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Old Jul 28, 2009, 8:28 AM   #11
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Viewing pics from your hike is like a little "virtual getaway"...a beautiful one.

Nice of you to share with us.
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Old Jul 28, 2009, 7:37 PM   #12
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Beautiful! The third one is stunning!

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Old Jul 28, 2009, 10:35 PM   #13
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Than You for taking us along on your hike, and having the blueberries for us, I so enjoyed the views.

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Thanks so much for all the kind comments!

Bluenose - Thanks! Yes, this area is very similar to the Smokies, although not nearly as busy. And I am indeed blessed to have such amazing places so close by.

Lou - Yes it is amazing to see how quickly the land can heal, with just a bit of good management. Not sure about the berries - it seems to me that a good crop year is more a function of what has already happened, rather than what will happen. We didn't have any late freezes this year, and we did have good rainfall levels... I agree, it will be great to see how this is reflected in the fall foliage.

Cameanee - glad you liked the "virtual hike!" But remember that the real thing is so much better - appeals to all the senses... I sure couldn't photograph the feel of the sun & wind, the taste of the berries, the song of the winter wrens...

Patty - thanks! That one is one of my favorites too - I spent a LOT of time trying the get the light and angle just right. By the way, right near there I noticed a rather odd little plant that I didn't recognize, so I stopped briefly to take a quick snapshot for later identification. It turns out that it is a very rare plant (on our state endangered species list)! I should have spent much more time getting a better shot of the plant...

Rodney - glad you enjoyed them. Wish I could mail you some real blueberries (or views??).
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Hi Mole. Very nice photos. Do ripe berries mean bears on the prowl?
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Old Jul 31, 2009, 10:58 PM   #16
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i really enjoyed the vistas, breathtaking
particularly the ones with foreground that give a real feeling of size and depth
and amazing country side
i hope you hike through there often
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Beachboy - thanks! Yes, we saw a fair number of black bear tracks & droppings, did not see any bear that time. Have seen bears eating blueberries - they eat ripe, unripe, leaves, twigs...

Gumnut - glad you enjoyed the views of this amazing place - thanks! Am off to Roan Mt this AM to help with an event - might get a few photos between the guided hikes. Will plan to return to Firescald etc again, as time permits.
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