These photographs were taken September 6, at the overlook going into Cataloochee Cove in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This cove is accessed from I-40 exit 20 in North Carolina. Less than an hour from my house, but I have never even heard of this cove until a month ago. From the interstate it is just 10 miles, but about 5 of it is gravel, on the side of the mountain. Up 5 miles and then down 5 miles into the cove, about half of each way is gravel. The bad part is while you are in the cove you know you have to go back that same way to get back out.
These photographs were actually taken as we were leaving, late in the evening.
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