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Wednesday June 13, 2012

Gatlinburg, TN (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: Our hike up the Appalachian Trail and onto the Boulevard Trail led us up to our overnight stop at the Mt LeConte Lodge at the very top of the mountain. The fog finally lifted near dawn to reveal a most excellent and beautiful sunrise, a great way to start our descent down the Alum Cave Bluff Trail yesterday morning. The trails lay near the border of North Carolina in the beautiful state of Tennessee.

Image Description: Before dawn, the skies cleared of the night's fog and revealed a most gloriously pretty sunrise. Captured along the Boulevard Trail at the top of the mountain, our hiking group of 10 left Newfound Gap the morning before, taking the Appalachian Trail to climb up to this beautiful vantage point. The camp has many cabins for rental for the overnight stay, but make sure to get your reservations in very early in the year as it books up fast!

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Artist: Debra Vanderlaan

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40. trigirl
1:23 PM GMT on July 15, 2012
Thanks again for your wonderful notes everyone!
This hike was so special. We saw a bear on the trail in front of us, had wonderful weather, gorgeous scenery, a foggy evening, a gorgeous sunrise, great food at the top in the lodge, a big rustic cabin to share with 10 friends, and saw a deer in the morning too!
Celebrating life, Debra
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39. DCsmommy
10:01 PM GMT on July 08, 2012
I'm only a month behind with my comment but this is wonderful! Whoever sits in that rocker on the porch must enjoy lots of gorgeous sunrises. Congrats on this AC
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38. katy99780
2:23 AM GMT on July 01, 2012
Oh my, this is magnificent!
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37. suzi46
11:47 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
idyllic scene and series Debra..beautiful AC..congrats :)
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36. WurzelDave
5:29 PM GMT on June 29, 2012
Superb sunrise, congrats on AC.
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35. trailhiker44
5:01 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
Wonderful composition, Debra !
Love the mood, the colors and lighting !
Excellent work !
CONGRATULATIONS, Debra !!!
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34. saltydawgg
8:24 PM GMT on June 17, 2012
Congrats on the Blue Debra, well deserved. just a nice and friendly place to spend the night...
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33. kippic
5:18 PM GMT on June 16, 2012
Congratulations on a new AC.
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32. gilg72
5:51 AM GMT on June 16, 2012
Update: Congratulations on this Fabulous AC!
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31. Willow13
9:55 PM GMT on June 15, 2012
Lovely in every way, Debra!!
Thank You So Much for sharing the beauty of your adventures and your wonderful photography!!
Congratulations on a superb AC!!!
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30. kristinarinell
9:47 PM GMT on June 15, 2012
Love the colors! Congratulations, Debra!
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29. Doesiedoats
7:50 PM GMT on June 15, 2012
UPDATE:

Congratulations on your new Blue Border, Debra!
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28. HarveyCreek
7:31 PM GMT on June 15, 2012
Fantastic! I knew this had to one of yours. Congratulations on a well deserved AC.
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27. BAMyres
6:17 PM GMT on June 15, 2012
Well, these beautiful shots took me back to memories of several amazing overnight treks to Mt LeConte Lodge...40 years ago (when I had good knees). Hiking up the 8 miles of the Boulevard Trail through the pines and lichens and down the rocky cliff faces of the steep Alum Cave Trail the next day. Then hitching a ride back up to our car (left at the trailhead parking on 441). Flashlight hikes in the dark early morning to the cliff, where the bats flew by our head to their daylight hideouts as we sat watching the sun rise over the horizon. Great food and new friends made. And bear encounters going to the outhouse. LOL Thanks for the memories!! Barb
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26. Becky1
10:32 AM GMT on June 15, 2012
Absolutely beautiful.
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25. Proserpina
1:00 AM GMT on June 15, 2012
That touch of sky on the left handside is absolutely beautiful!
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24. luvne32
12:12 AM GMT on June 15, 2012
That is surely a typical NC mountain scene. Nice work, Debra.
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23. trigirl
12:02 AM GMT on June 15, 2012
Wow, thank you friends for your lovely notes and your votes! We had such a terrific hike for the 2 days, the trails were so lovely, the fog at first and then this gorgeous light! I will have more to share.
Celebrating life, Debra
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22. SVLover
11:29 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Love everything about this, Debra - especially the inviting rocking chair perfectly framed through the railing.
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21. Kennebunker
11:28 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Yes! This is a great reward for a mountain hike. Love the weathered wood cabin surrounded by all the vibrant colors of field and sky. Kudos, and congratulations on the Blue Border, Debra!
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20. Biskitten
11:22 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Lovely scene & colors - AC Congrats, Debra!
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19. Strumminmysixstring
11:11 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
There is so much beauty in the depth of this photo. A gold medal shot trigirl!
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18. Wanda1948
10:57 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Wonderful view, colors and composition! Congratulations, Debra!
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17. mcgino
10:38 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Gorgeously dreamy, I love it!
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16. mtnlvg945
10:26 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Beautiful scene Debra - great color!
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15. ColoradoKat
10:04 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
So much to love about this shot, Debra! The
pink, blue and yellow sky, the lush greens
and the beautiful weathered wood on the
buildings...all in all, a wonderful shot!
Congratulations!
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14. camera7
9:50 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Wonderful image! Has that special trigirl artistry about it! Congratulations on the AC!
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13. ChrisAnthemum
9:47 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Glad the weather cooperated enough to show you such a scene, Debra! And you captured it in your inimitable style! Congrats on the AC!
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12. catilac
9:45 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Fabulous capture Debra, Congratulations!
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11. Bluesmaster
9:45 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Lovely Debra, AC congrats!
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10. swampteach
9:42 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Beautiful! A complete palette of color. What a view.
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9. Wakejumper20
9:36 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Beautiful comp and capture!
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8. gilg72
8:57 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Awesome Photo Debra. Thank you.
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7. windchimes1
4:38 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
This is beautiful :)
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6. Clabo
4:00 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Hey, nice!

10 from me, too.
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5. observing
3:06 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Stunning, gorgeous image Debra.
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4. beanhead
3:00 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
This is a real beauty!
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3. ruralartist
2:47 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Absolutely lovely, what great comp and color Debra! 10!
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2. ruralartist
2:46 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
Absolutely lovely, what great comp and color Debra! 10!
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1. Doesiedoats
2:38 PM GMT on June 14, 2012
This surely does look like a winner to me, Debra!

The composition, colors, lighting all are just
wonderful. Well done.
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trigirl

I love the outdoors, love to take pics and look at other people's pics! I am a triathlete, cyclist, runner, swimmer, hiker, photographer, landscaper, thrift shopper, recycler, lover of wiener dogs, a rescued Fox Terrier, my hubby of 35 years, and the Lord! Our motto is "Celebrate Life!" and we sure do!! Visit our gallery: www.CelebrateLifeGallery.com

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