Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: altitude

  • Foothills Parkway Scenic Drive

    These three morning photographs were taken from scenic overlooks along the old section of the Foothills Parkway, located outside of Townsend, Tennessee, near the Smoky Mountains. If interested in an accent piece for your home or office, you can find prints available in my gallery. Thank you very much!


  • Visiting Look Rock

    After hiking, I drove north on US-321 and turned east onto the Foothills Parkway. It’s an 11-mile drive up and along the ridge line to Look Rock, an elevated platform from which to observe the Smoky Mountains. This was my second visit at this location, and, despite being mostly overcast, it’s always nice to have a look from above the clouds. You can visit my gallery to see more…


  • Shots From the Trail

    Point Trail at Obed Wild And Scenic National Park. Smoky Mountains from Newfound Gap. Reflections on Emory River. You can see these and many more prints available in my gallery at Pixels. Thank you for visiting!


  • Morning in the Mountains

    This morning photograph was taken in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, as captured while hiking along the trail to Clingman’s Dome. If interested, you can enjoy this beautiful view in a print on a wall in your home, office, or, to give as a gift, when you visit my galleries at Pixels and/or ArtPal. Hope to see you soon!


  • Framed View

    Framed View

    It’s morning in the Smoky Mountains, and, following my visit to Luftee Overlook – and before Clingmans Dome – I stopped at the Newfound Gap parking area to capture this framed view. If interested, you can find many prints in my gallery.

    Thanks for visiting!


  • Above the Clouds

    Above the Clouds

    Haiku

    High above the clouds
    Evergreens embrace the sun
    Expansive nature

    © 2022 Phil Perkins

    Prints

    View from Clingmans Dome in North Carolina – prints available here.


    Song for Today

    Carolina in My Mind, by James Taylor (1969) – see lyrics here.


  • View from Clingmans Dome

    Clingmans Dome is the tallest peak in Tennessee, standing 6,643 feet tall, as well as the highest point in the Smoky Mountains National Park. This shot features a view including the spiral concrete walkway leading to the pinnacle observation area. Prints available.


  • Look Rock Tower Trail

    Look Rock Tower Trail

    Just across the street from the parking lot at Look Rock is the Look Rock Tower Trail. It’s a short 1/2 mile hike along a paved trail through the forest, though the grade is steep. At the end, you’ll encounter a very tall concrete structure…

    On top, the observation area provides visitors with a 360-degree panoramic view, including the Smoky Mountains to the east and the Cumberland Plateau to the west. The spiral staircase is locked and off limits, with equipment for monitoring air quality and communications.

    Though both the elevation and proximity to taller mountains are less than that of Clingmans Dome, the views are really wonderful and the area is much more peaceful…in fact, the only other people I saw were a couple leaving as I arrived.

    Fine prints are available in my gallery at Pixels and would make an excellent accent piece for an empty wall – at home or in the office!


  • Look Rock

    Look Rock

    Located along the old section of the Foothills Parkway, near Townsend, Tennessee, approximately 11 miles from US-321, visitors can enjoy expansive views of the Smoky Mountains from both Look Rock, as well as Look Rock Tower.

    While there are several spots along this route to park and appreciate the scenery, Look Rock is the only area with a designated observation platform. There are no restrooms or gift shop, but the view is great!

    If interested in a print for your home, you can visit my gallery to review a variety of options available to meet your wishes. Thanks for visiting!


    Crossing the Foothills Parkway into the forest, visitors can hike to the Look Rock observation tower along the Look Rock Tower Trail


  • Up in the Mountains

    I shot this photograph while hiking along the trail to Clingmans Dome, located in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. If interested in a print or gifts, you can visit these galleries for a great selection…

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Clingmans Dome

    Located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park along the state line between North Carolina and Tennessee, Clingmans Dome is a popular tourist destination. So much so, that on any given good-weather day, visitors may observe vehicles with license plates from 25 or more states.

    From the parking area, it’s a short 1/2 mile hike along a paved trail, though the grade is quite steep. As such, there are several benches along the way on which to rest. There’s also a gift shop & restrooms.

    Standing 6,643-feet tall, Clingmans Dome is both the tallest mountain in the park and in the state of Tennessee. It’s also the highest point along the 2,192-mile Appalachian Trail, and the third tallest mountain (after Mount Mitchell and Mount Craig) east of the Mississippi River. Lastly, it’s the 17th tallest mountain in the United States of America.

    If you’d be interested in a fine print, you can see more in my gallery.


  • Charlies Bunion

    Smoky Mountains

    Located in the Smoky Mountains along the Appalachian Trail between Tennessee and North Carolina, the view from Charlies Bunion can be enjoyed by hiking an eight mile out and back trail. Rated as moderately difficult, much of the hike is at an altitude of 6000-feet above sea level.

    If you’d be interested in a print for your home, office, business lobby or cafeteria setting, then visit my gallery to discover a variety of print options.


  • Forest Trail

    Hiking Charlies Bunion

    I shot this rose-colored black and white photograph along the trail while hiking to Charlies Bunion. Yes, an odd name – in 1929, two mountain guides from Oconaluftee, North Carolina climbed the area to inspect damage after a recent fire. With a sore foot from hiking, Charlie removed his shoe…the rest is history. The lesson: never underestimate the value of quality footwear! Putting aside the imagery that that description may elicit, you may enjoy a print of this rocky trail in your home of office. You can visit my gallery to select from a variety of museum quality prints.

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • View At The Jump Off

    Smoky Mountains


    After hiking along the Appalachian Trail to Charlies Bunion from the Newfound Gap area, located in the Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, I took another trail to enjoy the view from The Jump Off. Visit my gallery to select a print for yourself and enjoy this landscape view at home, or at the office.


  • Morning In The Foothills

    Morning In The Foothills

    This Smoky Mountains photograph was taken soon after sunrise on a mostly overcast autumn morning, from the Foothills Parkway. The town below is Wears Valley, Tennessee. Prints available.