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Old Feb 10, 2015, 7:55 PM   #1
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Had the pleasure of leading several hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park recently, as part of Wilderness Wildlife Week. (This was also a chance to try out my "new" cheap old lens - Vivitar 24-70 - purchased specifically as a "disposable" lens, just in case...) A different hike was scheduled, but due to road conditions, we changed plans and headed up Low Gap Trail towards Mt. Cammerer.
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Preceding day was cold, snowy and foggy, but hike day was bright and clear. This made for some "interesting" hiking conditions - with 6 - 10 inches of soft snow. But it also made for some amazing views, with thick layers of frozen fog riming the tree branches.
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And morning sun gilded the rimy woodlands.
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Such deep blue skies over low gap...
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The tower at Mt. Cammerer was built by CCC labor in the later 1930's, was in use until the 1960's, and was restored in the late 1990's.
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It's open to the public, and offers some great views of the high country.
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Hike back down was quick and uneventful. Hope you enjoyed the trip, and that you'll share your comments & critique.
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WOW you got some amazing shots Mole, the series starts out strong with a great shot and doesn't quit, great series

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