Each year spring approaches and this is always one of the busy times for photographers. There are so many events, contest, and just all around fun. One of my favorite in years past has always been the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in Smoky Mountain park. This is a well planned event and there are so many hikes and tours its hard to choose.
The registration is open. Go to www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org. to register and plan your day.
This is an event you don't want to miss. In years past one of my favorite is the edible plants hike at metcalf bottoms. You get hand on experience with all of these and can make a lot of new friends.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
I am short and therefore a slow walker with sure footed steps. This trail took me about an hour in and an hour out and time to shoot and rest in between. All together it took about 3 hours. Today it was after a rain and was a bit slippery. The trail narrows in some places and you walk slanted on the hillside in others. Mostly its a smooth walk up the old road part. The entire walk is slightly up hill. A good walking stick would be great. It is a well marked trail and beautiful. I arrived today somewhere around 2PM and the sun was just hitting the top of the ridge behind the falls. It created a beautiful sun star. The air was cool and a nice cool down draft from the falls was appreciated after the warm hike up. Be sure to respect the no trespassing signs on some of the neighboring property and as always pack your trash back out. Since this is private property we need to keep it clean and user friendly so that everyone can enjoy it.