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Old May 2, 2011, 6:21 AM   #1
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Default Early Morning at Holston Mt

Planned a hike to watch the sunrise from the Bristol side of Holston Mt on Saturday. Got there just a little past sunrise, but still in time to enjoy the early morning light.
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Old May 2, 2011, 6:22 AM   #2
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There's a good view from the AT looking back down into Shady Valley from Holston Mt. Shady Valley was one of the spots hard hit by our recent tornadoes, but it sure looked peaceful Saturday morning...
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Tried some HDR work on some of the views across Shady Valley - not sure if I like these or not - what do you think?
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Although it is already late spring here in the valley, spring is really just beginning at the higer altitudes high on Holston Mt. The Hickory leaves and the ferns are just opening...
(by the way, this fern has an odd name - Interrupted Fern. Those dark leaflets are the fertile portions. After they produce spores, the fall off and leave interruptions along the fern fronds...)
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We found acres of Trout Lilies - sometimes covering the entire trail as well as the land on either side. (Holston Mt Trail does not get a lot of use outside of hunting seasons). This is an early spring wildflower, only now blooming up on the mt.
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Noticed some other early-season blooms, like Sweet White Violet, Bluets, and Yellow Star Grass...
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Beautiful scenery in your neck of the woods. Love the lines of the mountains in the mist in these photos.

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Roamed a bit off-trail, down some of the sheltered coves and hollows, to find three species of Trilliums. Painted Trilliums are rather rare in our region, but were aboundant at one side drainage.
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Noticed another very slow hiker out. Box Turtles were mating about 2 weeks ago, and will soon begin laying eggs in the soft earth here on the mountain...
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And the Mt is home to many butterflies. Here's a female Tiger Swallowtail, soaking up some morning sun on a Mountain Maple sapling.
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