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Skyline Drive. By: @moore.ns  // #blueridgemoments 

There’s No Place like Beech Mountain, NC! Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz one mile high in the Appalachian Mountains at @landofoznc  this September during the Autumn at Oz Festival! Get your tickets today! // #blueridgemoments  // This is a sponsored post.

Orange Ridge Moments. By: @imonfil__  // #blueridgemoments 

Interlocking. By: @mpthecomebackid  // #blueridgemoments 

Hawksbill Mountain. By: @alinazbv  // #blueridgemoments 

Sunset Along The Parkway. By: @anne_strickland_photographer  // #blueridgemoments 

West Virginia. By: @adamciner  // #blueridgemoments 

Qualla & Cherokee. By: @yohojeremy  // #blueridgemoments 

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“Keep close to Nature’s heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” 🌲🏞

Love this little bag. It is perfect for getting out and spending a day on the trail chasing waterfalls. #maderaoutdoorco  #dayhike  #gsmnp  #bigcreek  #waterfall 

An excellent day of hiking in the Smokies with some new friends! Beautiful day and lively wildlife sightings! 💚____________________________________________ #hiking  #hikingadventures  #hikenc  #hikethesmokies  #gsmnp  #snakes  #outdoors  #outdooradventures  #gshag  #gnha  #gnhahiking 

Born to live near waterfalls. >>----------> Today, I hiked Middle Prong Trail with my fam (@bakery_babe_  & @jgrussell78 ) and it was delightful. This trail (less than an hour from our house!) meanders alongside a river studded with the most picturesque rapids and mini falls. We planned to hike all the way to Indian Flats Falls -- about 4 miles one way -- but a downpour derailed our plans, and we turned around about 2 miles in. >>----------> Still, I'm grateful the rain held off long enough for us to witness those 2 miles of pure Tennessee beauty. I'm also thankful for the poncho I bought at Walmart yesterday, and stuffed into my backpack, just in case. Best $0.98 I've spent in a while! >>----------> When's the last time you witnessed a waterfall? . . . 📸: bakery_babe_

I wish I could see as you see No map, no compass A tiny quiet giant truly free . . . . . #bioregional  #animism  #millipede  #poetry  #gsmnp  #awen  #obod  #secrethearth  #lavenlynpodcast  #lavenlynpod 

Just a little Smoky Mtn Butter that came out to play today #flyfishing  #tenkara  #troutfishing  #browntrout  #gsmnp  #smokies  #daymade 

I’ve always thought storms were so fascinating to watch. Even small ones like this one can do such cool things to the sky....with the added benefit of just barely getting rained on while taking some pictures. Anybody else think being a storm chaser would be a pretty awesome job....or is that just me?

In honor of the National Park Service’s 103rd Birthday we took a little hike! So thankful for my time in the woods with the love of my life! Oh and we earned our NPS badge! #nationalparks  #getyourhikeon  #gsmnp 

First morning of our Smokies photo adventure. “Tipton Cantilever Barn”, 2019.08.19 #CadesCove  #SmokyMountains  #GSMNP  #GreatSmokyMountains  #NationalPark  #Townsend  #TN  #Tennessee  #Cantilever  #Barn  #Tipton  #Morning  #Fog  #Mist  #vividHDR  #Snapseed  #Priime  #iPhone7Plus 

First morning of our Smokies photo adventure. “Dan Lawson Place”, 2019.08.19 #CadesCove  #SmokyMountains  #GSMNP  #GreatSmokyMountains  #NationalPark  #Cabin  #Townsend  #TN  #Tennessee  #Morning  #Fog  #Mist  #BW  #BlackAndWhite  #vividHDR  #Snapseed  #Priime  #iPhone7Plus 

