Creeks, Rivers, and Falls
The Blueridge and Smoky Mountains have a great reputation for waterfalls and creeks with fantastic hiking and year round access. We spent many weekends camping and doing day trips around the mountains in the Carolinas and Tennessee.
A very enjoyable hike in Cades Cove lead us to Abrams Falls. Time to take a few shot and head back before the sun goes behind the mountains.
Small cascades on big creek. Another 5 shot HDR from a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains.
The water was high after the rains, falling freely from the rocks. I guess that is why it is called Big Creek.
The joining of Little mouse creek to Big creek is a pretty sight in the fall. And the cooler weather made the hike up there very enjoyable.
There are some pretty spectacular smaller creeks around Big Creek that are worth a few minutes of shooting time.
One of the more beautiful locations in the Smoky Mountains is Big Creek. Right in the Tennessee and North Carolina border it is a smaller access point and can fill up the available parking quite quickly. This shot was taken after some heavy rain for the last couple of weeks, everything is lush and green and very humid.
Every stop along the road leads to another beautiful view along creeks, ravines, and rock faces. This was a pretty serene location with a few rapids behind us but the autumn colours kept our attention as the leaves continued to fall onto the rocks.
Nice hike on a not too hot day, down to Crabtree falls. Always another good hike around the next corner on the Blueridge Highway.
Glen Falls near Highlands in North Carolina.