Middle Fork of the Little Pigeon River

Middle Fork of the Little Pigeon River

During our trip to the Great Smoky Mountains we visited the old community of Greenbrier. Greenbrier is located along the Middle Fork of the Little Pigeon River, stretching from Porters Flat in the south to Emert’s Cove in the north.

The entrance to the Greenbrier Park is on US-321 about six miles east of Gatlinburg. We had planned to hike up to Ramsey’s Cascades. The trail head is located another six miles down a gravel road. The roads are kept in great shape and wasn’t difficult traveling. From the trail head, it’s 4.0 miles to the cascades, which are the tallest in the park. After we started hiking the skies began to darken and appeared to threaten rain. Concerned that this eight mile hike might not be a good idea, we turned back and visited the Greenbrier community instead. Maybe the next time we’ll have better luck.


  1. Eden February 9, 2012 at 8:01 am #

    Love this shot Phillip! Excellent work.

    • Phillip February 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

      Thank you so much Eden!

  2. Otto von Münchow February 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    It’s such a serene and peaceful scenery. I love its almost all brownish colour palette – only broken a little bit by some leftover leaves. It’s beautifully captured and processed.

    • Phillip February 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

      Thank you Otto! This is a beautiful place. We look forward to return.

  3. Adam Allegro February 10, 2012 at 5:30 am #

    This is a fantastic scene Philip. Well done. Love the water movement and POV you chose.

    • Phillip February 10, 2012 at 5:41 am #

      Thank you Adam. I appreciate it!

  4. Rob February 10, 2012 at 8:56 am #

    Wonderful to spend time in the Smokey Mountains, wonderful capture!

    • Phillip February 10, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

      Thanks Rob! We really enjoy visiting the mountains.

  5. Andrew Graeme Gould February 12, 2012 at 4:47 pm #

    The contrast between the lines of the trees and the flowing water adds a special touch to this fine image!

    • Phillip February 12, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

      Thank you Andrew for the thoughtful comment!

  6. denise ippolito February 12, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    Phillip, You composed a lovely image of the falls. Nice job with the water!

    • Phillip February 12, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

      Thanks Denise, I appreciate it!

  7. Victoria/Sweden February 13, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    Very very nice photo.

  8. Marc February 13, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    You’ve captured the water movement just right. Nice work Phillip!

    • Phillip February 13, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

      Thanks, I appreciate the kind words Marc!

  9. Jimi Jones February 14, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    What a beautiful image, Phillip! Love this, man. Looks like a wonderful place to hang out.

    • Phillip February 14, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

      Thank you Jimi. I was playing with HDR on this trip. I was really pleased with the results of this shot.

  10. Edith Levy February 17, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Now how did I miss this. Superb image Phillip.

    • Phillip February 19, 2012 at 8:04 am #

      Thanks Edith. I appreciate the wonderful comment.

  11. Journey Photographic February 20, 2012 at 5:56 am #

    I think this is one of the few times I’ve seen this sort of water scene surrounded by bare branches instead of greenery – I like it.

    • Phillip February 20, 2012 at 10:00 am #

      Thank you. They had gotten a lot of rained recently. The creeks and rivers were really high. It was a great time to visit.

  12. Phillip February 19, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    Thank you Eden for including this image in your Friday Favorites!

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