I figured I would take it easy today, hiking wise, mostly because of the amazing success I had in seeing wildflowers yesterday.  So a quick morning trip over to the Cove Hardwoods Nature Trail was in order.  I obviously chose the right time to be there because there were a ton of people with the big camera tripods and super extendo lenses, standing, crouching, and laying everywhere.  In between all the people I was able to enjoy the plethora of trillium, white fringed phacelia, squirrel corn, and violets that covered the slopes.  I even managed to spot a few dwarf ginseng along the way.  Well that's it for this week, the mountain is calling.
4/14/2010 04:44:42 am

I really enjoyed reading your journal. It's been a while since my computer was in for repair and is now being replaced, soon I hope! Great photos, as usual. Keep it up and enjoy it all.
Hope to get back "before" the September trip.

Sarah Gilmore
4/14/2010 11:54:03 pm

Snazzy website, Johnno! Love the pictures and the journal entries. Hope you're doing well.

4/15/2010 10:27:08 am

Hi John, I love the site, it's great. I look forward to keeping up with your adventures through the Smokies. Your Photography is fantastic! Keep up the good work.

Doug McFalls

Mt. LeConte

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Kent Rowell
4/18/2010 04:17:10 am

I just wanted to tell you that your photos are great!I learned of your site at the "Reflections of the Smokies" site.I can only get to the Smokies 2-3 times per year so looking at both these sites is my way "visiting" daily. As an amateur photographer myself, I would love to know what kind of camera you use?
Thanks and keep up the good work!

Pat N.
4/21/2010 02:21:15 am

Superb pictures, son! Wish I was there to enjoy the beauty with you. Continue the great photos and journal.

6/12/2010 03:00:40 am

I don't get the privledge of going to places like this, so thank you for sharing this beautiful picture! Amazing photography.

I don't think people realize the significance of some pictures. It's not always the picture itself, but what it took to get there, to find something worthy of having its picture taken, and then to do all the things necessary to take a good shot. Great picture!


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