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Guest_Name: Steve and Sue Hill
Country_or_State: hilldad48@yahoo.com

Guest_Comments:

My wife and I stayed at the Wonderland Hotel in 1986 after driving the entire Blue Ridge Parkway. I was wondering what happened to the grand old place. I guess I found out. We really enjoyed rocking in the rocking chairs on the grand front porch and reading taking in the cool breezes.

Richard replies: I have not published the latest photos, as the place is falling down completely. Such an inglorious end to a wonderful institution.


Guest_Name: Reid Rawlins
Country_or_State: Vienna,GA

Guest_Comments:

I love your website, whenever I get stressed I can bring up your pictures and escape to the mountains.
 


Guest_Name: Wayne Fleming
Country_or_State: Tennessee

Guest_Comments:

Didn't know til recently I was kin to Henry Whitehead or ''Tiger Whitehead".I remember standing on the porch of the cabin when I was a child. Most beautiful place I've been on earth.
 


Guest_Name: Colette Prestigiacomo
Country_or_State: Louisiana

Guest_Comments:

I enjoy your website very much. The Smoky Mountains have always been my favorite place to go. I have never been when the leaves where changing. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing.


Guest_Name: Connie S. Weaver
Country_or_State: South Carolina

Guest_Comments:

A native of Maryville, TN; thanks for the photo screensaver that reminds me of "home" every day!

Connie
 


Guest_Name: SSG Demetris Vance
Country_or_State: North Carolina

Guest_Comments:

Your web site is very much appreciated by the Soldiers who loves the outdoors, that are currently deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Thank-you very much.
SSG Demetris Vance
Camp Rustamiyah, Iraq

 

Richard replies: Hello Staff Sergeant Vance,

Thanks for taking the time to write. It is a great honor for me to be able to provide some (albeit very small) moment of comfort and home for all of YOU heroes who are putting your lives on the line for us every day. We owe you all a debt of gratitude that no words can express.

God bless you all, a hope that you all return home safely, and soon!

It is I that thank you!


Guest_Name: Linda Dunham
Country_or_State: Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Guest_Comments:

I love your website. I will be making my fourth trip this year (2005) to the Smoky Mountains Thanksgiving weekend. I feel like it is my "home away from home".


Guest_Name: Shelia (Clevenger) Smith
Country_or_State: Texas

Guest_Comments:

Beautiful! I am originally from Big Stone Gap Virginia
and miss the mountains.


Guest_Name: Mateo
Country_or_State: USA CAL.

Guest_Comments:

Very cool site i love those mountains
GOT MOUNTAINS?


Guest_Name: BILLIE ESTESS
Country_or_State: LOUISIANA

Guest_Comments:

THANK YOU FOR THE SLIDE SHOW.....THE SMOKEY MOUNTAINS ARE ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING IN THE FALL....


Guest_Name: Alley Cooley
Country_or_State: Nebraska

Guest_Comments:

You're pictures are great. I am from Tennessee and fixing to move back in a week. You're photos have gotten me psyched!!
Allison Cooley


Guest_Name: Kris Flammang
Country_or_State: Illinois

Guest_Comments:

I LOVE this site. My sister lived in the mountains of Virginia, she passed away 2003. These pictures remind me of her. Thank You!


Guest_Name: Warren Brand
Country_or_State: Louisiana

Guest_Comments:

I have been to the Smokies many times and each time I go I love it even more. Thanks for many pictures. I can enjoy them every day. God Bless You.


Guest_Name: Tammy weaver
Country_or_State: tennessee

Guest_Comments:

Very pretty pictures. I am using your site to show friends of mine that do not live or have ever visited here before.


Guest_Name: Marian Baker
Country_or_State: U.S.A.

Guest_Comments:

Hello, just wanted to say, your photos are breathe taking! Kentucky is such a beautiful place to live all year around. You have captured Natures beauty.
Good job!
Keep up the good work!
 


Guest_Name: julie tardiff
Country_or_State: thibodaux, louisiana

Guest_Comments:

We have just returned from a trip to Tennessee. It's beautiful there. We stayed at Timber Tops Cabins in Pigeon Forge. We would definitely like to go back sometime. We would like to stay in Gatlinburg closer to all the attractions. Our cabin was beautiful and so peaceful. We have recently been through a couple of rough hurricanes here, and things have been quite depressing so it was great to get away & relax.


Guest_Name: Glee Henderson-Collins
Country_or_State: Columbia, SC

Guest_Comments:

Dear Richard,
Indeed, your photos' are absolutely THE best that I've ever seen in my 61 years; What a talent YOU are! The Smokies are my most favorite place in this world and your creative views of them are truly breathe taking! Perhaps I should use a different term than the latter, because just now I'm very ill with a lung infection... I e-mailed a note to family & friends, along with your photo of "the Chimneys in Fall", saying, "If I should croak, scatter my ashes HERE because I'll be so much closer to heaven!" At least my senses of humor & beauty are quite healthy!
Thanks for lighting this day for me!
Most sincerely,
Glee


Guest_Name: James
Country_or_State: NY

Guest_Comments:

Great site. Thank you :)


Guest_Name: Mary D
Country_or_State: York, Pa

Guest_Comments:

I wanted to go on a mini getaway so I chose Kingsport, Tennessee. I fell in love with the area. It is so beautiful and the people are so kind and friendly. I loved it so much that I went back twice in 8 months. I hope to move there some day in the next few years. It is breath taking scenery. I think I found a true love. Thank God for the beautiful state of Tennessee.


Guest_Name: nancy y
Country_or_State: VA

Guest_Comments:

You have a fantastic website!!! I absolutely love the pictures!!! Your pictures inspired me to head towards the mountains this coming weekend to check out the fall colors.


Guest_Name: Dale Schahczinski
Country_or_State: Illinois

Guest_Comments:

My family an I love the Smokies. One of the most relaxing and reflective places I've ever visited.


Guest_Name: Sharon Bonin
Country_or_State: N. Attleboro, MA 02760

Guest_Comments:

I haven't been there in a few years but loved the area so much I bought land in Sevierville, TN. !!


Guest_Name: rex abrigo
Country_or_State: philippines

Guest_Comments:

your site was very nice and the photos are so very nice and beautiful.


Guest_Name: dennis wood
Country_or_State: texas

Guest_Comments:

i am moving to this heaven on earth


Guest_Name: Sierra clagett
Country_or_State: missouri

Guest_Comments:

Your pic,s on the smokey mount. are gorgeous thank you soo much it helps with my school project alot!! P.s. I am only in 6th grade!!


Guest_Name: Michele
Country_or_State: Kentucky

Guest_Comments:

I want to say that I love the website. The Great Smokies are very wondrous in beauty. Heaven on Earth. God blessed us with a miracle. This brings many memories back to me of when I went to see them at both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg a long time ago with my family. The memories are still very cherished now and will be for a long time more. Thank you for your time and effort in showing nature at it's best. I want to mention, too, that I saw them on trips to Nashville. While I was in Nashville one time, I saw Ralph Emery leaving a Holiday Inn. My grandparents didn't see him from the distance of inside the car to the parking lot, but I pointed him out to them. They were happy about the trips to Tennessee then as I was. It was great fun seeing Cherokee, North Carolina for my family has the Cherokee Indian bloodline heritage in it. In talking about my grandparents, my grandmother passed away in 1999 on May 7 and my grandfather is still living and a stroke survivor. He's still confined to a wheelchair, but I still share lots of old times with him and he loves talking about them, too. So does my mother and the rest of our family.