First morning of our Smokies photo adventure. “Dan Lawson Place”, 2019.08.19 #CadesCove  #SmokyMountains  #GSMNP  #GreatSmokyMountains  #NationalPark  #Cabin  #Townsend  #TN  #Tennessee  #Morning  #Fog  #Mist  #vividHDR  #Snapseed  #Priime  #iPhone7Plus 

Layers of beauty 👀 📸: @rebeccahelenphoto  #GSMNP  #HomeSweetTN 

When was the last time you experienced a Smoky Mountain sunset? #sunset  #smokymountains  #gsmnp  #findyourpark  #gatlinburg  #gatlinburgtn  #greatsmokymountains 

Laurel Falls in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park earlier today before the masses arrived. Shot on my trusty Sony a7ii and edited in On1 Photo RAW. #GSMNP  #NationalParks  #SmokyMountains  #waterfalls  #ON1  #sonyalpha  #a7ii 

Nice pit stop on the way over the mountains with @maggiee_elliott  #flyfishing  #hiking  #wildtrout  #gsmnp 

And a butterfly landed on me shortly after this picture. Just like a Disney Princess! #hiking  #gsmnp  #waterfall 

Are you happiest when you are in Gatlinburg? #smokymountains  #gatlinburg  #gatlinburgtn  #gsmnp  #findyourpark  #vacation 

Every now and then I get an urge to take on the outdoors. Don’t worry, it passes quickly. But living surrounded by the Great Smokey Mountains, I get it a lot. . . . #procreate  #ipadpro  #ipaddrawing  #ipadart  #leftycalligraphy  #lefthandedcalligraphy  #moderncalligraphy  #digitalart  #digital_art  #digitallettering  #digitalletters  #gsmnp  #greatsmokymountains  #nationalparks  @greatsmokynps  #handmadefont  #prints  #digitalprints  #modernart  #artistsoninstagram  #instagramart 

Faerie door. . . . . . #gsmnp  #forest  #shadows  #trees  #moss  #faerie 

Sunday drive on the Foothills Parkway. . #greatsmokymountains  #gsmnp  #nationalparks  #findyourpark  #tennessee 

. Clingman' Dome is the highest point in the Smokies and a fantastic place for sunrise and sunset. The viewing platform was renovated last year and reopened the day after we left. I was happy to make it to the top this time, now I don't feel like such a poser wearing the t-shirt. . . . This was my first HDR pano attempt. The sunset was able to break through some of the clouds before the big bank of them on the horizon snuffed out the light. . . . #panorama  #panoramas  #clingmansdomesunset  #clingmansdome  #gsmnp  #visitncsmokies  #visitgatlinburg  #gatlinburg  #greatsmokymountains  #lovencsmokies  #friendsofthesmokies  #trailful  #instagramtennessee  #thenationalparkspass  #visitmysmokies  #national_park_photography  #nationalparklife 

Always look for the beauty, the spectacular, the unexpected during the journey. . . . #gsmnp  #smokymountains  #gatlinburg  #clingmansdome  #wncmountains  #romanticasheville  #hiking  #trails 

"Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." – John Muir #soulsunday  . . . . . #smokies  #smokymountains  #smokymtns  #gsmnp  #sevierville  #pigeonforge  #gatlinburg  #tennessee  #tnvacation  #seviervilletn  #gatlinburgtn  #pigeonforgetn  #greatoutdoors  #smokeymountains  #vacation  #traveling  #instatravel  #greatsmokymountains  #nationalparks  #appalachianmountains  #optoutside 

The mountains called and asked me why I wasn't there, so I obliged🌲 #clingmansdome  #greatsmokymountains  #tennessee  #hiketn  #chimney  #chimneytopstrail  #easttn  #smokymountains  #gsmnp  #appalachians 

Happy 103rd birthday to the National Park Service! I am so grateful to be able to visit beautiful places like this. ⛰💚🥾#latergram  #hikingram  #gsmnp  #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark  #nps  #findyourpark  #defendourparklands  #nationalparkservice 

