|Solid mountain laurel|
We haven't had much rain so there wasn't a lot of water coming over the falls but you can checkout photos of it after lots of rain fall here.
On our way back over the Smokies we were lucky enough to catch some elk on the side of the road...
We were told in the evenings there are hundreds of elk come down to Cataloochee Valley, but that will have to wait for another day. It was late in the day and you can only do so much in one day. Next time.The elk have on monitoring collars. Its always so thrilling to see wildlife up close! Several rangers where there keeping people at a distance and traffic moving. The elk seemed oblivious to the humans gawking at them. Maybe someday I'll get some shots of black bear, very prolific in the Smokies.