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The first elk I saw on my trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park this past week. The scene looks calm and bucolic as she wades into the river for a drink, but rut is underway and we saw a lot of excitement as the bulls tried to establish dominance and protect their harem of cows from rivals. . . . #elk #elkdaily #oconaluftee #cherokeenc #GreatSmokyMountains #smokymountainsnationalpark #nationalparkservice #friendsofthesmokies #smokymountains #gsmnp #animalsinthewild #wildlifeplanet #wildlifephotography #fiftyshades_of_nature #optoutside #visitnc #onlyinnorthcarolina #discover_carolinas #wnc #outaboutnc #explorecarolina #naturalnorthcarolina #explorenc #ncoutdoors #northcarolina #getoutdoors #nccaptures #westernnorthcarolina #discover_carolinas #georgiaphotographer

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5 hours ago

Fall in the Smoky Mountains! The foothills Parkway in Cosby Tennessee. This was taken last year but everybody’s getting so excited I wanted to fan the flames of the fall fire.

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16 hours ago

Fall can't get here soon enough for me! I am so ready for some cooler weather and autumn beauty! Laurel Creek Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park #nature #landscape #tennesseebestpics #bestnatureshot #bns_nature #raw_seasons #raw_country #raw_alltrees #raw_reflection #raw_allnature #raw_usa #eye_spy_nature #bns_usa #friendsofthesmokies #bns_landscape @greatsmokynps #nationalparkgeek #instagramtennessee #fiftyshades_of_nature #865life #appalachian_explorers #bd_pro #OnlyTennISee #madeintn #backroadbum #nature_brilliance @smokymtnliving Prints available @ https://www.schwartznatureimages.com/Smoky-Mountain-Landscapes/i-xBFMvgK/A

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17 hours ago

On the verge of fall

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4 hours ago

So much fun at the first Smokies Cup! We love supporting Friends of the Smokies and the Smoky Mountains National Park! First place Women’s overall for me with a score of 75 and third place team. See ya next year Smokies Cup🏆🐻

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19 hours ago

Today’s inaugural Smokies Cup was presented by Jennings Builders Supply and Hardware! With four NC locations - Cashiers, Brevard, Franklin and Fletcher - Jennings is a one-stop shop for all-things construction. Join us in thanking them for their generous support of the Smokies! @jenningswnc #friendsofthesmokies #asheville #smokiesfriends #biltmore #shootingclays #smokiescup

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20 hours ago

Not only is it the highest point in the Smokies, ❤️💜 Clingman’s Dome has an observation tower, visitor center, several prime spots for sunrise and sunset photography, and views for miles. 📷 @adventurousdiego • repost @chasingthesmokies 📍Clingmans Dome, North Carolina 🇺🇸 #greatsmokies #gsmnp #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #smokymountains #naturalnorthcarolina #ncmountains #greatsmokymountains #beautifuldestinations #visitnc #appalachian_explorers #clingmansdome #sltravels #greatsmokeymountains #romanticasheville #onlyinnorthcarolina #ourstatemag #ourstate #discover_carolinas #adventureappalachia #wnc #outaboutnc #explorecarolina #wnc #friendsofthesmokies #ashevilletrails #ncoutdoors #open828 #ncoutdoor_inc #travelentrepreneur ***Use the hashtag #brysoncity for a chance to be featured on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Check us out on GreatSmokies.com!

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21 hours ago

The Smokies Cup silent auction was a huge hit thanks to generous donations from our Friends, including The Swag, an upscale mountain resort located in Waynesville, NC. @theswagnc #friendsofthesmokies #luxurytravel #smokies #mountainvacations

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22 hours ago

It was a girls and guns kinda day today. We were the “Double Barrel Divas” at the first annual #FriendsoftheSmokies Cup shootout today at #BiltmoreEstate Hey girls, thanks for having me on your team. It was an honor. @lardyw #webbinvestment #terriking #TK #asheville #sportingclays

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Noland Creek Trail in the Smokies near Bryson City, North Carolina

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The beautiful Smokies Cup team awards were generously donated by @ashevillehardware We thank them for their support of the Smokies at our first-ever clay shooting tournament! #asheville #ashevillehardware #friendsofthesmokies #smokiescup

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The Smokies Cup is underway! Thank you to all the participants, sponsors and supporters. #smokiescup #friendsofthesmokies #sportingclays #clayshooting #biltmore #asheville

