Ash Cave
Ash Cave
Gorgeous Sunset
Gorgeous Sunset
Halfmoon Milky Way
Halfmoon Milky Way
Mountain Cascade
Mountain Cascade
Mountain Stream
Mountain Stream
First Falls on Branch of Pounder
First Falls on Branch of Pounder
Copperas Falls
Copperas Falls
Cold Cove
Cold Cove
Unnamed Waterfall
Unnamed Waterfall
Bolton East Arch
Bolton East Arch
Pounder Gorge Falls
Pounder Gorge Falls
Cades Cove Storm
Cades Cove Storm
Private Property - Kentucky
Private Property - Kentucky
Bolton Branch Falls
Bolton Branch Falls
Dog Slaughter Falls
Dog Slaughter Falls
Mountain Sunset
Mountain Sunset
Flat Lick Falls
Flat Lick Falls
Eagle Falls
Eagle Falls
Raven's Sunset
Raven's Sunset
Frozen Copperas Self Portrait
Frozen Copperas Self Portrait
Kentucky Fog
Kentucky Fog
Weathered
Weathered
Cataloochee
Cataloochee
Enjoying the Sunset
Enjoying the Sunset
Falling Sun
Falling Sun
Gorge Sunset
Gorge Sunset
Passing Storm
Passing Storm
Raven's Sunrise
Raven's Sunrise
Copperas Falls Ice Pillar
Copperas Falls Ice Pillar
Frozen Dog Slaughter
Frozen Dog Slaughter
Forks of Red Creek
Forks of Red Creek
"The Other Dog Slaughter"
"The Other Dog Slaughter"
Princess Falls
Princess Falls
Solo
Solo
Ash Cave
Ash CaveThe remnants of tropical storm Gordon had the waterfalls of Hocking Hills roaring!
Gorgeous Sunset
Gorgeous SunsetThere's something magical about watching the sun slowly set on those long summer days in Kentucky's Red River Gorge. It's something that truly never gets old!
Halfmoon Milky Way
Halfmoon Milky WayThis view of Halfmoon rock, as seen from Chimney Rock, is one of the most iconic views in the entire Red River Gorge. Few have seen it like this, however!
Mountain Cascade
Mountain Cascade It was a peaceful morning exploring the Roaring Fork area of the Great Smoky Mountains when I shot this. I had just finished watching one of my best bear encounters to date when I rounded the bend to find this little mountain cascade. A perfect little paradise tucked away from the road.
Mountain Stream
Mountain Stream One of my favorite aspects of The Great Smoky Mountains are the myriad of streams in the area. There is just something so peaceful about these large mountain streams!
First Falls on Branch of Pounder
First Falls on Branch of PounderThe hike along Pounder Branch is one of the best waterfall hikes in the state of Kentucky. This is just one of the many waterfalls found in the area.
Copperas Falls
Copperas FallsIt had been raining the entire day when we decided to venture out to this off-trail, but well-known waterfall in Kentucky's Red River Gorge. I knew instantly that the falls would have an impressive flow because I had never seen the creek as high as it was today. Upon approaching the falls I couldn't believe just how much water was spilling over them. This is by far the most flow I've ever personally witnessed on this particular waterfall!
Cold Cove
Cold CoveThe snow had thrown a wrench into my plans of hiking up Mt. Leconte for the sunrise, but it didn’t stop me from getting out and finding an adventure. The Cades Cove Loop Road was closed to vehicles, so I decided to walk it. It’s by far the best Cade’s Cove experience I’ve had to date!
Unnamed Waterfall
Unnamed WaterfallThis unnamed waterfall rarely has much of a flow, but, when it does, it’s an impressive beauty!
Bolton East Arch
Bolton East ArchThe eastern most arch of the Bolton Twin Arches.
Pounder Gorge Falls
Pounder Gorge FallsTo stand at the base of this frozen beauty is truly an experience worth having. Especially considering the work required to reach the base of it!
