Great Smokey Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established in 1934 and with over 9 million visits per year, it is the most-visited national park in the United States.  The name “Smoky” comes from the natural fog that often hangs over the range and presents as large smoke plumes from a distance.  This fog, which is most common in the morning and after a rainfall, is the result of warm humid air from the Gulf of Mexico cooling rapidly in the higher elevations of Southern Appalachia.  The images captured here are a reflection of this diverse area, including rushing river rapids, peaceful valley’s and sprawling mountain vistas.  Having never been to this area  of the country before, I will not hesitate to return whenever the opportunity presents itself.  To view a slideshow of the trip, please CLICK HERE, or on the image to the left.

2 thoughts on “Great Smokey Mountains”

  1. Doug, these are fabulous! Love the old look on the cabin and the stove. Really nice water and rocks…beautiful mist and mountains….I have to go back some day.

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