Last weekend was perfect, albeit chilly, for a winter hike. We decided on hiking the Spruce Flats Falls Trail in the Tremont area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was my first time hiking this trail and it was so much fun to explore a new part of The Smokies.
The Spruce Flats Falls trail is a relatively short and easy hike, totaling 2 miles round trip. It would be an excellent hike for beginners, kids, or even experienced hikers. There are also a lot of great photo opportunities.
It’s a new year, so I thought I’d try something new around here. (Because that’s what you do when a new year starts, right? I teased about starting this series in my goals for 2018 post here, if you want to check it out.) Once a month I will share my Favorite Finds. Mostly stuff I’m currently into, like things I’ve been listening to, watching, reading, cooking, etc. In addition, I will share a favorite picture that I’ve taken. I hope it is a short, fun post that is a little different than what I usually post. Enjoy my Favorite Finds: January 2018 edition!
Photo from 2010: Frozen Rainbow Falls Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I hiked this before I liked hiking and WORE TENNIS SHOES TO HIKE IN THE SNOW. Which makes me cringe to think of doing that now. We are hiking tomorrow and I hope there are pretty snowy scenes like this to photograph.
Visiting Lower Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona was a must on our American Southwest Road Trip. Antelope Canyon is a unique and beautiful place. The photographs taken in the slot canyons are iconic. (In fact, the most expensive photograph ever sold, Phantom by Peter Lik, was taken in Antelope Canyon.) I’ve seen so many gorgeous photographs taken in Antelope Canyon that I knew I had to experience, and photograph it, for myself.
Happy 2018! Don’t you just love the new year? I love the new year because it is a time to refocus on what’s really important. I’ve heard that it’s good to write your goals down and share them, so I decided to share my goals for 2018. Also, my word for the year is improvement. My goals for 2018 will focus mainly on personal and professional improvement.