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Guest_Name: Ann Benning anncbenning@home.nl
Country_or_State: Heerlen, Netherlands, Europe

Guest_Comments:

What a great site, love the pictures. Makes my homesickness to Tennessee a bit easier. Lived for 17 yrs. in Knoxville. We lived there from Dec. '56 till Feb.'73. And we went alot to the Smokies and Gatlinburg too of course. I'm Dutch, but also feel half American. Being raised there. Miss the country, hills-mountains, lakes, haven't ever made it back yet (31 yrs.) Still a dream to. Remember what I left behind, so much has changed, but the Smokies are the same I see, beautiful as ever. Saw on Google Earth that Knoxville has changed big time. Our old houses where we live are still there I saw. Do you also have pictures of Knoxville?? Lived there so long, and I don't have any photo's. But I'll be looking at your site more now. And enjoy the beauty of the Smokies and the peace it gives.
Thank you so much, for bringing me back a bit closer. God bless you


Guest_Name: Pam McCartney
Country_or_State: Washington USA

Guest_Comments:

What a wonderful site! Your pictures help to calm an otherwise busy and stressful day here at work. Thank you very much.

addition to previous note. I'm of Celtic descent and have ancestral ties to North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and the Appalachia area in general. So I put on Celtic music, view your pictures, and it seems to soothe my soul.


Guest_Name: Patsy Downing
Country_or_State: Kentucky

Guest_Comments:

Thank you so much for helping keep memories alive for me. My family and I used to visit the sites you have photographed. Due to my health, I can not travel that far anymore, but you have brought the most beautiful place I have ever seen to me. Thank you!!!


Guest_Name: Tyhie
Country_or_State: Charlotte

Guest_Comments:

I have never been to the Biltmore and i'm going on my birthday but by the way it sounds from various people and by this web site its very exciting.


Guest_Name: Hamid Khan Yousafzai
Country_or_State: Pakistan

Guest_Comments:

good work and nice photographs,,,i love it.keep it up.


Guest_Name: wade webb
Country_or_State: florida

Guest_Comments:

raised in bryson.


Guest_Name: pam dadekian
Country_or_State: massachusetts

Guest_Comments:

your photos were beautiful. thank you for posting them.


Guest_Name: Henson Cove Place B&B and Cabin
Country_or_State: Hiawassee, GA

Guest_Comments:

Excellent work


Guest_Name: patricia hughes
Country_or_State: mississippi

Guest_Comments:

photos are breath-taking...i will be back so keep 'em coming


Guest_Name: Samantha
Country_or_State: South Carolina

Guest_Comments:

We love the Smokies, especially the Gatlinburg area. These are some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen of the area. Thanks for sharing.
Had problems, however, downloading the desktop wallpaper onto my computer.


Guest_Name: amy@azerivista.com
Country_or_State: WA

Guest_Comments:

Amazing!
Absolutely beautiful.
I took a bunch of pictures, and I can't wait to get them developed.


Guest_Name: Laura Barsottini
Country_or_State: Massachusetts

Guest_Comments:

Your site is beautiful! I am about to visit the Smoky Mountains (Townsend) for the first time (10/23/05). Can't wait to see all the beautiful foliage and wild life!


Guest_Name: BENEDICT JUSTEN
Country_or_State: WAYZATA MINNESOTA

Guest_Comments:

APRIL 97 ENROUTE TO SW FL DROVE THRU KNOXVILLE, DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE, ITS WHERE ITS ALL AT, I WILL BE BACK SOON FOR GOOD. !


Guest_Name: marsha
Country_or_State: Indiana

Guest_Comments:

AWESOME pictures, love your site.


Guest_Name: Cindy
Country_or_State: Florida

Guest_Comments:

Your pictures are beautiful & they brought back many good memories. I have been to many of the places you have photographed. I was in Maggie Valley last year with my cousin & had a wonderful time. Unfortunately, we won't be able to come this year, so I am doing the next best thing & viewing pictures on web sites. Your site is by far the best one I have seen. Thank you for the memories revisited!


Guest_Name: Robin Holloway Waddill
Country_or_State: South carolina

Guest_Comments:

Breathtaking. MY great grandfather was "Black Bill Walker". My grandmother was Louise, daughter of Mary Anne Moore. The scenery makes me feel closer to my grandmother who grew up in Walker Valley.


Guest_Name: Bridgett Covell
Country_or_State: Tn

Guest_Comments:

Even though I'm only 2 hours away from the Smokys' it never seems to amaze me of all the views there is to see.We had a wonderful week there this summer and can't wait to escape back there again soon .These are Wonderful pictures that show why I love where we live.


Guest_Name: Shirley Farmer
Country_or_State: Deerfield Beach, Fl

Guest_Comments:

I have to say that the ocean and this area is beautiful, but there is no place on earth like the Wonder Must Smoky Mtns!! I am from the hills of Tn. and I miss it so much. I would love to get back there more than I do, but you have Done an excellent job of sharing it with us in your gorgeous photos!!! Thanks so very much for that.. I am a descendant of Cuziah Tipton and found you thru that.
smiles from Fl:)


Guest_Name: Josef
Country_or_State: North Carolina

Guest_Comments:

Wonderful pictures that again make me realize what I love about the Smokies and why I look forward each time that I have the opportunity to visit. Though I live in the Eastern part of the state my soul longs to live in those magnificent mountains. Thank you again for the visit.


Guest_Name: Cheryl
Country_or_State: Georgia, US

Guest_Comments:

I love your webpage! The Smokies are the most beautiful place I've ever been. Thank you for putting all those wonderful pictures on the internet for viewing. Its great! Makes me want to go visit Cades Cove right now!


Guest_Name: thomas widmer
Country_or_State: green mountains upstate vt

Guest_Comments:

this is a beautiful site, and i look thru your pic,s often, we also have colors such as this , but your mountains are a bit larger, coming your way next month , enroute to Florida, i love driving thru the smokies, and you have captured , the wonders of GOD, with your work, GOD BLESS, and keep up your wonderful; works , you truly have a talent , tom


Guest_Name: diana
Country_or_State: state of tennessee

Guest_Comments:

can you please send me some handbooks because me and my roommate want to move there next year and find us a place to live in gatlinbug tn on the mountains and those handbooks will come in handy thank you


Guest_Name: Connie Quigley
Country_or_State: Medina TN (West Tn)

Guest_Comments:

Beautiful. I was there in May, but there's nothing like the Smokies in the fall. Will be there in November. Can't wait!!


Guest_Name: The Michielsens
Country_or_State: new York

Guest_Comments:

We are looking to relocate and Gatlinburg, smoky mountain area is one possibilities esp. after viewing your wonderful pics. Thank you. The Michielsens


Guest_Name: Terry
Country_or_State: Alabama

Guest_Comments:

Searched and Surfed your page great work


Guest_Name: Rosty
Country_or_State: Alabama

Guest_Comments:

Awesome site


Guest_Name: Kolora
Country_or_State:

Guest_Comments:

I have been recommending the site to some of the people I have met through work


Guest_Name: sharon orozco (shelton)
Country_or_State: Colorado Springs Colorado

Guest_Comments:

I am from Tennessee and I miss the brilliant colors of fall.
We have color out here but nothing like back home. thank you so much.


Guest_Name: Vicki
Country_or_State: Michigan

Guest_Comments:

Yours are truly some of the most beautiful pictures of the Smokies that I have ever seen...thank you for sharing them1


Guest_Name: Barbara DeLair
Country_or_State: Ohio

Guest_Comments:

My family and I have vacationed in the Smokies for over ten years now. It is such a beautiful, relaxing place to come and visit all the nearby towns, people, attractions, shopping areas, and restaurants. From the time my daughter was little, VACATION MEANT GATLINBURG AND THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS!!!


Guest_Name: Karen Robertson
Country_or_State: Fayetteville, NC

Guest_Comments:

Gorgeous! I'm going to the mountains in October and these photos just make me want to stay there forever.