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Mysteries in the mist. A section of the Appalachian trail very close to Charlies bunion in the great Smoky Mountains national Park

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2 days ago

Noland Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near Bryson City

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2 days ago

9.18.19 Abrams Falls from the Cooper Road Trail at Abrams Creek Campground in Tallassee TN. 10.2 miles round trip. #abramsfalls #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #greatsmokymountains #cadescove #hikingthesmokies #waterfall #hiking #nature #tennessee #friendsofthesmokies #instagramtennessee

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We’re heading for a quick weekend getaway today to the #NorthCarolina mountains and it is SO needed. Cooler, mountain air, here we come. Where do you like to go for a quick getaway? Let me know! Have a great weekend. . . . Nature’s watercolor palette. 📍Clingman’s Dome, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #smokymountains #inspo #naturalnorthcarolina #ncmountains #greatsmokymountains #beautifuldestinations #landscape_captures #greatsmokeymountains #onlyinnorthcarolina #ourstatemag #ourstate #adventureappalachia #outaboutnc #explorecarolina #wnc #friendsofthesmokies #ncoutdoors #ncoutdoor_inc #travelentrepreneur Check us out on GreatSmokies.com! 📷 @adamgravett @brysoncity

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2 days ago

Fall in the Smoky Mountains!! Prepare yourself, it’s The shortest season with so much to see

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2 days ago

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.” - Barbara Haines Howett

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2 days ago

Whoah. @drewerd_ #booneview

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2 days ago

Human worth is not based on possessions, money, achievements, or popularity. Instead it is based on being made in Gods image. Find confidence in the fact that the same God who created it all, created you for a purpose

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2 days ago

I’m not usually too excited about the weekend, because I’m blessed to have every day feel like the weekend... But this week, I’ll be at my #HomeAwayFromHome , @theappylodge for the weekend. And though I do love being in my cozy home here in Knoxville, I love The Appy just as much. My memories(photographs ) from days on the Appalachian Trail with my friends line the hallways, gorgeous paintings by @paintertino are in every room, I always want to steal @trailsigns beautiful pieces of work from the lobby, I now call the staff family and it just feels like home. Plus, being minutes from the trail makes me beyond happy too... So, with that said... I have a chunk of photos to share before my memory card is filled back up! 🤪 Here’s another shot from the Chimney Tops Trail! 🍃💚🌿

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2 days ago

Join us in thanking the sponsors and supporters of the inaugural Smokies Cup sporting clay tournament, which will be held Friday at Biltmore Sporting Clays Club. The event will be hosted by Tim and Marilyn Wright, Presented by Jennings Builders Supply. Vista Sponsors include: Henco Reprographics, Webb Investment Services, Wright Family Custom Homes, @carolinatimberworks Cascade Sponsors include: Bear Waters Brewing, @beverlyhanks , Material Sales Company - Hedrick Industries, Fields Auto Group, MATH Insurance, Services & Smoky Mountain Living. Check out all of the wonderful businesses who have provided support: https://friendsofthesmokies.org/smokiescup/sponsors ⠀ #smokies #smokiescup #friendsofthesmokies #asheville #nc #biltmore

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3 days ago

Catch the most beautiful reds, yellows, and greens of fall in Bryson City. 🍁🍃🍂Fall colors typically begin in early October at the highest elevations of the Smokies, whereas at Deep Creek’s Tom Branch Falls (shown here ) colors appear near the end of October and occasionally into the beginning of November. 📍Great Smoky Mountains National Park. #greatsmokies #gsmnp #ncfalloffame #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #smokymountains #naturalnorthcarolina #ncmountains #greatsmokymountains #beautifuldestinations #visitnc #appalachian_explorers #tombranchfalls #bns_landscape #greatsmokeymountains #romanticasheville #onlyinnorthcarolina #ourstatemag #ourstate #discover_carolinas #adventureappalachia #wnc #outaboutnc #explorecarolina #allbeauty_addiction #friendsofthesmokies #ashevilletrails #ncoutdoors #open828 #ncoutdoor_inc ***Use the hashtag #brysoncity for a chance to be featured on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Check us out on GreatSmokies.com!

