Cumberland Plateau

Cumberland Plateau Fall Color

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Yesterday (Tuesday October 29) I headed to the Obed NSR just outside of Wartburg on the Cumberland Plateau. From Oak Ridge to Wartburg, the colors looked promising but the fog kept me from looking at the mountainsides. I headed to Lily Bluff Overlook, one of my favorite places in the park. Great color to be […]


New Book

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I have just released my third book. But this one is special. It brings me into the digital age. My new book (which is free) is only on the iBookStore and only for iPads. I created this book with iBooks Author 2, as Rob Sheppard and I have been going back and forth on how […]


Fall Color Peaking on Cumberland Plateau along Obed WSR – October 15, 2012

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Chasing fall color is a fun task. Go out and see what has changed since the last time you were there. Well, since Rebecca and I were up and Lilly Bluff 9 days ago, the color has come alive. I started out at the Nemo Bridge area where the color is coming along but not […]


Fall Scouting Report: Obed WSR on Cumberland Plateau

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On the opposite side of the Tennessee Valley from the southern Appalachian Mountains lies the Cumberland Plateau. (Shameless plug, if you want to see more of the Plateau, go to my Cumberland Odyssey book, special Holiday price now). This area is thought to have a greater biodiversity than the Great Smoky Mountains NP, which has […]


Fall Color Scouting Cumberland Plateau North

In search of waterfalls and fall color yesterday, Rebecca and I made our way up to Caryville, TN. We visited Notch Falls while in Caryville and then headed up Mountain Road to Tower Road to hike down to Duncan Falls. There was some color at in Caryville, but as we made our way up the […]


Cumberland Plateau Beauty

Today Rebecca and I went in search on waterfalls close by (actually, I had been to several of these but wanted to share them with her). One of our favorite spots is just outside of Wartburg, TN. It is Potter Falls.    The weather was cool and crisp and the sun was intermittently hidden by […]