Paddlers on Big Creek – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – March 13, 2013 Story: While I was at the Big Creek Picnic area taking some creek pictures, a truck full of paddlers pulled up and unloaded. They were putting in just upstream of the bridge in the picnic … Continue reading →
“Doo Doo Doo… looking out my backdoor” Spring is approaching, evidenced today by the warm and turbulent weather passing through. This was pretty much my first attempt with birds. There was a Cardinal pair I was trying to catch, but they proved too elusive. These were shot with a Nikon … Continue reading →
Appalachian Trail – Davenport Gap to Mount Cammerer (Almost) – Great Smoky Mountains National Park Details: Difficulty: Strenuous. Location: Appalachian Trail at Davenport Gap. Distance: I made 4.72 miles before my left knee objected and I turned around. 9.5 miles round trip. Total Ascent: 2,695 feet. (To the 4.72 mile … Continue reading →
Angel Falls Trail – Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area – Saturday, February 23, 2013. Details: Difficulty: Easy. Exception: The rapid itself is *extremely* dangerous. Be careful exploring the area around the falls. Multiple people have died here since the creation of the Park in 1974. (Including hikers … Continue reading →
Chestnut Branch Trail – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Saturday, March 2, 2013. Details: Difficulty: Moderate. Mile 1 is a nice, graded uphill, with great views of Chestnut Branch. Mile 2 is all *up.* Go 1.1 miles to the sharp right turn and the small cascade for a nice … Continue reading →
I’m off to Big South Fork with Indy (the German Shepherd) chasing snow! This will be Indy’s first camping trip, he’s 5 months old. So we’ll be car camping to accommodate the additional gear I’m taking along for him.
Hopefully lots of winter wonderland photos to follow!
Big South Fork turned out to be a no-go for snow. And Indy was bored with sitting in the tent waiting out the rain. So we packed up and headed back Friday.
Saturday, however, turned out great for snow. Check out the Chestnut Branch Trail post.