Guest_Name: Oalmann
Country_or_State: Texas

Guest_Comments:

My dream is to retire in the Smoky Mountain area - but until then, I can visit anytime, thanks to your wonderful website. Many thanks for the breath-taking photos.


Guest_Name: David Richards
Country_or_State: United States

Guest_Comments:

Enjoyed the pictures


Guest_Name: danyell
Country_or_State: texas

Guest_Comments:

went to the great smokies this summer and it was just beautiful. the best vacation i have had yet.


Guest_Name: DENIS LE CHAFFOTEC
Country_or_State: BORDEAUX FRANCE

Guest_Comments:

THANKS FOR UR NICE PICTURES .
WE LL BE SOON IN YOUR AREA.
WE HOPE TO SPEND A NICE STAY IN SMOKY MOUNTAINS TOO..

SEE U
DENNIS


Guest_Name: Mary Johnson
Country_or_State: Boone NC

Guest_Comments:

These are the best photos I have seen of the mountains and I have enjoyed this so much, Thank You


Guest_Name: Mary Eleanor Day
Country_or_State: Florida and Alabama

Guest_Comments:

Richard: I had lunch with your wife, my beautiful cousin. She told me about your web site. I am quite impressed. I have not seen everything, and I want to look at the stationery again. And, I haven't seen quite all of the pictures. Love to all, Mary Eleanor

Richard Replies: Thanks Mary Eleanor!!! I am glad that you are enjoying the photos!


Guest_Name: Jessica McIntyre
Country_or_State: Iowa

Guest_Comments:

I been to the Smokies a couple times while going to N.C. and Georgia and I loved it where I stop for a couple days in Pigeon Forge. I would love to come back anytime to see the wonderful view. I miss living in the Mountains and it brings back GREAT memories for me when I live in Colorado Springs. Love the PICS.


Guest_Name: Dot Crane
Country_or_State: Louisiana, USA

Guest_Comments:

The highlight of every year is the time we spend in Pittman Center. Try to go twice, once in the spring and then in again in late fall or early winter. Your photos capture the true spirit of these mountains. Wonderful! Thank you for sharing with all of us.


Guest_Name: Stacy Timko
Country_or_State: South Carolina

Guest_Comments:

I grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and was brought to South Carolina with the military. I miss home so much sometimes that seeing these beautiful pictures help me to feel just a little bit closer. The beaches are nice but they never change I miss the seasons of home. I love the website and appreciate the piece of home that it brings.


Guest_Name: James L.Walker
Country_or_State: Ga.

Guest_Comments:

My folks took me here many times my dad spent the night there as a kid growing up. His dad was Sharp Gibie Walker from Jefferson county. My dads name is Fred Walker in Dandridge TN.



Guest_Name: Kathy Walker Kral
Country_or_State: West, Texas

Guest_Comments:

Love your site, I'm a direct descendent of the Walker sisters (matter of fact I have 4 other sisters!) and visited the cabin 2 years ago and it was wonderful! My dad was John (mni) Walker from Virginia


Guest_Name: Kitty Arscott.
Country_or_State: United Kingdom

Guest_Comments:

Wow fantastic photos, haven't reached anything else yet. A wonderful site and makes me ache to do as well with my camera and paints! Reading Bill Bryson and searching for material on the Appalachians brought me to this site and how I'd love to visit this part of the world! Thanks.


Guest_Name: Rena
Country_or_State: Tennessee

Guest_Comments:

Richard, I live in the Tri-cities, just northeast of the Smokies. I have always loved "my mountains". These pictures are AWESOME! You have captured the true beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Thank you so much for sharing!
Rena


Guest_Name: Lori Clark
Country_or_State: Florida

Guest_Comments:

Thank you so much for sharing this site with us. Your site beautifully portrays the Smokies.

My fiancée and I will be honeymooning just outside the Smoky Mountain Park. We are looking forward to seeing the beautiful vistas and plan to go on the train through the mountains.

Thank you again for sharing these pictures with us.

Most sincerely,
Lori Clark (soon-to-be Fullerton) :)


Guest_Name: Brandie
Country_or_State: Mississippi

Guest_Comments:

I loved your website. I have been vacationing in the Smokies every yr sence I was 3yrs old.My great grandma and all of her 7 kids started going to the Smokies. Going to the Smokies has been a family tradition for about 40yrs. I love hearing stories about their past trips. I am looking forward to taking my kids and grandkids to the Smokies 2. Keep taking beautiful pictures and I will keep coming back to your website.


Guest_Name: Jeannie
Country_or_State: Indiana

Guest_Comments:

Beautiful photos. We love the Smokies. Cant wait to live there one day :)


Guest_Name: James L.Walker
Country_or_State: Ga.

Guest_Comments:

My folks took me here many times my dad spent the night there as a kid growing up. His dad was Sharp Gibie Walker from Jefferson county. My dads name is Fred Walker in Dandridge, TN.


Guest_Name: Frances B.
Country_or_State: Columbia, SC

Guest_Comments:

I visit the Smokies every couple of years or so...Your beautiful pictures make me want to go NOW! Great site. :)


Guest_Name: JOANN
Country_or_State: LAUREL MISSISSIPPI

Guest_Comments:

GREAT PHOTOS! YOUR WEB SITE MAKES ME WANT TO BE IN THE SMOKIES NOW.IT IS MY FAVORITE PLACE TO VISIT.


Guest_Name: Debbie Houghton
Country_or_State: Sarasota,Fl

Guest_Comments:

Love your web site!


Guest_Name: Jane Weaver Vineyard
Country_or_State: Georgia

Guest_Comments:

Thank you for a beautiful web site. I grew up in Gatlinburg, TN in the 1940's and 50's and remember when it was just a small town and all the establishments were owned by the townspeople. That was a special time for me and I have many, many pictures of those days and would never part with them. Thank you for the way you have captured these beautiful mountains.


Guest_Name: Dan Nobles
Country_or_State: South Carolina ( Charleston Area )

Guest_Comments:

I have been visiting the Smoky mountains since I was a kid with my parents. I even lived in West Ashville area for 2 years while in school and loved it. I'm getting ready to come up in 3 weeks for vacation and your site has got me wanting to leave today! Good layout and content, nice pics, I'm sure to add this to my favorites list. What is about these mountains that make me what to climb them? Anyway thanks!


Guest_Name: L. Webb
Country_or_State: Illinois

Guest_Comments:

Your photos are truly breathtaking. We are leaving tomorrow morning to visit the Smokies for the first time on a family vacation. I'm so excited! Thank you for sharing your pictures.


Guest_Name: Suze Baker
Country_or_State: northern BC Canada

Guest_Comments:

I just came across your photo of *spring* (Photo 782) Funny how certain areas of the continent regularly used the words spring, leaves and snow in the same sentence!

You have some beautiful photographs; looking through them was a glorious escape from the northern muskeg. Thank you. Always pursue your gift with such passion.

Richard Replies: One of the things that I love best about the Park is the unpredictability of the weather ... that year we planned on examining Wildflowers on the Tennessee side of the Smokies, only to discover that the Newfound Gap Road was closed due to heavy snow.  The date was April 19!  While that is not unusual for British Columbia, it's somewhat rare in the Southeastern  States! Thanks for writing. The photo Suze referred to is here.


Guest_Name: Jessica Mclean
Country_or_State: Noth Carolina

Guest_Comments:

This site is nice


Guest_Name: Dave Browne
Country_or_State: British Columbia Canada

Guest_Comments:

Fantastic photos! Some shots remind me of New Brunswick, where I was born, some remind me of B.C. where I live. Excellent work, hope to see more!


Guest_Name: Peggy Trivett
Country_or_State: Bristol, Tennessee

Guest_Comments:

My family and I have been coming to Smokies ever since I was a child. We love it. It is the most beautiful place on earth!!!!! I have treasured pictures of the mountains as far back as 1957. I now take my children to visit ever chance we get. I hope their memories of the mountains are as fond as mine.