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3 days ago

Here’s a step, there’s a step. #chimneytopstrail @greatsmokynps

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2 days ago

Yesterday someone asked... “Did you hike alone this morning?” Umm... no... I met a farmer from Iowa, a couple from Wisconsin searching for salamanders, a woman from Florida enjoying a solo hike, a sweet little lady that decided to carry on with the hike even though her friend had already thrown in the towel, a group of friends laughing as they struggled up the steps, a hardworking @greatsmokynps staff member that was replacing signs at the top that some fool had destroyed and... There was plenty of fungus among us... I was definitely not alone. 🍂🧡🍁

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3 days ago

Happy waterfall Wednesday! Benton Falls bear Reliance Tennessee. Heavy rains had produced unusually high water flow which drowned out the sound of banjos. @aozphotos in frame

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3 days ago

Myrtle Point on Mount Leconte in Great Smoky Mountains national Park looking Northeast. Cloud cover on this particular morning allowed the sun to peek through on the horizon for about three minutes. The crowd of Lodge dwellers all went back to breakfast and missed the laser light show to come. This was definitely one of the most unique sunrises I’ve ever experienced. . . Find more captures from this morning @aozphotos and at our adventure gallery @upnadamadventures

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3 days ago

I love Knoxville, I love its undeniable charm and its perfect scruffiness and I absolutely love the small-town side of Karns and surrounding areas. I have a crazy deep love for my friends here, my favorite spots and I even have the world's best neighbors... But tonight, I have to admit that even coming back to my beautiful Scruffy City still leaves a void in my heart and an ache in my spirit. It won't happen anytime soon... But, someday - Parnassus and I will have to call the Smokies our all day, everyday home. For a billion different reasons. 🌄 *Prints available in Etsy Shop, see link in bio. 💙

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3 days ago

I will not fear, for You are with me

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4 days ago

Well color me happy!!! Everyone that is booked for todays tour will get to try out this brand new flavor 🍎 🥃. What a perfect way to start getting into the Fall spirit {even though the temps here still very much scream SUMMER ☀️ }. . 🍂 🍁 🍎 🍂 🍁 🍎 🍂 🍁 🍎 . Today’s tour is just about FULLY BOOKED 👏🏼✅😵 Make sure to keep an eye on our IG story for an in the moment reaction to this new flavor! #Applepie #applepiemoonshine

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4 days ago

Turn up the volume! The sound of a bull elk bugling is something that draws many visitors to the Cherokee area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park each autumn, for it is an experience as memorable as anything you are likely to have in the park. Also known as “rut”, male bull elks perform their legendary “bugle” calls to attract female cows and other bulls. Bull elks can be heard bugling and are often seen sparring with one another to impress female elk. Video contributions from @carolinaboundadventures and Sherry Ryan. Learn more about the elk, which can also be seen in the Cataloochee area of the Park: greatsmokies.com/elk-watching #greatsmokies #gsmnp #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #smokymountains #naturalnorthcarolina #ncmountains #greatsmokymountains #elkrut #visitnc #appalachian_explorers #elkbugle #sltravels #greatsmokeymountains #romanticasheville #onlyinnorthcarolina #ourstatemag #ourstate #discover_carolinas #adventureappalachia #wnc #outaboutnc #explorecarolina #wnc #friendsofthesmokies #ashevilletrails #ncoutdoors #open828 #ncoutdoor_inc #travelentrepreneur ***Use the hashtag #brysoncity for a chance to be featured on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Check us out on GreatSmokies.com!

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4 days ago

Hints on the trail that fall is about to explode in The great Smoky Mountains national Park! Are you ready?

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4 days ago

The things we do day to day seem minuscule as we go about them, however, in the grand scheme our days are numbered. Think about what you’re doing and really ask yourself if it is worth a day off of your life. Don’t wait to do the things you dream of, just do them and you can figure out everything else later ✌️

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4 days ago

Grass of Parnassus in the early morning sunshine on Alum Cave Trail, GSMNP. 9/13/19 #hikethesmokies #friendsofthesmokies #gsmnp #nationalpark #nature wildflowers #smokymountains #smokies #dayhiker #tennesseehiking #nchiking #leconte