Yet another good one! #hike  #getoutside  #tennessee  #nature  #gsmnp 

Rhododendron study for an upcoming save the date that’s just SO DANG CUTE Y’ALL. Caps are required. (You’ll see soon!) Know what else is soon? Oh, I don’t know, just this little internet party (you may have heard of it) called The Stationer’s Summit! 🙌🏼✉️✉️ Tickets are available TOMORROW at 6 am EST, so start your morning bright and bushy-tailed with me. Go follow here for more deets ➡️ @stationerssummit.  . #watercolorartist  #stationerssummit  #watercolourpaint  #watercolourweekly  #watercolorsummit  #watercolorflorals  #watercolorflowers  #customstationery  #weddinginvitationdesigner  #ohwowyes  #licensingartist  #papyruslove  #papercampalum  #anthropologiehome  #anthropologieart  #floralstudio  #floralstudy  #gsmnp  #rhododendron 

Digging through some photos and found this super awkward (and somewhat creepy) looking elk from earlier this summer. 😂 Comment your best caption ideas below! #elk  #elkresearch  #northcarolina  #oconaluftee  #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark  #smokies  #gsmnp 

#Repost  @westgatesmokies  • • • • • • Indulge and share, if you dare. 😋🍺 #WildBearTavern  ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [📸: @Jill  H] •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WestgateSmokyMountains  #WestgateResorts  #InstagramTennessee  #tennessee  #gsmnp  #smokymountains  #greatsmokymountains  #Smokies  #exploreeverything  #gatlinburg  #gatlinburgTN  #travelgood  #tourism  #vacationtime  #getoutdoors  #optoutside  #visitgatlinburg  #themountainsarecalling  #wilderness  #wanderlust  #mountains  #hikingadventures  #mothernature  #traveldeeper  #thegreatoutdoorshow  #vacationmore 

Happy 103rd birthday to the @nationalparkservice , America’s best idea. Here’s to protecting our parks and lands, so many more generations can make memories in these beautiful places. 🌲 ⁣⁣ ⁣ #nps  #findyourpark  #nationalparkgeek  #npsbirthday  #juniorrangers  #nationalparks  #rmnp  #gsmnp  #grandtetons  #glaciernationalpark  #greatsanddunesnationalpark  #yellowstonenationalpark 

"If happiness is the goal- and it should be, then adventures should be a top priority." - Richard Branson⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ExploreMore  #Adventure  #PaddleOn  #Funyak  #Kayak  #Gatlinburg  #GSMNP  #Tennessee  #SmokyMountains  #FunTimes  #HaveFun 

Hike got cut a half mile short due to a couple of downed trees, too sketchy for me. #porterscreektrail  #greatsmokymountains  #gsmnp  #gsmnptrails  #smokymountains  #hiking  #happyplace  #footbridge 

Happy Birthday to the National Park Service! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park holds an incredibly special place in my heart. This is where I learned how to hike. It’s where I learned how to backpack. It’s the first place I was able to do a difficult and long day. It’s the first place I learned it’s okay when things don’t go according to plan. This park changed my entire life in a way. Growing up in the shadow of the Smokies I never spent time here. The mountains meant tourists and traffic - a world I wanted nothing to do with. In 2008 all of that changed when I met someone who loved these mountains. Because I wanted to impress this guy, I started trying to hike and backpack. While our relationship didn’t work out, my relationship with the mountains did. Because of these ancient hillsides, I developed a love for distance hiking. I developed a stronger sense of self. I developed a confidence I don’t experience in the “real world.” Happy Birthday to the agency that made this all possible. Without the time I spent in the woods I wouldn’t be the person I am today. #forceofnature  #sweatydirtyhappy  #blueridgebabes  #hikelikeagirl  #badasswomen  #Smokies  #GSMNP  #SmokyMountains  #backpacking  #takeahike  #altraredteam  #zerolimits  #hiking  #optoutside  #mtcammerer  #getoutstayout  #dayhike  #powerhike  #firetower  #nps 

