Roan Mountain TN

7:14 a.m. on September 1, 2016 (EDT)
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Across the weekend of July 15th-17th my job brought me sorta close to Roan Mountain TN and I jumped at the chance to do an outstanding section of AT (for the fourth time). I parked at Mountain Harbor BnB and paid them to shuttle me to Greasy Creek Gap for a section hike.

Sunset near first nights camp on Rock Knob






Wildflowers along the way...


A one mile detour to Yellow Mountain overlook (cattle in distance)

After a brief micro-burst I was treated to this awesome rainbow at my Little Hump Mountain camp.

A nice view of Big Hump in the gloaming.

Sun setting on night 2

OK one more rainbow shot

The selfie on day 3.

Mist in the valley

A window on the valley below while descending.

Happy Trails!

7:55 p.m. on September 2, 2016 (EDT)
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Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing. I get out of the grind at least twice in the next month and can't wa it but this helps!

10:38 p.m. on September 3, 2016 (EDT)
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Great Stuff, Patman! 

7:33 p.m. on September 5, 2016 (EDT)
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Nice area. You had long second day 

3:21 p.m. on September 8, 2016 (EDT)
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Your photo skills are on point, having great subjects helps

12:48 p.m. on September 9, 2016 (EDT)
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Hey thanks all

Jeff, I appreciate that but good photo results for me depend entirely on great subjects, :)

I have learned to recognize when the light is favorable but that's about it.

8:50 a.m. on September 13, 2016 (EDT)
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what do you use to take your photos?

9:42 a.m. on September 13, 2016 (EDT)
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These were all taken with an old beat-up Nikon AW110. It's actually intended for use as an underwater camera. I bought it for hiking because it's waterproof and was pleasantly surprised to find that it takes good landscape photos. It has almost no user adjustability beyond preset modes though. Totally point and shoot.

7:13 p.m. on September 15, 2016 (EDT)
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What a wonderful feeling I get from these photos, thanks for capturing and sharing these moments Patman.

7:40 p.m. on September 15, 2016 (EDT)
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Excellent stuff, Patrick!!!

7:05 a.m. on September 16, 2016 (EDT)
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You pretty much always have some great shots..Point and shoot works great...Only got out about twice in July...Was hitting 100 degree's consistantly and we don't have 5000 ft to escape to...4000. yes...

10:10 a.m. on September 16, 2016 (EDT)
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Beautiful pictures, Patrick! I haven't been to Roan since 2014. I need to get back up there soon! I've got to make that detour over to Yellow Mountain.

PS, Are you back???

1:44 p.m. on September 20, 2016 (EDT)
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I live about 45 minutes from Roan. That is one of my favorite hikes on the AT. Glad you enjoyed it and come back when you get a chance.

8:40 p.m. on October 3, 2016 (EDT)
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I'm late to comment, but wanted to say how beautiful your pictures are, Patman! They're all lovely. Thanks for sharing them!

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