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4 days ago

The lack of rain in the Smokies really started to concern me when I spotted a spring no longer running and one that is often used by many to fill up jugs of water. Then on the same day I came across a bear that was looking far too rough for it to be his second summer(most likely ) in his Smoky Mountain home. That was probably early last week. Then on Friday as I entered the park through the Sevierville side of the Smokies I noticed that the fire danger was on orange. 😔 This morning I told my Mom about my concerns and that they were only worsening with the look of the forecast. Within the hour, another friend that knows the hills better than anyone shared her concern as well. I’ve seen post with the anglers about the high temps and the low water levels and spoke with @dancewithtrout this weekend about the concern for the trout in the park. With all that said, I wanted to at least attempt to use my account to spread awareness of the situation. The safety of the hikers, park staff, surrounding residents, wildlife and the overall beauty of our Smokies is far more important than having a summer camp fire, going home with fishing stories or any other pleasure in the park that is temporary but puts the park at the risk of long term tragedy. Also, a very disturbing video surfaced this weekend of a truck full of drunken little boys driving ridiculous in our national park and finding entertainment in seeing if they could hit park signs with their beer bottles. I’m usually sweet and positive, but the video truly infuriated me. Too many people I love are on park roads at all times of the day and at least a few times a week I stop at pull offs as I make my way through the park - to pick up the never-ending trash left behind and there is always a bag full beer bottles. I don’t have children and I left my teaching career so I certainly don’t want to pick up after other people’s adult children. Those are also the same type of morons that will do something stupid and create another scenario in which the park, homes and lives are endangered. If you’re in the park and see anything shady or concerning at all, take a photo, write down a tag number and speak to rangers ASAP. 💚

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5 days ago

We do not remember days, we remember moments 🧡🌄 • 📍 Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee 🇺🇸

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5 days ago

The @appalachiantrail is calling... Visit www.TheAppyLodge.com to begin your #appalachiantrail adventure in the @greatsmokynps !

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5 days ago

It’s almost time! We’re kicking off the fall season @littlearrowresort and hosting our first ever mountain retreat for photographers. This weekend is all about connection. Connection with your clients, with your peers and most of all, connection with nature. Our weekend passes are sold out but DM us if you want to snag a day pass. . . . . #theoutbound #weareparks #findyourpark #roamtheplanet #ourcamplife #mountainadventurers #gooutside #hiking #outdoorlifewithkids #provophotographer #mountainchild #nationalparkservice #adventurousparents #childrenofthemountains #vagabond #getlost #adventuresessions #nationalparks #gatlinburg #gatlinburgtennessee #gatlinburg #gatlinburgphotographer #friendsofthesmokies #smokymountains #gsmnp #865life #cadescove #gatlinburgphotographers #cadescovephotographer #cadescovephotography

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5 days ago

The best views require a little work. We’re asked frequently why we keep going back to the same places over and over, this sunrise at Myrtle Point on top of Mount Lecont in the great Smoky Mountains national Park is why! We left the trail head at 4:20 AM with headlamps blazing and we were rewarded with one of the most unique sunrises I have ever seen. . . @aozphotos @adamgravett @smokyshiker

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5 days ago

Mysteries in the darkness, where will the trail lead? Let’s go see! The Appalachian Trail very close to newfound gap in the great Smoky Mountains national Park. . . . If this looks like an adventure if you would like then please check out my other page @upnadamadventures

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5 days ago

Last Chance! There are a few spots left for the Smokies Cup tournament, which will be held Friday (9/20 ) at the Biltmore Sporting Clays Club. Morning and afternoon flights are available. *Get your team of 4 together for a fantastic clay shoot! Target Shooters at every skill level are welcome. Information + Registration can be found here: https://friendsofthesmokies.org/smokiescup⠀ *If you don't have a full team or you want to register as an individual, contact us info @friendsofthesmokies org ⠀ #sportingclays #clayshooting #biltmore #smokies #friendsofthesmokies #smokiescup #asheville

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4 days ago

“In the blackest of your moments wait with no fear” #Rumi #Cloudy #RainDrops #DoThingsWithoutFear #friendsofthesmokies #theislandpf

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4 days ago

“Only from the heart can you touch the sky” #Rumi #bnwhole #badassbnw #bnwmood #fineartzone #eyephotomagazine #friendsofthesmokies #theislandpf

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June 2019

East Tennessee living. 🌲⛰

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May 2019

Exploring my backyard. 🌲🌿🌸🌺

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May 2019

Homes & Gardens 😉

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May 2019

My current theme is all over the place, but that’s okay. 🙂

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March 2019

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March 2019

Found this cute little twig of flowers on the ground so of course I had to pick it up and take a photo of it! 🌸📸

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September 2018

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September 2018

Ready for fall in the Cove. 🍂🍁

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January 2019

Cabin in the Cove

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October 2017

I 💙 living near Cades Cove

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September 2017

🌲🌲🌲

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