Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cascading Water, Little Pigeon River

Making my annual Fall pilgrimage to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, I found Fall foliage at near peak levels. No doubt later this week it will reach its peak. The park's lower elevations were absolutely stunning as I drove the routes to both Cade's Cove and Newfound Gap. On my last day I decided to photograph the water rushing down the Little Pigeon River in Greenbrier. Greenbrier is generally a single road, almost two lanes, but not quite, that travels many miles back into the park ending at the trail head to Porter's Creek Trail.
There's one turn off on the main road in Greenbrier which is equally long and dead ends at the trail head to Ramsey Cascades. Ramsey Cascades is a gorgeous waterfall that I have seen photos of, but probably will never hike to. It's a four mile hike with a pretty hefty accent. On this particular day, I decided to take the road less traveled which was the road to Ramsey Cascades. I had never taken this route before, but was so glad I had because the Fall foliage was gorgeous. Not to mention the opportunities to stop and take photos of the cascading falls as the water rushed over the rocks down the Little Pigeon River to a destination unknown. I will be back soon with more images from my journey. Hope you have had a great week so far. ENJOY!


  1. Like silk! I'm enjoying your fall there in the Great Smoky Mountains. We got snow again yesterday.

  2. Truly beautiful, hand held or tripod and slow shutter, you have captured it as so many fail to do, Thanks for sharing this wonderful part of your world. Jean.

  3. Excellent job, Carol. I so wish I could go there every year during fall.