GREENBRIER - GSMNP
As I do on occasion, been watching the Ken Burns series The National Parks - Americas Best Idea over the last several days. If you have not seen this 6 part series, treat yourself - http://kenburns.com/films/national-parks/. Dayton Duncan and Ken Burns tell the amazing story of how our National Parks came to be and the people who made it happen.
This series makes me yearn to visit the parks. Had the great privilege of visiting 2 of them in the past 12 months - most recently Yosemite National Park back in March and a few months earlier was our NXNW trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. Both trips were incredibly memorable and make me understand why so many sacrificed so much to protect and preserve them!
Since I can't get to the parks anytime soon, decided to go through my library and see if there were any stray national park images in my library that needed to come to life. Luckily, I found one!
This is the Middle Prong of the Little Pigeon River as it runs under a bridge (I believe that's Ramsey Prong Road) in Greenbrier Cove, a scenic spot in The Smokies a bit east of Gatlinburg, TN.
We spent a couple of hours exploring this area of the park and it was a blast climbing around the rocks and banks of the converging rivers, walking through the woods which still had a splash of fall color. Hard to believe that we, as American citizens, own these beautiful landscapes! Grateful for it, too!
Greenbrier Cove, GSMNP, November 8, 2018
Sony FE 16-35mm f/4
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