Guest_Name: Linda Klawinsky
Country_or_State: Texas

Guest_Comments:

We love the Smokey Mountains and try to visit every other year or so. Your web site is the best I have yet to see.


Guest_Name: Bertha
Country_or_State: United States

Guest_Comments:

You have some very beautiful photos, on your site, I could not resist a few, for wallpaper, or my pc. I hope you don't mind. thank you..........bertha


Guest_Name: Becky
Country_or_State: Germany

Guest_Comments:

nice site


Guest_Name: Larry W Bates
Country_or_State: kentucky

Guest_Comments:

Coming to Gatlinburg this week end and was looking for place to go to.
Enjoyed your site very much.


Guest_Name: Donnie Mickal
Country_or_State: Lafayette, LA

Guest_Comments:

I stumbled upon your site, and I must say it is wonderful. I am a big fan of the Smokey Mountains, I go there every summer, sometimes twice. But, this will be the first time in years I will not be able to make the trip there. Your pictures bring back great memories. I have hundreds of pictures that I look at often. I have some great wildlife photos, especially of bears. I hope to move up there one day, if I can find a job. Thanks for the site.


Guest_Name: tommy jones
Country_or_State: mississippi


Guest_Name: Richard O. Keller
Country_or_State: California

Guest_Comments:

Great Nephew of Horace Kephart. He was my maternal grandfather's brother.


Guest_Name: Debra Chandler
Country_or_State: Tennessee

Guest_Comments:

Great pictures, especially the autumn slide show.


Guest_Name: S.THRASHER
Country_or_State: TN.

Guest_Comments:

It,s a very nice site to visit. Thank you so much for sharing your passion for the outdoors with the rest of us. May jesus bless you with all his goodness according to his love that works in us!!!!! Again, thank you


Guest_Name: State Senator Raymond Finney

Country_or_State: Eighth Senatorial District, State of Tennessee

Guest_Comments:

I recently have been given the honor of serving as state senator from the Eighth Senatorial District (Blount and Sevier counties, Tennessee). A major portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is in my district. I have been researching Web sites related to this district to place as links on my senatorial Web site (www.raymondfinney.com). I found your site quite by accident, but it now is a favorite. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park truly is one of the most beautiful places in America. I am honored to represent this area. I thank you so much for sharing our area with the world with your photographs. Your photographs are beautiful, but photographs cannot compare with personally seeing the Smokies. Any person who loves nature and beauty and wishes a wholesome, family-friendly vacation should visit us.


Name: Norm and Nancy Keeran

Country / State: Waynesville NC

Comments: We lived in Houston Texas for many years and found the Smoky Mountains and move here 6 years ago. We love it and only wish we could make it a part of TEXAS.


Name: Diane Hardy

Country / State: Texas

Comments: What a beautiful site...it was hard to choose where to go first. It has been my pleasure to visit the Smoky Mts. with my sister a number of years ago. I cannot wait to go again real soon. A five star site!


Name: Gwen Backman

Country / State: South Carolina

Comments: I love this sight, and thank you for the gorgeous wallpaper of Gatlinburg. This way I get to see Gatlinburg every morning before I start my day. It's a peaceful feeling that only the Great Smokies can give you. Thank you again!!!


Name: Bruce Edwards

Country / State: NY

Comments: I'm from Bryson City, NC, living in upstate NY for 30 years. The Finger Lakes are beautiful country, but when my friends go on about the fall season here, I can show them what real fall foliage looks like. Thanks ...


Name: D. Tyler

Country / State: Alabama

Comments: I have thoroughly enjoyed these beautiful pictures. They capture the whole reason we return year after year to the Smokeys, in the Fall. Keep up the good work!


Name: kat

Country / State: sc

Comments: what a great site! I have enjoyed your photos so much, thanks for posting them. You have a real talent.


Name: Kathy Whitmire

Country / State: California, USA

Comments: Thanks so much for sharing. Your photos are awesome and incredibly beautiful to a California native who has never experienced so much fall foliage. It has helped with looking forward to a wedding 10/30/04 in Gatlinburg and seeing Cades Cove.


Name: Don Eckert

Country / State: Fl. USA

Comments: Pictures are breath taking, can they be downloaded for wallpaper and screensavers?


Name: Karin & Shane

Country / State: Bradenton Beach, Florida

Comments: Lovely, awe-inspiring photos! We are moving to NC from Fla. in a few weeks and your photos keep us going! Thanks a million.....


Name: Bill "Burnt Stick" Neel

Country / State: Florida

Comments: I found your site by accident. I have seen so many of these views. Thank you for capturing them with camera. As you said, "you have to be there".

Richard Replies: Cool nickname, wonder what the history is?


Name: Andreas Heltmann

Country / State: Germany

Comments: very good

Richard Replies: Vielen Dank!


Name: Pat

Country / State: Florida

Comments: I grew up in Blount Co. I still miss the Smokies. Your site is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.


Name: Lana Rossi

Country / State: USA

Comments: The Tennessee Flower Growers is holding their conference over there so I am borrowing a photo for their website temporarily. Thank you so much.


Name: rebecca

Country / State: Illinois

Comments: My family cam from Tenn. I do hope those elephant people don't make it another desert like Africa. The state is so beautiful and the world is getting smaller by the day.


Name: Jordan Lee

Country / State: USA

Comments: "Carolina Autumn" (my most popular song ever  paints a picture in words and music of the incomparable wonder of The Carolina Mountains in Autumn! These are among the most beautiful photos I've seen yet! Just awesome!


Name: connie mathley

Country / State: us

Comments: im looking for Cherokee or creek with the name dehart my great grat great grandfather was gabreil dehart from olive hill ky can you help me my grandfather was troy h. dehartgre


Name: Kimberly Adams

Country / State: Colorado

Comments: Now I really can't wait to move back East!


Name: Jeff Cope

Country / State: USA


Name: CHRISTIAN BAILEY

Country / State: TENNESSEE

Comments: RESEARCH FOR CLASS PROJECT THANKS


Name: Don B Morgan

Country / State: Calhoun, Ga. U.S.A.

Comments: I love your photos of the fall colors and love the Great Smokey Mountains Thank You Very Much


Name: tracey

Country / State: wales uk

Comments: i was lucky enough to visit the great smoky mountains in sept 1993,forgot how beautiful it was! thank you for reminding me with these wonderful pictures!!


Name: Cheryl L. Douglas

Country / State: Ontario, CA

Comments: We plan on visiting the park the 3rd week of October and figured we should probably stay in Seiverville or Pigeon Forge. We'll have our 36' RV but not towing. It appears the only place to rent a car is Seiverville but I haven't checked out any RV Parks yet, I know Pigeon Forge has several. Is I-40 still closed? If so, how do we get there? We'll be coming from the east (Bumpass, Va). I can't wait! I'd appreciate any help you can give me. We're leaving CA on the AM of 10/8 and leaving Bumpass sometime on 10/17. We're going back there for our friend's wedding. Thx in advance!


Name: DIANNE ZACHARY BROWN

Country / State: TEXAS


Name: Jeannie S.

Country / State: Houston, Texas

Comments: I downloaded your lovely smoky Blue Ridge Parkway photo for my desktop wallpaper. I remember driving that road in my youth and you have captured it perfectly. Thank you.


Name: Clara

Country / State: South Carolina

Comments: I love your website. I found it while looking for photos of the Smokey Mountians. I'm ready to go to the mountians right now. God paints as no person ever could.


Name: Deb

Country / State: Texas

Comments: What breathtaking pictures of God's creation! WOW WOW WOW! We definitely have to visit these incredible places. Thanks for all the time and effort.