I am headed to the Great Smoky Mountains for Labor Day weekend, Thursday can’t get here fast enough!! I can’t wait! I desperately need a break, and I am ready for a long weekend trip in the smokies! It’s my “second home”! All these pictures I did myself in the past! #GSMNP  #greatsmokymountains  #tennessee  #mypigeonforge  #pigeonforge  #gatlinburg  #smokymountains  #vacay 

Happy Birthday 103rd @nationalparkservice  . .. . These are just two of many, many, many photos I have taken over the years in our backyard park, @greatsmokynps  . .. . .. ... .. . #nps  #nps103  #nationalparklife  #nationalparkgeek  #parkstamps  #gsmnp  #smokymountains  #optoutside  #adventuresoul  #adventurephotography  #naturephotography  #getoutside  #womenwhohike  #americasbestidea  #nationalparks  #nationalpark  #nationalparkphotography  #nationalparkobsessed 

Looking for the perfect place to get away? Book your stay in a rustic cabin like this Old Mill Lodging mountain home, Rivers Edge. This beautiful accommodation sleeps 18 and offers great amenities including WiFi, pool table, cornhole, fire pit, hot tub, washer and dryer, and more! And it’s only five miles from Pigeon Forge! . . . . . #smokies  #smokymountains  #smokymtns  #gsmnp  #sevierville  #pigeonforge  #gatlinburg  #tennessee  #tnvacation  #seviervilletn  #gatlinburgtn  #pigeonforgetn  #greatoutdoors  #smokeymountains  #vacation  #traveling  #instatravel  #greatsmokymountains  #nationalparks  #appalachianmountains  #optoutside 

⛰ with my kiddos! we all really missed daddy- but bad so much fun with our extended family! #gsmnp  #mountainair  ☀️🌲🐻

My first day into the smokies after leaving the Fontana Hilton. I expected to make it to Mollies ridge and call it a day. I ended up making it to the shelter around lunch time and decided I had plenty of time to make it to Russell Field shelter. When I saw these beautiful fields of flowers, I thought to myself, “this will be a great place to spend the afternoon!” But the next shelter was only 3 more miles, so I had a snack and rested for 15 minutes and then kept going. Ended up putting in 18 miles that day: a new record for me. 😊 #at  #appalachiantrail  #whiteblaze  #hike  #hiker  #hiking  #backpacker  #backpacking  #sectionhiker  #georgiahikers  #gsmnp  #smokeymountains 

On August 25, 1916 Woodrow Wilson created a new agency called the National Park Service protecting our land, water, and wildlife from commercial development. Now with more than 400 parks spread across the country you can see mountain peaks, canyons, deserts, and beaches. #gsmnp  #findyourpark  #getoutdoorsmore  #protectourlands  @nationalparkservice  @greatsmokynps 

There’s No Place like Beech Mountain, NC! Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz one mile high in the Appalachian Mountains at @landofoznc  this September during the Autumn at Oz Festival! Get your tickets today! // #blueridgemoments  // This is a sponsored post.

Didn’t see any bears but I got to dance in a field with this cutie so I guess that makes up for it 💁🏻 thank you @barntobewild96  you killed it even though I have the world most stubborn boyfriend 😂 - - - #couplesphotoshoot  #couplespictures  #cadescove  #gsmnp  #choosemountains  #nationalpark  #greatsmokymountains  #smokies  #visitthesmokies  #visittennessee  #gatlinburg  #townsend  #sevierville  #pigeonforge  #travelgram  #travelerography  #travelphotography  #865life  #instagramtennessee 

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 A7II Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 f/11 ISO 50 1 second 22mm #sonya7ii  #mirroless  #exploringthefrontier  #landscapephoto  #landscape  #gsmnp  #nxnw2018  #fallcolors  #sonyalphasclub  #sonyimages