Tag: Virgin Falls

  • Behind the Falls

    Behind the Falls

    Big Laurel Falls stands 40-feet tall. However, as with many waterfalls situated on the Cumberland Plateau, the volume of water present diminishes during generally drier, summer months. That said, at times such as these it’s much easier to enjoy exploring the cave behind the falls, which has dimensions of approximately 160-feet wide by 80-feet deep. […]

  • Big Laurel Creek

    Although the water was low during my visit to the Virgin Falls State Natural Area, home to Big Laurel Creek and several other points of interest, I did observe a few deep pools of crystal-clean, turquoise water. You can see more – prints, gifts & apparel – in these shops: Pixels Redbubble ArtPal

  • Water Shots

    These photographs include Lost Creek Falls, Big Laurel Creek and Rylander Cascades. Each is located on the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, atop the states largest network of underground caves. Though foliage conceals an upper aspect of Lost Creek Falls, it stands 50-feel tall and immediately vanishes into an underground sink, never to be seen again. […]

  • Cave Behind Waterfall

    Cave Behind Waterfall

    This cave is located at the Virgin Falls State Park, in Sparta, Tennessee, immediately behind Big Laurel Falls. As photographed, the water drains back into the cave and underground. If you’d be interested in a beautiful accent piece for a wall in your home, then do stop by my galleries to find something special → […]

  • Shots from the Trail

    You can see fine prints and other items available in the following galleries: Big Laurel Falls – Pixels, ArtPal Smoky Mountains Sunrise – Pixels, ArtPal Upper Lynn Camp Falls – Pixels, ArtPal

  • Shots from the Trail

    This photograph was taken roadside in Robbinsville, North Carolina, along the Cheoah River, and features white water rapids. Prints and more are available in my galleries at Pixels and ArtPal. Despite low water levels in Big Laurel Creek, it was easy to locate some scenic areas among the boulders to photograph. Prints and more are […]

  • Big Laurel Falls

    I shot this photograph of Big Laurel Falls using my zoom lens from the other side of a large cave. Located in the Virgin Falls State Park, near Sparta, Tennessee, the waterfall stands 40-feet tall. You can enjoy fine prints and more when you visit any of the following galleries: Pixels Redbubble ArtPal Thanks for […]

  • Forest Boulders and Creek

    Forest Boulders and Creek

    Located at the Virgin Falls State Park of Tennessee, this photograph features Big Laurel Creek with a low water level. See more: Pixels, ArtPal, Redbubble.

  • Big Laurel Creek

    Despite low water levels at Big Laurel Creek during my recent visit, and, given that the creek exhibits periodic subterranean detours through a network of caverns before reemerging, there were nevertheless a few areas where I observed deep pools of crystal-clear water…case in point. If you might be interested in a fine print, or other […]

  • Big Laurel Falls

    Yesterday, my alarm clock sounded at 3:30 a.m. and I headed to the kitchen to make coffee. After a few cups at my computer, I used the restroom and was on the road within the hour, headed to the Virgin Falls State Natural Area in White County, Tennessee. I wanted to visit Big Laurel Falls, […]

  • Virgin Falls

    Virgins Falls stands an impressive 110-feet tall and can be enjoyed on a hike of 9 miles out-and-back, rated as difficult. Along with three other waterfalls and a creek, the water disappears underground into a massive network of caverns, with 7 miles of mapped passages. Prints available. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Favorite Recent Video

    Favorite Recent Video

    A few weeks ago → After approx. 5 miles, I finally reached Virgin Falls. In addition to the substantial volume of water flowing, an unusual outcropping of rock with a tree on top provided visual interest. So much so, that I made a video of it; as follows, my favorite recent video –

  • Cascading Creek In Forest

    Cascading Creek In Forest

    I photographed this lovely cascading creek – Big Laurel Creek – along the trail while hiking to Virgin Falls, located near Sparta, Tennessee. See more.

  • Big Branch Falls

    Big Branch Falls

    I recently hiked the Virgin Falls State Natural Area, located on the Cumberland Plateau – near Sparta, Tennessee. Along the trail, I stopped to enjoy Big Branch Falls, a 15-foot tall waterfall featuring a series of small terraces; thus, producing a cascading effect. Prints Visit my shop at Pixels to discover a variety of prints […]

  • Hike To Virgin Falls

    Hike To Virgin Falls

    Finally, I hiked the trail to Virgin Falls! Located at the Virgin Falls State Natural Area in White County, Tennessee, Virgin Falls stands an impressive 110-feet tall. Emerging from a cave, water flows over the waterfalls and then disappears underground into another cave at the bottom of the sink. Situated atop a mammoth cavern system, […]