Name: Paula

Country / State: Louisiana

Comments: Your website is great! I am going back to the Smokies this October- it will be my 5th trip. I absolutely love it and would love to live in the Smokies one day. Kinda hard to leave all the good cajun cooking but I suppose I could learn how to cook and then move :)


Name: Mark

Country / State: Indiana

Comments: Awesome pictures Richard.....My wife, son and I vacation in the Smokies often, but haven't been able to get back down there in a few years...thanks for reminding us of just how beatiful they are! Also thanks for allowing me to use your pics on my website..I know our visitors will appreciate it!!!


Name: katrina

Country / State: washington

Comments: been trying to find paps family history without it costing me an arm and a leg. His last name was maples of Sevierville co in 1920s or so. I came across your web sight and it took my breath away


Name: Brenda Wadsworth

Country / State: Alabama

Comments: This photo library has brighten up my day. Now I don't have to wait until October to see the beauty of the Smokies. Thank You for sharing with us. You are AWESOME. THANK YOU.


Name: michael burdick

Country / State: michigan

Comments: very beautiful photos....and captions. have used your pics before and will again just beautiful! thanks mike


Name: Edwin Goodman

Country / State: Bristol, Florida

Comments: My family has visited the smokies many times, now it is just the wife and me as the girls are grown. We love the mountains and try to make a trip each October to see the beautiful foliage. Thank you Sir for your web site and breath-taking photos. I will return frequently to enjoy. THANKS AGAIN


Name: paula shepherd

Country / State: elkview wv

Comments: I had a wonderful time this past week. I was there for vacation.


Name: L. True

Country / State: Florida

Comments: I really enjoy your site. I love the mountains, but don't get to visit more than once or twice a year. It makes me feel like I'm on vacation. Thank you for your hard work.


Name: john jones

Country / State: Mississippi

Comments: It would be so nice to be able to sit back and relax and take a scenic tour of this area.


Name: Kimberley Ann

Country / State: Scotland, UK

Comments: I was searching the internet for photographs of landscapes for my photography research, when I came across your amazing web site, in Scotland there is a large amount of unbelievable landscape but when i saw your photographs they took my breath away, I will certainly visit the Smokies when I finish my studies - thank you for a chance to see such beauty.

Richard Replies: And one day I will go the birthplace of golf and play a round at St. Andrews! Thanks for signing my guestbook!

 


Name: Donna

Country / State: Alabama

Comments: We go to the mountains for Thanksgiving and I absolutely love it up there! To me, it's the most beautiful place, heaven on earth! Thank you for the beautiful pictures!


Name: Taylor Halstead

Country / State: Texas

Comments: We went into the Great Smoky Mountains this summer,and it sure was beautiful up there!!


Name: sandra howard

Country / State: arkansas

Comments: wonderful pictures.


Name: Debra

Country / State: Ky.

Comments: Great slide show!!!!


Name: Tracy

Country / State: Tennessee

Comments: I absolutely LOVE this site! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with us!


Name: SUSAN & BOB DEPARTHY

Country / State: CROSSVILLE, TENNESSEE

Comments: WE VISITED THE PARK AND CADE'S COVE OVER THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND,2004. IT WAS SUCH A GREAT EXPERIENCE THAT WE DECIDED TO STAY AN EXTRA DAY! BEAUTIFUL VIEWS AND SITES! WE ARE PLANNING ANOTHER VISIT IN OCTOBER OF 2004! I CANNOT WAIT TO RETURN!


Name: oscar franklin

Country / State: mass


Name: Gary Decker

Country / State: U.S.A. Kentucky

Comments: Tenn. a pretty an peacefully state to visit.


Name: anne tedder

Country / State: us

Comments: what a lovely and generous gift you have given. My family & I have visited Asheville many times and have always enjoyed it. It's delight to view your photos. Thank you.


Name: Charlotte

Country / State: Kentucky


Name: Terry & Peggy Nelson

Country / State: Mechanicsville, MD 20659

Comments: We have been vacationing in The Smokies for the past 25 years. Our kids loved our vacations. When they got married they honeymooned in Gatlinburg. And now we continue family vacations there every year with grandchildren. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. Peggy


Name: Warren J Brand

Country / State: Louisiana

Comments: I, would like to thank you for this web site. It is my escape from the troubles of this world. May God Richly Bless You.


Name: BRENDA MEZICK

Country / State: CULLMAN ALABAMA

Comments: My mom and dad started taking me to the Smoky Mountains 32 years ago.And 4 years ago I asked my new husband to take me to the Smokies.He really wanted no part of it.He has spent most of his life on the beach. After much begging He said we could go.Now I can't keep him out of the mountains.He found that the company that he works for has a lodge in Pigeon Forge And he also bought me new camper to pull up there when ever we want. So,I want to thank God for the mountains because it brought me closer to my wonderful husband. And we have a great place to take our kids.


Name: Betty Brinkley

Country / State: North Carolina

Comments: I think you have a wonderful web site, I usually visit the Smokies at least once a year, fall is my favorite, good job!


Name: billy bob

Country / State: ohio

Comments: need more wildlife pictures


Name: Carl Andresen

Country / State: Fair Oaks,California, U.S.A.

Comments: Really enjoyed your site and pictures. Brought back memories my wife and visiting that area in the past. Thanks!


Name: nitroladyangel

Country / State: wva. usa

Comments: we love gatlinburg we just came back and ready to go again. as soon as the hotels price rates drop! love your website.


Name: Danielle Prestley

Country / State: Birmingham, Alabama

Comments: Richard, I have always loved the Smokies. My parents spent their honeymoon there, and we vacationed there once a year (usually fall) since I was less than a year old. I am 22 now and when I started college in 2000, my trips were put on hold. I missed it so much!! But in 2003, I took a trip with my then boyfriend to the Smokies (his first time to be there) and we both loved it! We were married in May of 2004 and I can't wait to begin a tradition of Smokey Mountain vacations with my own family. Your website is just what I needed to give me that "Smokey mountain" feeling. That is the only way it can be described...there is no other place that has the same feel. It's tranquility, peace, nature, and a closeness to God all in one. It is so good to have a way to recapture that feeling when you can't get to the mountains. Thanks so much for the wonderful pictures. Keep up the good work! Danielle

Richard Replies: Congratulations on you marriage ... I hope you both enjoy the Smokies as often and as much as my wife an I do!


Name: Christie Frayd DeHart

Country / State: GA

Comments: Born & raised in Bryson City was a blessing in disguise. Now living in the Atl. area, I realize that all those years I spent dying to leave the mountains were years when I just didn't know any better. I'll be back one day. I have to make a few million first. God Bless the beauty of the smokies.


Name: Kimberly

Country / State: Texas

Comments: Your photos have made me not so homesick for Tennessee! Keep up the beautiful work, and thanks for sharing it with us!


Name: CONNIE YOUNG

Country / State: FLORIDA

Comments:
What a beautiful website you have created. Thank you for allowing us in other states to enjoy god's beautiful creations in the smoky mountains.


Name: Nancy M.

Country / State: Hagerstown, Maryland

Comments: I love the photos and also loved the site dedicated to Painter. It made my heart ache for all of you! Been there, done that too.

Richard Replies: It's a sad fact of life that our pets don't live as long as we do ... we've adopted a six year old Calico named "Pilgrim" that has brought tremendous joy to our lives ... I hope to have his story online soon!


Name: Karen

Country / State: NY

Comments: all I can say is WOW....the beauty is just amazing!! looks like heaven :)


Name: Dorothy Thompson

Country / State: Virginia, USA

Comments: I just returned from a trip to the Smokies and just had to visit Cades Cove. I have to say it has changed my life. I am a writer and author and would love to recapture this area into a fictional story one day. The hardships that these people endured is remarkable. It was interesting to read about how John Oliver befriended the Indians there, since it was the Indian's property at the time. Really amazing and I will be back in the fall.


