Cades Cove is a beautiful fertile valley surrounded by mountains and probably the most popular destination in Smoky Mountains National Park. Since we stayed in Townsend TN we were only a couple of miles from the entrance so we made 3 trips there. The sunrise visit was awesome! It is one of my all-time favorite locations for photography! We were excited to find and photograph several deer and bears on our first trip.
For more information: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/cadescove.htm
Artistic rendering of pre-sunrise scene
Horse pasture before sunrise
Escaped from pasture
Deer in foggy field on Sparks Lane
Foggy sunrise on Sparks Lane
posing for us