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!
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…
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!
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!
Visitors of the Smoky Mountains can reach Chimney Tops – a mountain that the Cherokee Indians called Duniskwalguni, meaning ‘forked antlers’ – after a two mile hike along a steep trail. It’s a beautiful view, and one that you can enjoy everyday on prints available in my gallery at Fine Art America. I hope you’ll visit and find something you like, either for yourself or to give as a gift. Thanks!
This creative and surreal fantasy landscape featuring an infinite array of staggered, rocky peaks, reminded me of the 1986 movie, The Golden Child, when Eddie Murphy was tasked with the death-defying feat of carrying a glass of water (without spilling) across a similar, dangerous terrain. Fortunately, it’s much easier to access the following shops in order to find many great gift-giving ideas…
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.
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High above the clouds
Evergreens embrace the sun
© 2022 Phil Perkins
View from Clingmans Dome in North Carolina – prints available here.
Song for Today
Carolina in My Mind, by James Taylor (1969) – see lyrics here.
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.
Based on a morning photograph I shot from the foothills in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, this stylized digital painting with texture is available on a variety of products in my galleries, and would look especially nice on a wall in your home! See more here: Pixels, Redbubble, Society 6, ArtPal.
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!
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…
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…
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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.
This black and white morning photograph was taken along the (new) Foothills Parkway, highlighting a stormy sky over the Smoky Mountains, with fog below in the town of Wears Valley, Tennessee. A variety of prints are available in my gallery. Thanks for stopping by!