From the Archives – Road Trip to North Carolina – August 2009

 

I’ve been shooting with a DSLR for a little over two and a half years now, and have quite an extensive collection of pictures from that time.  In light of this fact, I’ve decided to begin a new semi-regular post here entitled “From the Archives”, where some of these old images may find new eyes.  These posts may range from people, places, things or themes, but they will all contain pictures from a time prior to this blog’s existence.

 

For my first entry, I am choosing to revisit a trip I took exactly one year ago Thursday – a road trip to North Carolina.  Driving through Virginia, and partially on the Blue Ridge Parkway, three friends and I made our way to a secluded cabin in Burnsville, NC.  We used this amazing cabin as a base to ascend Mount Mitchell, ride horses and tour Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains.  It was a fantastic time and great escape from the city.  Here are some shots from the journey.  

 

Blue Ridge Parkway

 

Climbing Mount Mitchell – the tallest point east of the Mississippi River.

 

Salamander

 

Mushrooms

 

Flowers

 

From Mount Mitchell’s Summit – completely clouded over.

 

Cades Cove – a beautiful valley in the Tennessee section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, about 3 hours from where we were staying.

 

Baby Black Bear Crossing the Road

 

Sunset on our way back from the Great Smoky Mountains.

 

The start of our long, twelve hour drive back to New York.

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One thought on “From the Archives – Road Trip to North Carolina – August 2009

  1. Great pictures once again, Ben. I especially loved the view “climbing Mt Mitchell”. I would like to get that enlarged and framed. And the black bear was great as was Cades Cove. They are really spectacular Ben. I hope that someone of importance sees these because you are very, very good.
    Thanks!
    Love mom

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