April 27, 2014 – The first time I had ever been on this trail was during Tremont’s Spring Wildflower Photography Workshop.  I didn’t get nearly enough of it then, so went back for more before the flowers weren’t as plentiful.  This is a .75 mile loop accessed by the Chimneys picnic area off of Newfound […]

(Hike done in February, 2014. – I’m just trying to get caught up!) This is probably the easiest of waterfalls to reach within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The short (1/2 mile) dirt trail is easy and accessed in back of the Sugarlands Visitors Center. The trail hugs the Little River most of the […]

The entrance and parking area for this trail is about a 1/2 mile north of the Sugarlands Visitors Center of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  It’s short (1/2 mile) but sweet, nestled in the mountains, with a paved and fully accessible path. Starting in the 1800’s, the Sugarlands Valley was once home to 100 […]

April 24, 2014 – Even though I’ve been obsessed with Cades Cove since I started exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I always passed by the side road, Rich Mountain (Stop 8), which is adjacent to the Missionary Baptist Church (Stop 7). Since it’s a one-way road that goes back to Townsend with no […]

Last weekend Tremont Outdoor Resort held a Spring Wildflower Photography Workshop that I was blessed enough to be able to attend.  World famous photographer Wilson Reynolds and Knoxville’s f/32 Photo’s April Love and Brett Wells hosted the event to guide us in getting the best shots possible, and loaned out macro lens to really get […]

On Tuesday, I had a whole day to explore – rare for me on weekdays due to client work necessary to keep the gas tank filled.  I have seen so many gorgeous places more than once, but today I felt the need to be on a scenic road I’d never been on before – that’s […]

Yesterday I had to do some shopping, but decided to take the long, scenic route to Maryville to see how spring was coming along.  I stopped to cross a scenic swinging bridge (never can resist those), then headed out for the Foothills Parkway because I hadn’t been back there since fall colors were strutting their […]