Roaring Fork – 1, by Suprada on Flickr.
Roaring Fork in Fall, Smoky Mountain National Park, Tennessee
A small waterfall adorned in fall colors in the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail in the Smokies.
Must have guide book for the smokies: The Smoky Mountains Photographer\’s Guide
This is a great book by Bill Campbell and Nye Simmons with excellent pictures and text.
About Roaring Fork Auto Tour trail from the Smoky Mountains National Park Website:
\”The Roaring Fork area is a favorite side trip for many people who frequently visit the Smokies. It offers rushing mountain streams, glimpses of old-growth forest, and a number of well-preserved log cabins, grist mills, and other historic buildings. To access Roaring Fork, turn off the main parkway in Gatlinburg, TN., at traffic light #8 and follow Historic Nature Trail to the Cherokee Orchard entrance to the national park. \”
\”Just beyond the Rainbow Falls trailhead you have the option of taking the one-way Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. This narrow, but paved, road twists and turns for six miles beside rich forests, waterfalls, and mountain streams. Buses, trailers, and motor homes are not permitted on the motor nature trail. An inexpensive booklet available at the beginning of the motor nature trail details landmarks along the route. \”
â€œRoaring Forkâ€ is the name of the stream which the road roughly parallels. It is one of the larger and faster flowing mountain streams in the park. Drive this road after a hard rain and the inspiration behind the name will be apparent. \”
This photograph was taken between Mile 3.4 and Mile 3.6 on the motor nature trail.
Camera: Canon Rebel XT
Exposure: 1/6s at f8.0
Focal Length: 10mm
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM SLR Lens for EOS Digital SLRs
Date: October 26, 2009