Cades Cove Storm
Cades Cove StormAs the skies darkened and the thunder began to boom, most people began seeking shelter in their cars and heading out of Cades Cove. Not me! I braved the storm with my camera like a fool. I think the shot makes it worth it though!
Private Property - Kentucky
Private Property - Kentucky The trek to the base of this private property waterfall in Kentucky is certainly a workout! It requires a decent into a steep gorge, and a trek through thick rhododendrons. To get to stand at the base of this amazing waterfall made it all worth it though!
Bolton Branch Falls
Bolton Branch FallsAlways being up for adventure, I jumped at the opportunity to join a friend on his hunt for this waterfall in southern Kentucky. Sure enough, it was right where he thought it would be.
Dog Slaughter Falls
Dog Slaughter FallsDespite the morbid sounding name, Dog Slaughter Falls is one of the most photogenic waterfalls in all of Kentucky.
Mountain Sunset
Mountain SunsetThere are few things in this world as breathtaking as a sunset in the mountains.
Flat Lick Falls
Flat Lick FallsThere is just something oddly photogenic about Flat Lick Falls.
Eagle Falls
Eagle FallsStanding before Eagle Falls on a cold, February morning.
Raven's Sunset
Raven's SunsetIt was a very peaceful experience sitting along on top of Raven’s Rock watching the sun slowly dip down behind Auxier Ridge.
Frozen Copperas Self Portrait
Frozen Copperas Self Portrait Seeing Copperas Falls as a solid, frozen pillar of ice was one of the most awe-inspiring moments I’ve experienced during my travels. It’s an experience I certainly won’t be forgetting any time soon!
Kentucky Fog
Kentucky FogI’ve always loved watching the fog move through the valleys. It reminds me very much of a river. Acting almost like a living creature as it works its way across the landscape.
Weathered
Weathered The fence posts along the Cade’s Cove loop road stand in defiance to the weather they’ve faced over the years.
Cataloochee
Cataloochee One of the more out-of-the-way overlooks in The Great Smoky Mountains.
Enjoying the Sunset
Enjoying the SunsetWhen it comes to winter, most people choose to stay inside. This makes it a prime time for people like me to get out and explore some of the more popular areas. I was completely alone on Auxier Ridge for this sunset. It was a real privilege to get to experience this one all to myself.
Falling Sun
Falling SunThe sun slowly falling behind Auxier Ridge at the end of another beautiful day in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge.
Gorge Sunset
Gorge SunsetThe sun setting on another day at Chimney Rock.
Passing Storm
Passing StormI’ve always found it fascinating watching storms move over the mountains. Watching this one was no exception!
Raven's Sunrise
Raven's SunriseI woke up in my tent about an hour before sunrise this morning on Raven’s Rock. I walked over to the cliff and was filled with excitement with what I saw. The valley was full of fog! This was a magical sunrise to witness.
Copperas Falls Ice Pillar
Copperas Falls Ice Pillar I’m still in awe over the sight of Copperas Falls being completely frozen into a solid pillar. I would have admired it all day if it hadn’t been negative six degrees outside!
Frozen Dog Slaughter
Frozen Dog Slaughter A partially frozen Dog Slaughter Falls. This was taken at the start of a deep freeze that would ignite a whole new passion for winter exploring in me.
Forks of Red Creek
Forks of Red CreekBy the time we reached the Forks of Red Creek on day two of the Dolly Sods backpacking trip I was not in good shape. I was feeling extremely ill and my feet were absolutely decimated with blisters. This sight of this little waterfall, however, gave me the extra boost I needed to get through the rest of the day.
"The Other Dog Slaughter"
"The Other Dog Slaughter"You won’t find much mention of this little waterfall online. Most people don’t even realize it exists, but it’s one of my favorite falls in Kentucky. It’s always reminded me a lot of Dog Slaughter Falls, so I tend to fondly refer to it as “The Other Dog Slaughter”.
Princess Falls
Princess FallsPrincess Falls on a cold February morning.
Solo
Solo There was something awe-inspiring about this lone tree in the middle of a snow storm in the mountains.
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