To get this shot required a long day of driving. I started out in Gatlinburg, Tennessee early in the morning and drove through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Townsend. From Townsend I picked up the Foothills Parkway to Chilhowee where this shot was taken on a previous day. Not far from here is the beginning of the exciting “Tail of the Dragon”. Biker enthusiasts from all over travel to drive this spectacular winding road that covers 318 curves in 11 miles. I ventured through here and it was an awesome drive in a car. Riding a bike through there one day is definitely on my bucket list! At the end of the “Dragon” I traveled on to Fontana Dam in North Carolina and ended up in Robbinsville to drive across the beautifully scenic Cherohala Skyway, it was absolutely breathtaking. Before reaching the end of the skyway I saw a sign for a waterfall. I decided to take that road and see what I would find. The road to get to the falls is an old service road that runs along the river with LOTS of photo opportunities along the way. When I finally arrived this is what I saw!
This spectacular waterfall is situated in the Cherokee National Forest. Cascading down over the rocks at about 100 feet the sound of the rushing water is something to behold in person.
I ended the day with an awesome bar-b-que sandwich at a little family restaurant called “Nut-n-Fancy” in Tellico Plains, Tennessee. Then I came full circle back to Gatlinburg after a very long, not planned out day of exploring. Started the morning just seeing where I ended up – My favorite kind of day!