This footbridge is one of the special places in the Greenbrier section of the Great Smoky Mountains. It crosses the Ramsay Prong of the Little Pigeon River at the beginning of the trail that leads up to the Ramsay Cascades waterfall, and from there on up to the Appalachian Trail. Standing on this footbridge affords a beautiful view either upstream or down. A great place to just stand and be still, listen to the endless sound of the water flowing down out of the mountains. A few days ago I posted an image taken from this bridge.
Above is a view from the same vantage point in winter. Even on a day like this, look at all the footprints of hikers on their way up the trail! The silence and solitude on this day were breathtaking. So was the frigid air.
And the photo below, there I am on the footbridge, looking tired after the grueling marathon of October in the Smokies.
Please stop in and visit me to see the complete display of Smoky Mountain Photography at the William Britten Gallery in Gatlinburg, TN.