Tag Archive: Smoky Mountains


Wears Valley

A nice surprise to come around a curve in the road and see these turkeys, with a great background for this photo. This was in Wears Valley, Tennessee next to the Smoky Mountains!

Chimney Tops

My wife after doing this trail!

The first section of trail more or less follows the cascading waters of Road Prong Creek, and crosses several footbridges along the 0.9-mile route to Beech Flats. If you’re hiking during the spring or early summer, look for rhododendron, mountain laurel and many other wildflowers blooming along the trailside during this time period. The trail junction at Beech Flats marks the approximate half-way point for this hike. From here the Road Prong Trail branches off to the left towards the Appalachian Trail at Indian Gap, roughly 2.4 miles away. The Road Prong Trail, which continues to follow the stream of the same name, is one of the oldest trails in the Smokies. In the 18th and 19th centuries this ancient path was commonly known as the Indian Gap Trail.

Sunset peeking through the trees!

Our Welcome!

Hoping to get some scenic shots to post this week!