Tag: climbing

  • Black Mountain Capstone

    See prints and more. Several depressions and eroded pathways for water runoff are visible in this close-up capstone photography, taken at Black Mountain in Crab Orchard, Tennessee. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Return To Lost Creek Falls

    Return To Lost Creek Falls

    Welcome to Lost Creek State Natural Area, located on the Cumberland Plateau near Sparta, Tennessee. Lost Creek Falls are picturesque, and also have an interesting story. Water first flows out of a few small mountainside caves, cascading downhill until dropping 50-feet as a waterfall. Splashing into the plunge pool, below, water then disappears underground into […]

  • Lessons From the Trail

    Chasing Waterfalls By definition, waterfalls are always moving, following gravity. And, at times, falls may disappear – flowing underground, or, with seasonal changes, run dry. Furthermore, though a waterfall may be visible, getting close for a photograph often poses significant challenges. During an early morning visit to Middle Fork Falls, my first time on site, […]

  • Jack Rock Falls

    Jack Rock Falls

    Beauty in the Forest Located near Wartburg, Tennessee, along Clear Creek at the Obed Wild and Scenic River National Park, the scenic upper Jack Rock Falls stands 25-feet tall. If you’d be interested in a print for your home, office, or to give as a gift to family and/or friends, you can visit my gallery […]

  • A Long Hike

    A Long Hike

    After traveling thousands of miles around the world, it appeared that the final 50 miles would be the most difficult. For her love, however, no distance was too great and worth every bead of sweat… You don’t have to travel that far, though, to enjoy great products featuring my design. Simply visit the following shops […]

  • Lower Piney Falls

    Located on the Cumberland Plateau adjacent to Grandview, Tennessee, Lower Piney Falls is a scenic waterfall standing 40-feet tall. It’s a relatively short hike on well-maintained trails, and dogs (leashed) are welcomed. Parking is limited. No restrooms. Midway along the trail is a clearing with two signs. Here, continue straight to visit Lower Piney Falls, […]

  • Signs of Fire

    Chimney Tops I shot this photograph in the summer of 2019, while hiking Chimney Tops in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. This image captures remnants of a burned tree from the fire of 2016, shown here after being cut down by park forestry personnel. If you’d be interested in a print, then please visit my […]

  • Bear Cub In Tree

  • Chimney Tops

    Chimney Tops

    Following a gain of 1400-feet along a steep, two mile hike, visitors are rewarded with a view of Chimney Tops, a half-billion year old peak composed of slate, schist and phyllite rocks. You can visit my shops at Pixels and Redbubble for great print options & other fine items!

  • Chimney Tops

    Smoky Mountains The Cherokee Indians called it Duniskwalguni, meaning ‘forked antlers’. I might use the same term, if I could pronounce it?! Whatever the case, it’s really a two mile hike up a mountain with a steeper than typical incline; a.k.a., a calves-burner. But, now that you’re at the top, why not enjoy the view […]

  • See You At The Top

    See You At The Top

    It’s morning in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. For this small black bear cub, that means it’s time to climb a tall pine tree! Gotta practice, right? This was one of three cubs sharing this tree and having fun, as mother bear guards the area below. Photographed along the Foothills Parkway near Wears Valley. […]

  • Climbing Bears

    I photographed these climbing bear cubs yesterday morning along the Foothills Parkway in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, near Wears Valley. The first sound I heard was probably the mother bear, moving through the underbrush near the base of the tree, down the hill approx. 50-feet away. Next, I heard (and soon observed) the three […]

  • Hiking Quotes

    Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. — Erol Ozan

  • Hiking Quote

    It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. — Muhammad Ali PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.

  • Nearly Dry Falls

    Nearly Dry Falls

    Prints available. Like many waterfalls dependent on lesser streams, Jack Rock Falls is no exception – a reduced volume of water flows during summer months. This recent morning photograph was taken as a few stray beams of sunshine brightened areas of falling water.

  • Hiking Quote

    The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark. — John Muir Photo: prints available.

  • Chimney Tops

    Chimney Tops

    Located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, not far from Gatlinburg and/or the Sugarlands Visitor Center, hikers to Chimney Tops are rewarded with magnificent views such as this. If you’d be interested, prints are available in my shop – select from framed, canvas, art, poster, metal, wood, acrylic and tapestry. Thanks!

  • Chimney Tops

    Chimney Tops

    Most commonly known as Chimney Tops, the Cherokee Indians called it Duniskwalguni, meaning ‘forked antlers’. I call it a steep 2-mile hike in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee – with a great view! Located not far from Gatlinburg, it’s a popular trail with limited parking. However, you can enjoy a view from home when you […]

  • Upper Jack Rock Falls

    Upper Jack Rock Falls

    Prints available. This photograph features upper Jack Rock Falls at the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, located along Clear Creek near Wartburg, Tennessee.

  • Lower Jack Rock Falls

    Lower Jack Rock Falls

    Mild temperatures remained following a substantial rainfall to the west, so I drove 45 minutes to the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park and hiked to lower Jack Rock Falls. Due to the rain, everything was very slippery – soil, fallen leaves and rocks – requiring me to move slowly along the trail, and […]