APPALACHIAN SCENES
In this gallery are sights from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, which will remain a recurring destination.  We are in the foothills of the Appalachian Range and love to explore the rivers, streams, and waterfalls scattered about all the way from here to Virginia, but the Smokies is always a favorite destination.

Much of our work in the Smokies is done in the fall...duh: fall colors (21), deer and elk in rut with antlers (2d and h), etc.  Frequently the water is not flowing well if the summer has been dry.  Even with minimal water, however, there is opportunity for smaller landscapes that can't be seen when the water is high (2e).  The sun drenched flows may be minimal (2g) or heavy (2i), but the gold color and occasional blue reflections are always striking.

What would a Smokies trip be without a trip to Sparks Lane at sunrise?  2c shows the fog creeping in across the lane and the very clear blue sky above the mountain.

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PHOTO 2a
Fall and fog


PHOTO 2b
Reflecting on color


PHOTO 2c
Sunrise on Sparks Lane

PHOTO 2d
Buck scraping in the fall



PHOTO 2e
Small falls on Middle Prong


PHOTO 2f
Mingus Mill

PHOTO 2g
Sunlit mini falls


PHOTO 2h
Young bucks at play


PHOTO 2i
Little River gold


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