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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Ė North Carolina/Tennessee

Images of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee taken in May 2014.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park certainly lived up to its name, even as the clouds lifted a haze still hung in the air between and over the distant hills and mountains. Scenic views along the Newfound Gap and Laurel Creek Roads showcased the mountains as well as the streams and forests that lay below them. The weather in the park fluctuated with each passing hour and change in elevation. At Clingmans Dome, the highest spot in the park at 6643 feet, the views were spectacular until the fog settled in resulting in eerie silhouettes of the trees in the surrounding area. Wildlife was abundant and I saw two sets of black bears with cubs as well as elk and wild turkeys.
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Black Bear in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Black Bear in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Black Bear Cub in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Black Bear Cub in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Black Bear checks her cubs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Black Bear checks her cubs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Black Bear Cub in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Black Bear Cub in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Early morning view in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Early morning view in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Early morning view in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Early morning view in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Early morning view in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Early morning view in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Early morning view in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Early morning view in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Early morning view in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Early morning view in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Early morning view in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Early morning view in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Flowers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Flowers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Elk along the road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Elk along the road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Bull Elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Bull Elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
John Oliver Cabin, Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
John Oliver Cabin, Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Along the Oconaluftee River in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Along the Oconaluftee River in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Quaker Ladies (aka Bluets) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Quaker Ladies (aka Bluets) in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Black Bear and Cub in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Black Bear and Cub in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View along Clingmans Dome Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View along Clingmans Dome Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Fog at Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Fog at Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Lichens known as Old Manís Beard in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Lichens known as Old Manís Beard in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Reindeer Lichen in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Reindeer Lichen in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Old Manís Beard and Red topped Lichens in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Old Manís Beard and Red topped Lichens in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Wild Turkeys in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Wild Turkeys in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Wild flowers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Wild flowers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Forest on a ridge in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Forest on a ridge in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Along the Oconaluftee River in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Along the Oconaluftee River in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Flowers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Flowers in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Tunnel along Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Tunnel along Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
View from Newfound Gap Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park