Name: Dawn

Country / State: Florida

Comments: Thank you so much for providing this site. My children and I go to the Smokey Mountains at least twice a year and enjoy all the beauty it has to offer. My kids love having pictures on the computer that remind them of their time spent there!


Name: Tahma

Country / State: australia

Comments: who are u


Name: Larry Bachman

Country / State: Illinois

Comments: I have really enjoyed the photos. They are great. I am looking forward to being in the Sevierville, Gatlinburg area in mid September.


Name: Andy Bannister

Country / State: UK

Comments: You have some really nice photos. I'd happily exchange links with you if you'd like. My own photography website is; http://www.lakedistrictdesktops.com/ Free desktop wallpaper photographs of the English Lake District; a new picture every other day With best wishes, Andy Bannister


Name: BRUCE TAYLOR

Country / State: ARKANSAS

Comments:
Oh how great are the Smokies, my wife and i vacationed in the Smokies for (10) years , and are now retired and not able to travel so for. But we have many memories of our trips. What a great place.


Name: Mike

Country / State: Connecticut

Comments: The Photographs are GREAT!


Name: L. Dunham

Country / State: Alabama

Comments: These pictures are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen. I love the Smokies and go there at least twice a year. Please continue to post these pictures. When I can't get to the mountains at least I can look at these pictures and feel like I'm there!


Name: Donna Gallaty

Country / State: US

Comments: This is my favorite place. We were married at the Chapel in the Glen 12/1/01 I have many wonderful memories from family vacations here.


Name: Gin Nordstrom

Country / State: Washington, USA

Comments: I'm doing research on my ancestors who lived in the Smoky Mtns. in the early 1900s. Thanks for the pics.


Name: Koy

Country / State: US

Comments: Interested in Smokey Mts.


Name: Kristena

Country / State: Tennessee

Comments: My husband is a truck driver just called me as he was traveling throught the Smokey mountains, describing the beauty for me to enjoy with him. I did a google search and found your web site. My children and I were able to revel in the thought that we were right there with him as we viewed your pictures. I myself am a photographer and am now seeking a time when we as a family can enjoy this all together. THank you for such a wonderful trip;)


Name: Barry Hill

Country / State: Lakeland, Florida

Comments: Just got back from a several day visit to Townsend, TN, and the Great Smokies / Cades Cove. It is literally what I envision heaven to look like and I am at peace there. I hope to make that area my home in a few years away from the oppressive heat, sprawl, and crime of central Florida. I also want to explore the Smokies armed only with a camera! Thank you for your site and the wonderful photographs. B. Hill


Name: greg hicks

Country / State: ga

Comments: great pictures


Name: John Pace

Country / State: Germany

Comments: Richard, thanks for the precious gift. While doing some research I stumbled across your pictures of the Walker Sister's Cabin. My great great great great Grandfather Wylie King built it in the late 1830's. You have no idea how it filled my heart with joy to see those beautiful pictures and share them with my children and family. God Bless...

Richard Replies: Thank goodness the Park decided to preserve this homestead, and thanks for the uplifting commenrts!


Name: Outi

Country / State: Finland

Comments: Hi! I love nature so I love your pictures, too. Your site is very beautiful. It was a pleasure to visit your site - thank you!


Name: cheyanne owenby

Country / State: nc

Comments: Beautiful pictures


Name: Linda Johnson

Country / State: USA

Comments: YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS ARE BREATHTAKING I sent you an email about wonting to paint waterfalls, keep up your the work you was called for,,I found you on the internet browsing for pictures of waterfalls in the smokies, your photographs are beyond words. Linda


Name: Gary Dewar Jr.

Country / State: Harrington Delware

Comments: Thanks for the great pictures


Name: Mary Johnson

Country / State: NJ

Comments: I LOVE THE SMOKY'S MY DAD AND HIS FAMILY IS FROM THERE ,I'M LOOKING IN TO MY FAMLY TREE FOR MY FAMILY I DIDN'T MEET ANY OF THEM I'M LOOKING FOR ANTHING ON MT STERLING IN HAYWOOD CO ,N,C MY DAD'S NAME IS Raymond Smith one of 25


Name: Glenn Scheuermann

Country / State: Metaire,La.

Comments: Your site has encouraged me to revisit my favorite place in the whole world.I have placed it in my favorites,so I can renew myself when everyday life gets me down....Thank you for your God given talent to capture the Smokies in all of it's majesty and quite beauty....


Name: Nancy Wilcox

Country / State: Texas

Comments: These photos are beautiful! The Smokies are my favorite place on earth.


Name: frank umbdenstock

Country / State: festus, missouri

Comments: richard, just happened on your web site accidentally. was looking at other Cataloochee stuff and found it. i absolutely love the southern Appalachians and especially the great smokies. it has to be the most beautiful place on earth. thank you so much for all the great photos. i have been to most of these places, lots of them numerous times. the smokies is a great sense of solitude for me. i look at them when i am stressed from work, or in a bad mood. the pix of the smokies takes away any stresses i have and get me in a better mood. thanks for all your hard work and the web site. it is wonderful. frank umbdenstock


Name: Brenda Shultz

Country / State: Tennessee

Comments: Your site is wonderful. You have captured GOD's great creation on film and I thank you for it.


Name: EARL BALES

Country / State: FLORENCE AL

Comments: richard this is a great site i love the smokies and my family ias from there. earl bales


Name: Jennifer Doty

Country / State: Georgia

Comments: I love your site! Your photos are beautiful- and it's very generous of you to let people use them. I'm doing some paintings to hang on the walls in my office, and your landscapes are just what I need to "escape" in the middle of a hectic day. I'm also so glad that I could find some beautiful photos of places I've actually been to. You've inspired me to take some pictures of my own. Thank you!


Name: Marvin Taylor

Country / State: Molino, Florida

Comments: pictures are great loved the site


Name: Becky

Country / State: Ky

Comments: Love your pictures. I have been trying to find a wallpaper of the Smoky Mountains for a long time. If I had to leave Ky. it would be for the Great Smoky Mountains.


Name: Sue Ann Creel

Country / State: Mississippi,biloxi

Comments: Been to the great smokie mountains 5 times on vacation. These pictures just bring me back all over again.


Name: pam scott

Country / State: tn.

Comments: Richard, your photo's are lovely. a friend and I just returned yesterday from the smokies. It was my first trip and I loved it. hope to go back in the fall to see all the beautiful colors.


Name: Barbara Piazza

Country / State: Illinois

Comments: Your photos are breathtaking. Thanks


Name: Judy Walden

Country / State: USA

Comments: We will be in your area on July 11th of this year. We are staying in a cabin outside of Pigeon Forge. We will have our little dog with us and we are all looking forward to our 6 day stay. We hope to find things to take pictures of everything that is available.


Name: Brenda Gravitt

Country / State: Tennessee

Comments: This is the first time that I have ever visited your web site. I think it is great. I love the Smokey Mts. and I try to go there as much as possible which is every couple of months. I would love to move there in the near future. I have a lot of pictures of the Smokies and I never get tired of pulling them out and looking at them. Every time I do I just want to pack up and go. I will soon be 50 years old and the Smokies has something for every one regardless of your age.


Name: segerdoud@aol.com

Country / State: FLORIDA

Comments: GREAT=====


Name: Bobby & Linda Taylor

Country / State: Tennessee

Comments: When you live in the flatlands, it's nice to the see the mountains. We vacation in the smokies every year. The screensavers are beautiful.


Name: LeWauna Truitt

Country / State: Alabama

Comments: What beautiful pictures. That is the most wonderful place to visit.


