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.

2 Responses to Great Smokey Mountains

  1. Avatar Nancy Thorington
    Nancy Thorington says:

    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.

    • Avatar Dougs_Blog
      Dougs_Blog says:

      This was actually my first time there !! Loved it !! Over to Ireland in 2 weeks !! Yippee !!