Water rushes down a mountain stream in the Smoky Mountains
In spring the mountain streams run fast with water let loose from the soil as the sun melts winter's frozen grip. There is something about the sound of rushing water that refreshes the spirit and makes one want to take their shoes off and wade.
Clouds at your feet on a Presidential Traverse
Early summer mornings often find clouds hanging in the valleys below as you climb above the trees to a higher place.
October views from the Alpine garden on the way to Mount Isolation
There are days, when the sun still warms the soul and all the trees are aflame with crimson and gold, that the soul just cannot help but reflect on the playful days of the summer just past and the glorious beauty that surrounds as the season finishes with a flare.
Winter snow from High Cannon
There is no peace more serene than that found in the deep snow on a Mountain trail. Even the most mundane of paths is transformed into a winter wonderland when the snow falls deep in the Whites.