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Indian Flats Falls

Indian Flats Falls (Great Smoky Mountain National Park)

On one of my recent adventures, I made it to Indian Flats Falls.  However, the story doesn’t start there… Several years ago, my dad and brothers had a great idea to take a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Benton Mackaye Trail.  We would start on the eastern end of the park and traverse to the western end of the park and a little bit beyond.  That trip netted me a beautiful sunrise atop Mount Sterling.  Unfortunately, there was an injury that prevented us Click here for the rest of the story…

Chattanooga Overwatch

Today’s Photo: Chattanooga Overwatch

I took a quick trip to Ruby Falls a few months ago and could not help stopping by Point Park that overlooks Downtown Chattanooga.  I was very surprised by the lack of visitors.  We just about had the entire park to ourselves.

The Little Piggy

Today’s Photo: The Little Piggy

It seems to me that most people take car of cars as if they are just a method of getting from one point to another.  Now, there are exceptions to that, but I hardly ever see a motorcycle that has been treated in the same way that I see cars.  I found this little piggy somewhere in Tennessee a couple years back.  Of course, it was well taken care of and I’d have to say it probably screamed wee all the way home.

Mt. Sterling (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)

Today’s Photo: Mt. Sterling (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)

This shot is from the top of the fire tower on Mount Sterling in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park looking east over North Carolina.  The day before this, I hiked just over 6 miles and gained over 4000 feet of elevation in that time, carrying all my camera gear and camping gear.  What a climb, but well worth it for views and a sunrise like this.  I almost did not get out of the hammock, as it was so cozy.  Fortunately I did.

Lenny's Sub Shop

Today’s Photo: Lenny’s Sub Shop

When I am out taking photos, I have a tendency to forget to eat.  It’s not that I’m not hungry, it’s that there are too many other important things going on and I don’t have time.  One evening walking around the Market Square and Downtown in Knoxville, we decided to make a quick stop at this little hole in the wall sandwich shop.  I am bad about trying to find these types of shops.  Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are bad.  This one happened to be great.  I recommend it to anyone in the Knoxville area.

The Railroad Bridge

Today’s Photo: The Railroad Bridge

This is probably my favorite photo from my stay in Knoxville last fall.  This was from my second adventure into downtown and my goal was to make it to the Sunsphere and the Worlds Fair Park.  This is the railroad bridge that runs through the park and over Cumberland Avenue.

The Haunted Hospital

Today’s Photo: The Haunted Hospital

Among my many adventures in Knoxville, there were several walks along the Tennessee River.  One of those happened to be well after dark and to retrieve the car for me to go pick up my fellow explorers.  Unfortunately, it took me a few minutes more to make it to them than it could have.  I made a stop at Volunteer Landing to get a few shots of the Baptist Hospital that overlooks the river.  The hospital is no longer in use and reminds me of the set from a horror film.  Not that they scare me, but it was good to have several hundred feet of water to get some good reflections.

Entrance to Thompson-Boling Arena

Today’s Photo: Entrance to Thompson-Boling Arena

I stopped for a quick shot while we were passing through the front entrance area to the Thompson-Boling arena on the campus of the University of Tennessee.  I had just taken some shots of fireworks that I believe were the send off for the Vols to go play Alabama last year and we were walking to Neyland Stadium.  Having never been inside the Thompson-Boling arena, I can only imagine what was in the space hovering above my head.  Thankfully, it did not fall on me.

The Dry Riverbed

Today’s Photo: The Dry Riverbed

The start of the trail to Debord and Emory Gap Falls starts at the end of the main road into Frozen Head State Park.  From there, the trail parallels the stream bed most of the way to the base of both sets of falls.  Unfortunately, I decided to visit the falls during a very dry spell and most of the water was flowing under the stream bed instead of in it.  I was able to get a few shots of some of the pools of water along the stream, but I thought the empty riverbed looked pretty neat also.

Knoxville Reflections

Today’s Photo: Knoxville Reflections

I was walking along Gay Street one evening when I ran across this building.  I thought the reflections were pretty good in the building.  I tried to get a shot of the other building too, but there were not any good angles.

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