Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Waterfall, Middle Prong Trail Head

On a recent visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, off the main road on the west side of the park, past the Townsend exit, sits Tremont. I visit this area more often than I have in the past to photograph the water along the Middle Prong River. The paved road turns to gravel just past the Tremont Institute. Here the road follows the river all the way back until it dead ends. At this point you are at the Middle Prong Trail head. As you cross a metal bridge you are crossing Lynn Camp Prong. Here is the confluence of Lynn Camp Prong and Thunderhead Prong. The rush of the two prongs converging is pretty amazing.

Waterfall, Middle Prong Tail Head, Lynn Camp Prong,
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There are three waterfalls situated along the Middle Prong Trail making this the most popular trail for waterfall photographers. On this particular day, I wanted to photograph the waterfall at the trail head itself. With a storm moving in, I could only capture a few perspectives. I especially like this perspective because of the contrast. The boulders seem dark and moody against the stark white water as it falls down the rocks. This was the wettest visit to the park I had ever encountered. However, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is expansive. So if it is raining at one end or side of the park, just drive to the other end or side and you just might find sunshine which I did several times. Back soon with a few more images from my trip. ENJOY!

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  1. milky water, green moss on the rocks, lovely combination.

  2. prachtig gedaan je ziet de beweging er in.