Name: james coffelletto

Country / State: new york & florida

Comments: let no person tell you they're not fantastic shots, thank you for your gift of art folks.


Name: t. vlachos

Country / State: usa, ga

Comments: if you played golf like you took pictures i probably wouldn't be able to kick your a** tv

Richard Replies: Gee thanks ... I think!


Name: Heather Stephens

Country / State: Nashville, TN

Comments: Be-u-tee-full!!!


Name: Kim Davis

Country / State: Hawthorne,FLorida

Comments: The smokies are my favorite place. I really wish I could live there. Florida is nothing but sand, salt and HOT! We visit as often as we can. Your pictures are beautiful and now I can visit whenever I want. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this.


Name: John Ptaszek

Country / State: Florida

Comments: Your site is by far the best. We have a second home in the mountains and when we can not be there your photos help to remind us what we are working for. If all goes well we shall be retiring to the mountains in a couple of years.


Name: Arlene H.

Country / State: Clearwater, Florida

Comments: I have never seen such gorgeous photos and all in one place! Thank you so much for this wonderful site!


Name: Gene Brannon

Country / State: Panama City Florida

Comments: Great site, We love this part of Tenn,once you get there you don't want to leave,your photos are really great and bring back some really great time in the smokies.


Name: Dora David

Country / State: Brazil

Comments: I liked your photos so much! Your site is amazing ! You did a good job. People like you , who share their photos are really special people. I went to the Smoky Mountains in 2002 and I enjoyed it very much. I visited GA, TN and NC. I would like to see a photo of Maggie Valley and Asheville,NC.


Name: William Harden

Country / State: Missouri

Comments: My great great great grandfather married Sarah M King she was daughter of Wyley King who built the cabin the Walker sisters lived in. Nice pictures.


Name: Brenda Morgan

Country / State: Tennessee


Name: Barry Crowell

Country / State: Alabama

Comments: Awesome! Great work!


Name: shawna.

Country / State: Nebraska


Name: Debbie Britt

Country / State: NC


Name: Jennifer Woody

Country / State: North Carolina


Name: momdadpatch

Country / State: Illinois

Comments: If you have or can find any information about Jessie or Cole Davis please have them contact me as they have a small inheritance coming to them from their grandparents Harold and Laura Davis


Name: randy astin

Country / State: alabama

Comments: beautiful! about every day or so i visit your website to escape the routine. i've been going to the smokies since i was very young with the rest of my family and i consider it to be my favorite site on earth. God's handiwork here is astounding. it is such a pleasure to visit the smokies whenever i choose (at least through your images). thanks so much for providing these great pic's and making them available to us all. your work is great. p.s. been all over the u.s. and canada- i'll take the smokies any day.


Name: Ted Luker

Country / State: Alabama

Comments: Richard, Being someone who visits the Smokys often, and also someone who loves to photograph the area I want to tell you how much I enjoyed your sight, and the beautiful photos.


Name: IMA STRONG

Country / State: FLORIDA

Comments: I SURE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A SCENE OF MOUNTAINS AND A CABIN, STREAM, ALLS. AND MOUNTAINS ALL IN ONE. CAN YOU HELP? i LOVE THE SITE AND CAN'T WAIT TILL I CAN MOVE BACK TO THE ASHEVILLE AREA. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK WITH BREATH TAKING PHOTOS.


Name: gary

Country / State: tx


Country / State: Pennsylvainia

Comments: I am doing a report on The Great Smonkies and this really helped me do understand them and help others understand.


Name: Ashley Lauderbaugh

Country / State: US State

Comments: This is the most interesting site I've ever experienced and will continue looking at this web site. Thank you for making my day!


Name: R SEDA

Country / State: USA IOWA

Comments: LOVE YOUR PICTURES, A REAL ENJOYMENT FOR SOMEONE THAT NEVER GETS TO TRAVEL MUCH


Name: Diane Jones

Country / State: Wales, UK

Comments: I thoroughly enjoyed your site...how wonderful is God's creation. I'm sending your address to my pen pals to enjoy too. Many thanks for sharing your photos.


Name: Charles Denmon

Country / State: Georgia

Comments: Beautiful pictures !


Name: alka

Comments: nice site ...:D


Name: loni hall

Country / State: fostoria,ohio

Comments: man i have to do a science project over this and it is really fun i am learning so much from this! thankz!!!!!!


Name: graworth

Country / State: USA

Comments: Thank you for the beautiful pictures. I am a fan of this area of our country, and haven't been there for some time. I went there today, thanks to you.


Name: Bev

Country / State: Ohio

Comments: I just visited the Great Smoky Mountains the week of 4/10/04. My pictures don't compare to your beautiful pictures. Great job! Thanks for sharing.


Name: Wilma Williams Sager

Country / State: Washington

Comments: Thank you Richard for sharing your beautiful photographs of such a beautiful land. They brought back many special memories for me as I was born and raised until my teen years in the beautiful Mountains of North Carolina. Thank you.


Name: Bob Burke

Country / State: Tennessee - Collierville

Comments: Have visited the Smokies for some 30 years. My pictures don't compare with your magnificent photos, though I do have one with a bear munching from a huge bucket of KFC.


Name: Kyrie

Comments: Nice Site!


Name: David

Country / State: Louisiana & Mississippi & TN

Comments: Many thanks, Richard, for sharing your beautiful photographs of a beautiful land. My wife and I have lived in LA for the past 38 years, then bought a 2nd home on MS Gulf Coast 8 years ago, then last October I acceded to the beauty, tranquillity, serenity, and peacefulness that pervades my soul when I visit the Smoky Mountains, and bought a 3rd home in Cosby. We have traveled extensively, but as we grow older and the prospect of the horrors of travel must enter one's mind, we concede that we are truly blessed to have our very own places in the various locales and look forward to visiting each. Your photographs of the area do it justice. Thanks for your sharing!

Richard Replies: Thanks for thekind words!


Name: Debi Pinell

Country / State: Arkansas

Comments: As a former Tennessean, I am especially happy to see the shots prior to "intense" development. You can't get these anymore, a fact that I often bemoan. Thanks for the memories.

Richard Replies: Ah, the bane of development.  It grieves me to see how much greenspace is lost every year, but a long hike into the backcountry helps me appreciate the treasure of the park that will remain forever!


Name: allan_cooker

Country / State: nigeria

Comments: glad to be part of what you are doing


Name: Paula Long

Country / State: USA

Comments: We love the smokey mountains. This I believe is the most beautiful Place.


Name: Cindy Hayes

Country / State: North Carolina USA

Comments: Love your website, you did agood job. I lived in ohio for years but am here now,we love it i live close to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure we love the mountains and we are 2and 1/2 hours from Tenn. We go as much as we can I love the outdooors you cant help but love it here!!!!!


Name: Patricia FitzGerald

Country / State: New York -- NOT NEW YORK CITY

Comments: I lived in East Tennessee for sometime during the 1990s and still visit several times a year. I still have family there. I always weep when I have to leave there to come back to the uptight, constipated Northeast. Your photo albums are wonderful! I happened upon your website while "googling" for anything about the Great Smokies which would make me feel less homesick. Thank you so much!

Richard Replies: You're welcome, thanks for the kind words.


Name: Bill Furst

Country / State: Sarasota FLORIDA

Comments: Great pictures! I wish I was there now.


Name: Brian Smith

Country / State: Ontario, Canada

Comments: Fantastic Pictures. Looks like a place to visit real soon!


Name: Joan

Country / State: Kingwood,Texas

Comments: Thank you for the beautiful screensavers.


Name: sherry henry

Country / State: georgia

Comments: breath taking! I have looked at the pictures over and over and get the same great feeling everytime. Thank you for all your great work!


