A few days ago I shared a video of the National Park where I live. The Great Smoky Mountains suffered extensive damage from a large wildfire that was
the result of arson.
If you've never had the opportunity to visit the area or if you're a regular visitor, I hope you will consider visiting the area in the future.
The waterfalls were filmed in the Townsend, Elkmont, and Gatlinburg areas of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The first large waterfall, with
the bridge in the background is known locally as Shinbone, it's at the Meigs Overlook and trailhead.
The last waterfall, known as Laurel Falls, is very nice. It's a 1.3mile hike from the road and has a paved walking path the entire way. You can
continue on the trail for several more miles if you want, but it is not paved. My video doesn't do it justice as it is actually two waterfalls. The
first has water that falls from 40' above and collects in a small pool before rushing under a short bridge on the walking path and falling another 50'
into a crystal clear pool below. I could only get a good angle of 1 waterfall at a time, but you may be able to see both of them in one of the shots
toward the end of the video.
You can swim at any of these places and they are all located on the same roadway from Townsend, through Elkmont, and into Gatlinburg - about a 15 mile
I hope you guys like it and thanks for reading and watching.
edit on 6-2-2017 by esteay812 because: (no reason given)
Thanks for the link Jin! I'm working on a video about the wildlife found in the Smoky Mountains. It'll take me a lot longer, because I'm going to try
and film most of the animals myself. They're not hard to film, but finding them can be tedious, lol. Thanks again for the link and comment.
If you have never been, Havasu falls is pretty impressive to me, its been to long since I visited and when I return me and the wife are heading back
there... good long hike to see them camp out then hike the rest of the way to the grand canyon, crossing the colorado twice to get there...
edit on 6-2-2017 by Irishhaf because: (no reason given)
Hi Night Star. Thanks for the comment. I am not sure how long the animals will take. I may have to use some stock footage here and there, but I'd like
to get the most popular animals myself; the black bear, foxes, elk, maybe a poisonous snake and some of the smaller mammals.
I have a friend who is a park ranger and he swears he has seen mountain lions later in the night, but no one has any documented evidence of them yet.
That would be kind of cool, I think. Then again, if you don't hear from me after this, you'll probably know why.
edit on 6-2-2017 by esteay812
because: (no reason given)
I've never been, but I've wanted to visit them. Hopefully I can get out there in the next couple of years. A family friend has a hotel in Jackson
Hole, maybe I can use it like a base and visit several places from there.
I'm glad you enjoyed it! It really is incredible how clear the water is. You can tell it is very clear on video, but it is even ore impressive in
person. I tried to get a couple of underwater shots, but left my pole at home. I had to hold the camera underwater by hand and it was ice cold. After
only a few seconds my hand began to ache and I worried I might drop the camera. I plan on getting some nice underwater scenes in the future. Looking
down into the water, it's not obvious just how many fish are there, but they are everywhere!
I saw a video a while back (couple years) where a guy was hang gliding, maybe para-gliding, and he hit some vicious turbulence. Made my palms sweat
just watching. I never realized how violent those cold/warm air bursts can be, it's no joke.
This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.