Friday, May 3, 2013
A hike on the Appalachian Trail
This week I have been focusing on doing some freelance work. Specifically, I have become determined to have photos published in A. T. Journey's magazine, I mean the Applachian Trail is in my backyard! On Wednesday, my friends and I set out to get my first photos by hiking Round Bald Mountain on the TN-NC line. It was breathtakingly beautiful at the top, well at the bottom, too! If you want to see all of my photos from the day check them out here - J. Commons Photography.
The following four water photos were taken at the Roan Mountain State Park Visitor Center. You drive through Roan Mountain State Park to get to Cherokee National Forest where Round Bald and this part of the AT are located.
These two photos are from an overlook about halfway up the mountain.
Carvers Gap is the trail head for Round Bald.
Deanna's girls were not quite prepared for the temperature drop, about 15 degrees, from the bottom of the mountain to the top. I kept referring to them as a merry band of misfits!
Part of the trail meanders through a Spruce-Fir forest - and I love a good tree!!
Almost to the top! And yes, Olivia is wearing my Grateful Dead-esque shirt!
The top of Round Bald - 5,826 feet up.
My new friend Michael - the one person I asked if I could take a picture of for the ATC magazine. On the way up I realized I had not brought any model release forms and quickly downloaded an app, but I didn't really care for it. Not only is Michael a Taurus, like myself, but his mom's birthday is the same day as mine - how random!
Feeling my inner Ansel Adams