Day 6, Halloween. We were up early and came across the Sinks. This awesome little waterfall is completely man made. When they were blasting the rock to make a path for the railroad, they blasted a bit too big of a hole. The result was the sinks. In fact it has a GIANT hole beneath the waterfall that makes it very hazardous. Sure looks pretty though!
A look behind the scenes 🙂 Yes its relatively light out and yes that is a 20 second shutter at f8! (Huzzah for ND 64/6 stop filters!)
We followed the river (I love love love running water!) then headed back to base camp.
Jen took a rest as her back was in the “murdering” mood, so Natasha and I adventured up the river. This is the spot where I met “Thad” the weird moth thing (turns out Thad is a skipper butterfly – a clouded skipper butterfly in fact! Not a true butterfly but related to them). He chilled on my sleeve until I tried to move him, then hung on to my finger for a free ride closer to shore. This also tested my dexterity with a tripod in hand and balancing on rocks!
A hidden waterfall. And a battery that decided to poop out on me. Luckily there was a spare in the car, though I didn’t recross the stream to get back to this waterfall.
I kind of was hoping Natasha might fall in… could have been some hilarious pictures!
A quick jaunt through Cades Cove in search of bears. None to be seen and the lighting was meh at best.
Not quite the pizzazz we were hoping for, though we found a veggie stand with a ton of pumpkins.
And with the night came costumes! I rocked my Beetlejuice (I used real moss from the yard of the cabin…), Natasha was a flight attendant and Jen was a masquerade of mystery. Gatlinburg was a poor sport for Halloween (super quiet by 10 pm?!) but we had a grand time. There was a hilarious video of me catching sight of a picture on Natasha’s phone… you’ll have to ask Jen to see it!!