Tag: Appalachian Trail

  • 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.

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  • Laurel Falls

    Laurel Falls

    Located in the Cherokee National Forest, near Hampton, Tennessee, Laurel Falls stands 40-feet tall by 50-feet wide. It’s a 5.5 mile out and back hike on a trail of moderate difficulty. However, it’s much easier to enjoy this scenic waterfall on a print or other fine product, available when you visit either of these shops: Pixels, Redbubble.

  • 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.

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  • Bridge Over Laurel Fork

    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.

  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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.

  • Bridge Over Laurel Fork

    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

    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

    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

    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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