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Old Mar 8, 2010, 6:21 AM   #1
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Default Evening on Holston Mountain

The fire road to Holston Mountain is still closed for the winter, so it's a good 3-4 mile hike up to Holston High Knob and the fire tower these days. But yesterday afternoon was so bright and sunny, and the mountains were calling...

So we took a little hike to watch the sun go down, and the dark come in.
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One of the fine things about East Tennessee is the amazing changes with topography. At home it was about 60 degrees F. But there was nearly a foot of snow up on top of Holston Mountain!
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Here are a few more views from up on the tower. (Can you see the shadow of the tower in some of them?)
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Had planned to stay up on the tower until after sunset - but that would have made for a very dark hike back down, and the dogs were getting very impatient! So we enjoyed the dusk coming in as we hiked back on down the mountain...
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Most of these (and also most of those in the "Holston River" post) were taken with my new (used) DA 16-45. Especially glad for any comments or assistance with using this new lens.

Hope you enjoyed this little evening hike, and hope to see you "out on the trail" one of these fine spring days soon!
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Looks like the new lens is performing admirably in your capable hands. Stunning views!

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The fire road to Holston Mountain is still closed for the winter, so it's a good 3-4 mile hike up to Holston High Knob and the fire tower these days. But yesterday afternoon was so bright and sunny, and the mountains were calling...

So we took a little hike to watch the sun go down, and the dark come in.
I best take these photos one at a time... very nice shot of the snow and tracks! Thanks.
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So we took a little hike to watch the sun go down, and the dark come in.
One more thing, I love the composition here... and the sun ´going down behind the trees... I took a similiar picture... though just after high noon, where the sun in not high up in the sky... but it is up anyway, and sure beats 5 1/2 hours... I would send this picture, but I have not figured out how to shrink pictures down so that they are not too large to upload... I am STILL new to this forum.

Anyway, I like this shot a lot. Very well done.

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Had planned to stay up on the tower until after sunset - but that would have made for a very dark hike back down, and the dogs were getting very impatient! So we enjoyed the dusk coming in as we hiked back on down the mountain...
nice pictures, especially the one on the right and bottom. Fantastic composition. Many thanks for sharing these. Ned
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Excellent! really like the sun setting shots.
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