Monthly Archives: August 2016

Early accounts from explorers that came into this region always had interesting things to say about it. “Regarding the Eastern Smokies, surveyors and authors alike agreed on one thing: the region was very remote and isolated. Arnold Guyot, for whom the mountain would later be named, himself said of the area, “neither the white man […]

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Remnants of the 20 room spruce log lodge atop Roan Mountain. The lodge was built in 1877 in the area now known as Tollhouse Gap.

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At the entrance to Roan Mountain there’s a visitor center and small museum, they have on display, a piece of a Mastodon femur that was plucked from a farmers field in Johnson City.  Looking down off Roan into the valleys below, it’s not difficult to envision a time when great beasts roamed the landscape.

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To some degree most picture takers are in constant search of what some may call “the good light.”  There’s a finite amount of time, both in the morning and evening, when the light provides a more dreamlike aspect to the environment you’re in.  In my own experience, shooting in inclement weather can sometimes prolong these […]

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