Sunday, November 04, 2007

Smoky Mountain Hike

I went hiking recently in the Smokies outside of Cosby, TN, along the Porters Creek Trail. It was a gorgeous fall day - perfect for being in the mountains.

This trail winds along the creekside, and passes an area that used to be occupied by settlers. It includes an old graveyard, with some rough-hewn stone markers.

These mushroom clumps reminded me of brains. Marshmallow brains, actually.

I noticed the shadows of these water gliders before I saw the insects themselves.

This is an easy hike, fairly level, and not heavily trafficked. Well worth the drive.

5 comments:

Voyager said...

The old stone wall and rough grave markers must induce ghostly feelings. It looks like a lovely hike. If only it would stop raining here long enough for one.
V.

Stephen Rader said...

Gorgeous pictures. What an incredible hike. Thanks for bringing me back home to TN!

Big Brother said...

Beautiful pictures...

Buzzardbilly said...

Wonderful pictures! Reminds me just how much I need to go back to Boone County, WV, and get out in the woods again.

Tammie Jean said...

Great photos, CS! I love when you take us hiking with you - I feel like I'm there :)