Hiking in the Rain

Little River near Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. May 22, 2012.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

We had to take our car into Knoxville for servicing in late May, so we made an early morning appointment so we would have most of the day for a visit to the Smokies.  We decided to hike to the Little River Trail from the Elkmont Campground.  The trail follows the river and leads to Husky Branch Falls.

The day started well, and we enjoyed the drive to Elkmont as we always do.  We often left the trail to get pictures of the river, which was beautiful (above).

George in the rain on our hike along Little River. May 22, 2012.  (Photo by Betsy)

And then the rains came.  Fortunately we had rain jackets with us.  The jackets helped us, and our cameras, keep dry.  We kept going, even though it was raining hard at times.

Husky Branch Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee. May 22, 2012.

The rain started to let up when we got to Husky Branch Falls, so we were able to enjoy this pretty waterfall.

Betsy taking pictures along Little River in the Smokies. May 22, 2012.

It was still raining as we headed back to the car.  At times it was only drizzling, so we continued to shoot the river as we walked back.

Our hike that day was about 4.3 miles, and it was raining for only four of those miles!  But it was a great day.

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17 Responses to “Hiking in the Rain”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    You used the new filter on these waterfall pics, didn’t you? I love the effect it has on the water!

  2. diane Says:

    Great shots, George, especially since it was raining. Nothing stops you guys from having a good time.

  3. Larry Says:

    You are a serious student of photography and I continue to be impressed by your shots.

  4. MadSnapper Says:

    only the tow of you could turn a car repair trip into a photos shoot. good job

  5. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Rain or shine you got great pictures and memories.

  6. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Your photos just get better and better, George! I love the effect you get with your new filter! And, yep, you get better by the day! Enjoy your day!

  7. Ginny Says:

    You don’t let any kind of weather stop you! How far away is the garage? Your water is just stunning!!!! i have really never seen anything like it since you have gotten this lens…it looks like a special effects photo in a travel magazine.

  8. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Hiking in the rain is better than not hiking at all. Loved the photographs.

  9. Happyone Says:

    I love the look of the water. It looks so smooth like satin.

  10. OurBoler Says:

    I love the water pictures, beautiful.

  11. alskamom Says:

    Great photos George! The Husky Branch Falls look so beautiful.

  12. Jewaicious Says:

    How nice to see the two of you, and, of course the gorgeous photographs of the falls. I love the how you captured the flow so beautifully.

  13. ZielonaMila Says:

    Beautiful photographs, Marvellous atmosphere. I am greeting

  14. ladyfi Says:

    Fabulous shots of the water!

  15. ewok1993 Says:

    You have the positive attitude that I sorely lacked. Well worth the trouble I say with these gorgeous photos. Say hi to Betsy.

  16. Sartenada Says:

    This is cool post. Always sun is not shining, it happened to us too. I love the second photo from the top and the last one.

  17. Leovi Says:

    Superb capture with beautiful colors, I like those streams in the rain.

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