Video – A Year In The Smokies

I saw this on YouTube today. Enjoy.

Published on Dec 28, 2012

© Great Smoky Mountains Association 2012.
Experience another year’s worth of Smokies moments in this short film.

theOutpost: Clingmans Dome Sunrise

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Clingmans Dome sunrise

It’s that time of year – the leaves are changing, the nights are turning cold, and the Smokies are as beautiful as ever.  Today we drove out before dawn (it was about 30 degrees and very windy in the higher elevations) to catch sunrise at Clingmans Dome.  Us, and a bunch of other people!  The mountains are *packed*; there are tons of “No Vacancy” signs in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg; traffic is a nightmare; people are everywhere like ants.  But if you can fight your way through the madness, you will be rewarded with some exceptional sights.  Here are just some of the 125 pics I took today:

You’ll have to visit Jen’s site to view her pictures ~ theOutpost: Clingmans Dome sunrise.

Bob Austin, PM Magazine – Hot Air Ballooning in the Tennessee Mountains

Dr. Dudley Fort takes his hot air balloon over Monteagle Mountain in Tennessee. Includes a short history of hot air balloons. Photographer/Editor: Trey Haney