Camera in the park: Cades Cove in winter

When temperatures start to dip in the Great Smoky Mountains, so does park visitation, making winter a great time to get out and enjoy the scenery of some of the most popular destinations in the Smokies free of the congestion and traffic more common in other parts of the year. Although some roads in the […]

How to conquer a winter hike

Winter Mountains photo by Ann Froschauer

Winter hiking can be intimidating, but don’t let the cold stop you. There’s nothing like the peace and solitude of the Smoky Mountains in the quiet season. With some careful route planning and a little judicious flexibility, you’ll be well on your way to enjoying that sense of accomplishment that comes with getting out in […]

Camera in the Park: The end of the season

After all the colors have faded and leaves have fallen, many visitors to the Smokies, including photographers, lose interest. After all, the pretty stuff is on the ground now, isn’t it?

Tis the Season to get grounded

Image by Sue Wasserman By the time we reach the end of the year, I often find myself running out of steam. When I look back over this past year, it’s easy to see why. Thanks to COVID-19 and its sad continued squashing of several work-related projects, I’ve devoted even more time and energy this […]