|ISO 100, f/20, 1.6 seconds, 19mm|
There is still a wonderful river that runs through there and the road follows this river all the way back to the Porter's Creek Trail. It is not very "mountainous" like the other places I have visited so the sun gets a good bit of play along the river. This leaves out the number of green, moss-covered rocks you normally see along the rivers of the Smokies.
What reminded me most of the Tellico River is the large rocks in and along the river. Some of them getting downright huge.
This photo shows an example of these incredibly large rocks. The rest of the river is completely blocked from view behind the second set of rocks in the midground of the image. Somehow the water winds through these rocks and even sometimes settles in little pools like that of the of the foreground and create wonderful reflections of the blue sky above.