This week I am bringing the Weekly Snapshot back! Since we are not currently traveling, I spent some time looking though old photos and came across this photo, which served as a nice reminder of what we have to look forward to in Autumn. While we are currently in the midst of a drought, cool days of hiking by waterfalls seem like only a dream. This photograph was taken on the Shining Creek Trail in Western North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest. The trail follows along the creek, leading past many small waterfalls and swimming holes, to Shining Rock Gap. It is one of my favorite hikes in the area for a few reasons: it tends to be one of the less busy trails in this popular national forest, it follows a series of beautiful small waterfalls, and it leads to a mountain different than any other I have summited. At 6040 feet above sea level, Shining Rock is covered in huge chunks of snow quartz, giving the appearance of being snow-capped year round.
Canon Rebel XSi Photo Properties – f number: 8, exposure time: 1/125, focal length: 27
About the author: Brian
Brian is one of the two backpacks traversing the globe with his lovely wife and better half, Kaitlin. He enjoys all things relating to delicious food, good beer, and the great outdoors. When he isn't out taking photographs and adventuring himself, he enjoys writing about travel and backpacking gear, his favorite foods from around the world, and lessons he has learned throughout his adventures.