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  • Rocky Landscape

    Water ripples on Richland Creek amidst a rocky gorge embankment, located along the Laurel-Snow Trail in Dayton, Tennessee. It’s one of my favorite places to hike, featuring a diverse array of waterfalls, creekside beauty and tall cliffs.

    If you’re looking for an accent piece for an empty wall in you home or at work, or for a gift to give to family and/or friends, then you can find a variety of fine prints available in my gallery.

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  • Found in the Forest

    Found in the Forest

    While hiking the Laurel-Snow Trail in Dayton, Tennessee, morning sunlight crested the high gorge, streaming into the forest upon this historic setting. Over one hundred years ago, the Dayton Coal & Iron Company operated mines in this area, from which industrial vestiges remain. In time, the business closed pursuant to an accident in which many miners perished. Today, voices from the past echo through canyon walls, as conveyed to me by an elderly Park Ranger on site.

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  • Beneath the Water

    Rocks, rocks and more rocks. This is Richland Creek, located along the Laurel-Snow Trail in Dayton, Tennessee, photographed in July 2020 without water. Despite dry conditions, this geological surface was a lot of fun to explore. If interested, you can visit my gallery to see prints available featuring my photography.

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  • Richland Creek

    Richland Creek

    This photograph of Richland Creek was taken on the Cumberland Plateau in Dayton, Tennessee, along the Laurel-Snow Trail. You can visit my gallery to see a variety of prints – framed, art, canvas, metal, acrylic, wood, poster and tapestry. Thanks for stopping by!

  • 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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  • Return to the Laurel-Snow Trail

    Located in a gorge along Richland Creek in Dayton, Tennessee, the Laurel-Snow Trail provides hikers with many scenic landscapes, waterfalls and rocky waterways. During the early 1900’s, the area was home to the Dayton Coal & Iron Company, with many remnants from that era still intact today – mine shafts, arches, retaining walls, structural supports of old railways, etc..

    The park also has many massive rocks scattered along the creek, including this 40-foot tall boulder (see photograph). Though the water was low during my recent visit, this affords one the opportunity to more closely explore the creek bed. If you haven’t hiked this area, you really should check it out…there’s so much to see!

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  • Paine Creek Falls

    Paine Creek Falls

    Photographed during a period of low water, this is Paine Creek Falls, located in Dayton, Tennessee, along the Laurel-Snow Trail on the Cumberland Plateau. You can visit my gallery to see this image and many others from the area, available on a plethora of fine prints for your home or office. Thank you!

  • Still Water Reflects

    Still Water Reflects

    Water dips below the moss-line at Paine Creek during a dry summer, still yet reflecting a splash of beauty amidst the rock and green moss. This simple scene may be just what you’re looking to add to an empty wall space in your home, or elsewhere. If so, visit my gallery to select the perfect accent piece – prints of all kinds, shapes and sizes are available. Museum quality, with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

  • Hiking Paine Creek

    Hiking Paine Creek

    Located in Dayton, Tennessee, adjacent to the Laurel-Snow Trail on the Cumberland Plateau, hiking the gorge at Paine Creek provides visitors several scenic cliffs. If you’d be interested in a print of my photography, then you can visit my gallery for a variety of options: framed, canvas, art, metal, wood, poster, acrylic and tapestry.

  • Paine Creek Waterfall

    Paine Creek Waterfall

    This waterfall along Paine Creek is an obscure, though beautiful, sight for hikers to enjoy. It’s located on the Cumberland Plateau in Dayton, Tennessee, along an offshoot path from the Laurel-Snow Trail, which parallels Richland Creek. You’ll climb uphill, over structural remnants from historic mining operations, along rock faces, down to Paine Creek and then back up again, and traverse a 2-foot wide mountainside pathway, ending with a descent into the creek bed of an upper gorge. Interestingly, during periods of average water volume, the creek disappears entirely under a rock ledge, drains into a mineshaft underfoot (under rock), and flows back out as another smaller waterfall downstream. If you might like a print, then visit my gallery at Fine Art America to select the print type which best suits your interests. Thanks, and enjoy the great outdoors!

  • Paine Creek

    Paine Creek

    One of my favorites places to hike is the Laurel-Snow Trail in Dayton, Tennessee. In addition to Richland Creek, there are many side trails to explore, including this remote 15-foot tall waterfall along Paine Creek. It’s off the beaten trail and provides hikers with a scenic and peaceful respite. You can enjoy prints from my gallery on a wall in your home or workplace, with many available selections to meet your interests.

  • Shots From The Trail

    Here are a few recent photographs taken from hikes at Richland Creek, Chilhowee Mountain, Dry Creek and Ocoee Dam.

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  • Water Shots

    PHOTO 01

    Nemo Rapids

    Photographed on a foggy morning in the Obed Wild And Scenic River National Park, near Wartburg, TN. See prints.

    PHOTO 02

    Richland Creek

    Photographed on the Cumberland Plateau along the Laurel-Snow Trail, located near Dayton, Tennessee. Prints available.

  • Rushing Water

    Richland Creek

    Photographed along the Laurel-Snow Trail in Dayton, Tennessee, this may appear to be several small rocks in a creek. However, the larger rock (at top) is approx. 6-feet wide by 8-feet tall, with a length of 12-feet….a boulder!

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  • Richland Creek

    Prints available. Located in the Laurel-Snow State Natural Area, near Dayton, Tennessee, Richland Creek provides visitors with scenic, peaceful surroundings. Hikers can discover boulders as large as 50-feet, a series of small and large waterfalls, and also historic remnants over 100 years old from the Dayton Coal & Iron Company.