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Smoky Mountains pics

Discussion in 'Gallery' started by Kurt Loup, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. Kurt Loup

    Kurt Loup Well-Known Member

    Here are a few pictures from a fly fishing trip I took to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in October 2006. The fish didn't cooperate, but the scenery was excellent even though we missed the peak colors.

    Kurt

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    Bear cubs near the stream bed of the Little River.

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    Momma bear. I feel lucky as we saw about 10 bears. A guy from North Carolina that has fished the park all his life told me he has yet to see a bear.

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    The view from the Clingman's Dome parking lot. Got lucky here too. According to the display at the observation deck, the visibility usually isn't too good. The display had a picture of the view you would have on an exceptionally clear day. As luck would have it, I must have been there on a most exceptionally clear day as the view was better than the picture.

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    One of the park trails.

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    Past the peak colors.

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    Me, five miles up the trail.

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    Straight Fork River.

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    Sunset.

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    The rod I made for the trip.
     
  2. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Looks like a nice trip, Kurt.
     
  3. bearridge

    bearridge Well-Known Member

    Friend Kurt,

    We seen the last day of the most beautiful leaves in quite a few years, accordin' ta folks who live up there. It rained the Friday nite we pitched our tent (even tho the Sparkanator wuz down in the land formerly known az the sunshine state). :? Many of the leaves fell off that nite. It wuz nice Saturday, but nuthin' like the day before.

    Swamprat took some mitey nice pichurs. Miz Bear got some too, but it looks like ya rolled in jest after we headed out....round Halloween? Swamprat haz been flyfishin' up in those streams fer a while. The Lost Mines Campground iz an ole fish camp.

    regards
    bearridge

    I was always taught to respect my elders, but it keeps getting harder for me to find one. Unknown
     
  4. Wimperdink

    Wimperdink Well-Known Member

    Thems are pics of my stompin grounds. :) If you woulda turned to the east a lil, there's my house.
     
  5. catfish

    catfish Well-Known Member

    smoky mountains picture

    KURT THOSE ARE PRETTY PICS. THE GUY FROM NORTH CAROLINA MUST DON,T KNOW WHAT A BEAR LOOKS LIKE. ME & MY FAMILY GO TO THE SMOKEYS & AROUND PIEGON FORGE ON VAC ALOT. WE ARE GOING AGAIN THIS SUMMER. DON,T KNOW IF ANY OF YAULL GEEZERS HAVE BEEN TO CADES COVE. IF YOU LIKE THE OUTDOORS & LIKE SEEING WILDLIFE THIS IS THE PLACE TO GO.

    WE HAVE BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES & HAVE BEEN FORTUANATE EVERY TIME TO SEE BEARS. I GOT ON VIDIO A MAMA & THREE CUBS. YOU DON,T SEE THIS HARDLY ON TV MUCHLESS IN THE WILD. IN THE MORNING OR EAVENING IS THE BEST TIME TO SEE WILDLIFE. YOU ALSO SEE TURKEYS,DEER COYOTEES . ALSO THERE IS A LITTLE VALLEY NAMED CATALOOCHEE TENN OR NORTH CAROLINA YOU CAN GO OVER THERE & SEE ELK. I BELIEVE I COULD LIVE IN CADES COVE .(CATFISH)
     
  6. Wimperdink

    Wimperdink Well-Known Member

    cades cove is 25 min from my house and i've still never been there.
     
  7. hairymick

    hairymick Well-Known Member

    Nip out the back right now and administer to yourself two quick uppercuts. :p

    That place looks great. you guys are real lucky to have scnery and animals like that.
     
  8. gator_8_em

    gator_8_em Active Member

    You got the knack of knowing what would make a good pic. Well done.
     
  9. Kurt Loup

    Kurt Loup Well-Known Member

    Thanks, but I have to give credit for my friend Rob for pics 6, 7, 8 and 9. As mentioned above, we also saw some elk and a couple deer. I got off a couple blurry pics of the deer. I couldn't get too close to them. I was using full zoom and it is tough keeping the camera steady. For a few more pics of the trip, look here http://www.loup-garou.net/smnp1

    Kurt
     
  10. catfish

    catfish Well-Known Member

    hey kurt where did you see your elk. i did see one around the welcome center one time. most of the ones we seen last time was in cataloochee valley. nice pic tho man especially the bears. athough iv,e seen people flyfish up there i have never tried it there. done most of mine in a pond. (catfish)
     
  11. gator_8_em

    gator_8_em Active Member

    http://www.loup-garou.net/smnp1


    Everyone aught to take a few minutes and check out Kurt's website if you haven't already done so. All kinds of interesting information and pics. Very impressive!! What kind of camera do you use?
     
  12. Kurt Loup

    Kurt Loup Well-Known Member

    The elk were out at sunset at the North Carolina entrance to the park near Cherokee. A small herd would come out to graze in the grassy area near the welcome center. The deer I saw were on the Little River trail near Elkmont campground.

    Kurt
     
  13. Kurt Loup

    Kurt Loup Well-Known Member

    Half the pictures were taken with the 1 mp Fuji that came with the Dell computer we purchased about 5 years ago. The most recent were taken with a Fuji Finepix S2000 (I think that is the model) 3 mp with 10x optical zoom. Almost all the photos were taken in the auto setting. It was purchased for about $300 3 years ago. By today's standard, it is outdated. I'd really like a camera with image stabilization for zoom photos. A waterproof camera would be nice too.

    Glad you like my webpage. I need to work on it though. I have photos on it that have no direct link like the Smoky Mountain photos and these I took on a trip to San Diego http://www.loup-garou.net/sandiego and http://www.loup-garou.net/sandiego2

    Kurt
     
  14. skinnywater

    skinnywater Member

    Another Smokey Mountain picture.
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  15. bearridge

    bearridge Well-Known Member

    Friend Skinny,

    There are so many spots up there that take my breath away, it iz a wonder I kin breathe. Looks a lot like the views from the highroad tween Topton 'n Robbinsville.....where the filmed "Nell".

    regards
    bearridge

    The ballerina rose gracefully en Pointe and extended one slender leg behind her, like a dog at a fire hydrant.  Unknown high school student
     
  16. cctyer

    cctyer Well-Known Member

    Skinny, You have an eye with the camera. Very nice work on this and some of your others shots.
     
  17. skinnywater

    skinnywater Member

    Kurt Loup started such a nice post I just couldn't resist jumping in.

    bearridge, it was taken at a state park called Fall Creek Falls State Park

    Nice pictures kurt.

    Thanks cctyer for your kind comments
     
  18. bearridge

    bearridge Well-Known Member

    It iz beautiful even if it aint in the Smokies. :wink:
     
  19. NWDad

    NWDad Active Member

    Was looking through some old posts and came across these. It has been 27 years since I have been in the Smokies. I live in NW Washington State now but my heart is still back east.

    Kevin
     

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