As most of you know, Doug and I love the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. We try to get there twice a year, usually once in the spring and again in the fall. Our spring trip this year occurred during my one-year blogging break, so the photos from that trip haven't yet made it to the blog. They might still find their way here one of these days. But, for now, I'll share some shots captured last week, during our fall visit there.
On Monday, we awoke to drizzle and fog. It wasn't raining hard, though, so we took off to visit a few of our favorite haunts in the national park.
|Foggy Scene Along Little River Road|
|Parking Area at Trailhead for Middle Prong Trail at Tremont|
|This bridge marks the beginning of the trail.|
|Lynn Camp Prong Falls is a short walk up the trail.|
|This is a view near where we turned back to return to our vehicle.|
After our hike on Middle Prong Trail, we took a drive up Newfound Gap Road to the overlook for Chimney tops. The fog grew thicker the higher up the mountain we traveled.
|The sign shows what the view should have looked like.|
I thought you might like to see a comparison shot, taken a couple of days later in the sunshine.
|This is a shot of a tree at the Chimney Tops overlook, in the fog.|
|Here's the same tree a couple of days later, in the sunshine.|
Here's one more picture from the foggy day:
|Gatlinburg, from the Gatlinburg Overlook|
More from the Smokies soon.