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“In his hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to him.” PSALM 95:4 Happy #SundayFunday 865LIFE fam. Today’s #Sunday devotional post was inspired by 📷: @jtm71 up at #waterrockknob . We hope everyone had a great weekend. If you like the content we share then please tell others about us and click that follow button. Don’t forget to add #865life and tag us so we see your photos. #lifebyHisdesign www.865life.com
The Milky Way was my primary target last Friday morning when I left the house at 2:30 am. It was too high in the sky for the composition I went after at Oconaluftee Overlook, so I settled for some shooting at Clingmans, which led to the great sunrise later in the morning. · · · · · #865life #instagramtennessee #postcardworthy #gsmnp #smokymountains #greatsmokymountains #findyourpark #getoutside #tristaradventures #friendsofthesmokies #onlyintennessee #madeintn #homesweettn #backroadbum #YourTN #nickdealphotography
A beautiful picture from last week on the Roan Highlands. @chris_explores Share with us! #explorecarolina Selected by operator @tomtomoutfitters
Beautiful summer views of the newly re-surfaced Viaduct, taken from the viewpoint of a drone. @nelsonaerials Share with us! #booneview Selected by operator @tomtomoutfitters
I saw this momma tree and her cub last week at the jumpoff. Super cute. They both were showing off their one good arm. I waited for them to move on but never did so I went around. Don't worry for their safety and mine I took this pic from a safe distance using a 600mm lens. . . . #smokyshiker #gsmnp #nationalparkgeek #visitncsmokies #brysoncity #visitgatlinburg #gatlinburg #greatsmokymountains #865life #surftennesse #onlytennisee #lovencsmokies #naturaltennessee #friendsofthesmokies #trailful #adventureappalachia #yourtn #instagramtennessee #tristaradventures   #thenationalparkspass #madeintn #visitmysmokies #national_park_photography #nationalparklife #smphoto15 #goremote
Finally made my way out to Hemphill Bald this morning. The word “storybook” comes to mind. #hemphillbald
Summer is the perfect time to disconnect... And reconnect to nature, family and friends! This would be number 3 on our Summer Bucket List! Share your ideas for perfect summer with us!!! Today’s feature is by 📷💙 @tylertrimnal Follow him for more awesome shots ! . . . . . . #summerbucketlist #summerbucketlist2018 #friendsofthesmokies #nationalparkgeek #mindthemountains #themountainiscalling #hikingculture #adventureculture #waterfall #waterfallsfordays #smokeymountains #pigeonforge #getoutside #gatlinburg #865life #photography #vacationsyes #vacationsyesphoto #gatlinburgtennessee #takeahike #mountains #smokymountains #nationalpark #tennessee #greatsmokymountains #wonderfulplaces #sunday #disconnect
A quick #timelapse from a couple of weeks ago in the #smokies . I just about scraped this footage because of the dirty sensor, but thought what the hey, the #clouds are pretty cool. I haven’t used my #sony #a6000 for quite a while and should have done a little cleaning before hand. Lesson learned :( #greatsmokymountains #nationalpark #gsmnp #smokymountains #findyoupark #timelapsevideo #timelapsephotography #friendsofthesmokies
Great weekend with this gang. #GSNP #friendsofthesmokies
HeySmokies! This bike is for you! Let's ride.
“Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.” Victoria Holt - - [6/15/18 met up with my brother and nephew for some astrophotography in GSMNP. Sometimes you’ll drive up the mountain only to find it’s clouded in others like this night you will find vast clouds of stars either way it can be a good experience.] - - - #mountains #wanderlust #starrynight #getlost #optoutside #rei1440project #wanderer #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #findyourpark #explore #hiking #hikingadventures #stars #gsmnp #nationalpark #getoutside #tennessee #milkyway #exploretennessee #nightsky #longexposure #longexpoelite #appalachiantrail #nikon #friendsofthesmokies #wandernorthga #milkyway #clingmansdome
Thankful for this group of friends. #friendsofthesmokies #nps #greatsmokymountains
Layers...Is this the road to paradise? I could get used to this view! Could you? I took this shot on my recent trip to the Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. I believe this was about as high as I could get and it was so awesome to just stand and look at the different colors between the layers of various terrain!! Truly magical and I am forever in awe. I hope you enjoy!💕 #ig_naturevibes #ig_world_photo #tv_allnature #landscapephotography #instagood #photo_hitchhiker #world_bestnature #usa_naturehippys #smokymountainphotography #ig_divineshots #ig_awescapes #exceptional_pictures #jaw_dropping_shotz #ig_great_shots #raw_usa #justamazinglybeautiful #raw_allnature #everything_imaginable_ #ig_amazingnature #friendsofthesmokies #smphoto15 #np10k #nationalparkgeek #landscape_features_ #tristaradventures
Bear 🐻 Essentials . Number 2 on our Summer bucket list for Smokies- see a bear! 📷 @matthewgehly Complete this mission with cutest picture possible of this little guy! Keep sharing your bucket list items for this summer! Number 1 was Sunset or Sunrise in the Smokies! . . . #summerbucketlist #summerbucketlist2018 #friendsofthesmokies #nationalparkgeek #mindthemountains #themountainiscalling #hikingculture #adventureculture #bear #blackbears #smokeymountains #pigeonforge #getoutside #gatlinburg #865life #photography #wildlife #vacationsyes #vacationsyesphoto #gatlinburgtennessee #bearcub #takeahike #mountains #smokymountains #nationalpark #tennessee #greatsmokymountains #wonderfulplaces #wildlifephotography
It's very rare that I photograph wildlife. It's not that I don't like wildlife photography. On the contrary, I love it and highly respect wildlife photographers. I am simply more of a landscape photographer and am not equipped for wildlife photography. With that being said, this deer in Cades Cove was just too willing of a subject to resist. . . . #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokynps #smokies #smokymountains #gsmnp #cadescove #wildlife #deer #tennessee #tn #instagramtennessee #onlyintn #wildlifephotography #friendsofthesmokies #canon #nature
Just checkin to see if it’s the weekend yet...
"Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why." - Eddie Cantor . . Wildflowers along the Trillium Gap trail in the Smokies. I like to hike slowly enough to bring home a few detail shots like this one. . . #wildflowers #slow #savor #purpose #wonder #explore #wander #optoutside #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #tennessee . . #greatsmokymountainspictures #greatsmokynps #np10k #nationalparksus #FindYourPark   #usinterior #gsmassoc @smokymountainphotography #smphoto15 #friendsofthesmokies #tnvacation #madeintn #thediscoverer #yournextroadtrip #flowersandmacro
“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.” Paulo Coelho This was a whole bottle kind of night - - [6/15/18 met up with my brother and nephew for some astrophotography in GSMNP.] - - - #mountains #wanderlust #starrynight #getlost #optoutside #rei1440project #wanderer #greatsmokymountains #greatsmokymountainsnationalpark #findyourpark #explore #hiking #hikingadventures #stars #gsmnp #nationalpark #getoutside #tennessee #milkyway #exploretennessee #nightsky #longexposure #longexpoelite #appalachiantrail #nikon #friendsofthesmokies #wandernorthga #milkyway #clingmansdome #starrynight
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Today is the first day of Summer, which means Fall is the next season up, so here is a Fall photo. This is the “Bud” Ogle cabin on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail just outside of Gatlinburg. Fall 2016.
In June of 1934, a half million acres of Tennesse and North Carolina officially became Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park has always felt more like family than property, and this photo will always be my favorite. The timeless elements of trees, path, and people represent (along with economics) why the park was created. But on this day, timeless took on a much deeper meaning with a nephew and his 90-year-old uncle, whose father had been the pastor here. By extreme luck, I found myself in their space one morning as they slowly made progress up the hill. I’d camped at Smokemont the night before and was on the path when I noticed them. Inside the church, I heard the uncle’s memories of his childhood and Sunday mornings. Sheer heaven. The days of running into someone who knew this land prior to parkhood are dwindling. Their time-tested faces won't show up on Instagram promos, but they and their stories are timeless and oh, so valuable. They invited me to come back for their annual revival service the following week, but time did not permit. Maybe this year. Rarely does a morning of mine turn into such a memory, but it's yet another reason why this longtime fan of The Great Smokies keeps going back. Yes, lucky was the day...and you always meet the nicest people in our national parks. #greatsmokynps #smokymountains #optoutside #rsroadtrip #visitnc #greatsmokymountains #country_features #nationalparkservice #iamatraveler #visitncsmokies #nationalparkgeek #wow_america #themountainsarecalling #igersusa #ig_shutterbugs #instagram #rslove #ig_ruralamerica #trb_rural #northcarolina #hey_ihadtosnapthat #heart_imprint #church #ig_serenity #photostory #friendsofthesmokies #just_unitedstates #agelessrver
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