Short Springs: A Tennessee photo hike

I had the rare opportunity to accompany the Mister on a trip this week. While he was doing his official business, I went off on a photo hike at Short Springs State Natural Area in Tullahoma, TN. A bit more ambitious that I realized, I later found out the elevation changes for the particular trails I wandered over ranged from a low of 118 feet, to a high of 1132 feet. I was grateful for generous doses of ibuprofen and muscle cream later that evening.

The hike was great, despite the extra leg work and abundance of spiderwebs. I started out early in the morning and meandered around for almost two hours. The trail took me down a steep slope to an icy creek, feed by small waterfalls. The morning sun, streaming through the trees, gave the whole scene an ethereal feel.

You can click on any image to see a larger photo, or the series as a slideshow.

(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, and/or iPhone4)

Unknown Mami
Submitted to Unknown Mami’s Sundays in My City

19 thoughts on “Short Springs: A Tennessee photo hike

    1. Thank you Terri. The scene was a wonderful surprise when I finally made it down the trail to the creek. I could’ve stood there gawking all day.


    1. Thanks! It was a surprise that I was able to go, and the park was one I didn’t know about when we lived in the area. It was a win/win for everything.


    1. Thanks, Diane. When I reached the bottom of the hill and saw the stream, it was an amazing sight. I’m glad I could capture even a portion of the scene.


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