I’m glad you like it! 🤗🌹

      1. I certainly adored those photos Phil. I appreciate, as always, you sharing your many natural finds with us my friend. 😍💖🤗💋🤩🌷😘 Cheers! 🥂

        1. Back atcha Kym ✨🥂🌷😘

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