Name: Linda

Country / State: USA/MICHIGAN/FLORIDA

Comments: I will be traveling from MI this summer and was searching for information on the smokies and parkway as I have never been there before. I will travel from MI to Florida where I also have a home. Your pictures are inspiring. hard to pick just one!!! THANK YOU !!


Name: gene and mary boucher

Country / State: fairfax county,virginia

Comments: mmajestic ! we have just come back from the smokies.


Name: BRIANA VANDYKE

Country / State: RUTHERFORDTON,NC

Comments: I LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS.MY HUSBAND AND I ARE COMING TO THE SMOKIES THIS WEEK FOR A FISHING TRIP AND YOUR PICTURES HAVE PUT ME IN THE SMOKY SPIRIT.....CANT WAIT TO GET THERE!


Name: tony mcdaniel

Country / State: kuwait

Comments: Im stationed in Kuwait and seeing these pictures bring me closer to home since I was born in TENN. Thank you for capturing home the way I see it in my sleep. spec.McDaniel

Richard Replies: No, thank YOU Tony, and all of our men and women serving around the world, especially in the Middle East.  I am proud to provide what little comfort I can to all of the homesick people of our armed forces.  Godspeed!


Name: Amy R.

Country / State: Tennessee

Comments: I have really enjoyed your website. Since the weather has been warmer, I have been looking forward to hiking in the Smokies. Until I can do so, I look at the pictures. They are beautiful and very encouraging.


Name: David Dinkle

Country / State: Denton Md. USA

Comments: Great Job My wife and I love the mountains and enjoyed the photos


Name: Carolyn

Country / State: California

Comments: Truly awesome. You made me so glad we are retiring to the Carolinas.


Name: Cindy Gillard

Country / State: Lake Charles, LA

Comments: I love this website. I've been to the Smokey Mountains area twice so far and will visit as often as I can afford to. I would love to move to the area, but until I can I am thrilled to be able to enjoy these lovely pictures.If anyone knows of a job in the field of police records clerk please let me know. These are lovely pictures!


Name: Ella Haley

Country / State: TN

Comments: need pictures and info for granddaughter report


Name: Jill Magee & George Insko

Country / State: Lexington, KY

Comments: This is the place were George and I started the first day of the rest of our lives together. On April 3, 2004 George proposed to me on one of the most perfect days in the smokies!


Name: Bren

Country / State: Kentucky

Comments: Breathtaking!! Thanks for the wonderful pictures of our 'home away from home' between trips... just what I needed to cure the 'homesick blues'......we'll be back soon ! ~The Shopping Queens


Name: Wes

Country / State: Indiana

Comments: Great, Great place to go. Been vacationing in Tenn. for years. It's a lot like what I imagine Heaven to be! Thanks for the great pictures!


Name: Jackie Sparrow

Country / State: Missouri

Comments: I just love this web site. My family came from this locations many years ago. I have visited back there twice and ready to come again. Continue the good work. If I can't be there I can visit this web site and and imagine I am there. My favorite is Cades Cove. Thanks so much


Name: Wanda Bradley-Smith

Country / State: Texas

Comments: Absolutely gorgeous! I love the Smokey Mountains and visit family in the Sevierville area as often as possible. Thank you for displaying your' wonderful work for everybody to enjoy. Many blessings to you!! I will gladly add your' link to my own website.


Name: mike starckx

Country / State: vero beach fl

Comments: thank you for letting me view  you're pictures


Name: Miriam Shoaf

Country / State: Texas

Comments: Very Beautiful. Makes me want to take another trip there.


Name: Steve Lewis

Country / State: Georgia

Comments: Just ran across this site and it is fabulous!!! I have a house on Cove Mountain in Wears Valley and have the same appreciation for the area that you do. The pictures are the best I have ever seen. Your work is incredible!


Name: Nathan Martin

Country / State: Ohio, USA

Comments: Thank you for the photos. I am doing a paper on The Great Smoky Mountains for my 4th grade class.


Name: Beth Frank

Country / State: Hawaii

Comments: Thank you for such beautiful pictures of the Smoky Mountains. My husband is in the Navy and we have been stationed here in Hawaii for going on three years. My family and I have been going to the Smokies since I was a little girl. Thanks for giving me a little piece of "home."


Name: Art Bocek

Country / State: ILLINOIS

Comments: I HAVE BEN GOING TO THE SMOKIES SINCE 62. I GO EVERY YEAR, & WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO EVERY SPRING & FALL.


Name: kayla

Country / State: us

Comments: wow


Name: Amanda

Country / State: Alabama

Comments: Thank you for sharing the wonderful gift of photography God gave you with the world. Your talent for capturing the life of the Smokies is amazing. I have visited the Smokies many times in my life and your pictures bring back so many memories.


Name: Daniel Boddy

Country / State: Michigan

Comments: Thanks for the beautiful photos. Makes me want to go back to the Smokies every time I look at them.


Name: karrie

Country / State: kentuck,usa


Name: melana

Country / State: indiana

Comments: i love the smokeys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Name: Dana

Country / State: Poland

Comments: Thank you very much for the beautiful photos.....I've been there- watched your pictures....


Name: dylan

Country / State: sidniey


Name: Tom Taylor

Country / State: U.S. A. , Delaware

Comments: Great site, The Great Smokie Mnts. always have intrigued me , with their awsome beauty, an you really bring it to life in this site, so keep up the awsome beauty of your site, thanks again for showing Nature in Her wanerful beauty.


Name: Gerald Dee Salyer

Country / State: USA

Comments: Hello Richard, very nice site, I have plans to make one soon also.....I am working on my genealogy and when I get more info I will make my site.....We are Georgetown, Texas people who came from Salyersville, Ky....New Jersey, and Long Island, N.Y. and of course Norfolk, England in the 1600's with other freedom seeking folk......thanks for the memories and rest stop, must be moving on....Gerald Dee Salyer


Name: Sharon Best

Country / State: Virginia

Comments: I love your site, the pictures are beautiful


Name: Ray Johnson

Country / State: Louisiana

Comments: Really pretty pictures, would like to see more of the wild flowers and the old Grist Mills in the park area


Name: anita parker

Country / State: indiana

Comments: thank you for the photos. we are taking a trip there this weekend to see as much as we can. the smokies are beautiful!


Name: Christine DeVita

Country / State: Ohio

Comments: Beautiful photo's,great work on web site also. I really enjoyed this web site.I will be visiting the great smokey mountains at the end of this month for a week,and I like seeing the photo's of where I'll be. Thanks for taking the time to set up a wonderful web site,with wonderful photo's.


Name: Annuaire d'annonces de chambres d hotes

Country / State: France Ardeche Drome Bretagne Croatie provence cote d'azur midi nice alpes Paris

Comments: Very nive photos of countryside and flowers thank you !


Name: Ashley Herrin

Country / State: Albemarle, NC

Comments: After visiting the area (Gatlinburg) for the first time this past weekend, I must say this is a magical place to be. Your pictures allow me to see all of the splendor of other seasons in this heavenly place. My advice to anyone considering the trip...go with someone you love...it's truely a magical experience.


Name: Steve

Country / State: Florida

Comments: Thoroughly enjoyed all the pages of the photos. Have been thinking of taking a trip to the area, and your photos are great encouragement. Thank you for taking the time to share them with all of us.


Name: Deborah Rasberry

Country / State: New York

Comments: New Yorkian by residence, Smoky Mountian with every heartbeat. Your photos are a chance for me to come home any moment of the day. Thank you.


Name: bev32102aol.com

Country / State: carthage,ms

Comments: Beautiful


Name: bob benton

Country / State: oklahoma

Comments: some of my woody, mann, mccright, all came from there and went to texas, thanks for the pictures, is so beautiful.


Name: Leah Chester

Country / State: Oklahoma

Comments: I love the Smokies!! It has always been one of my favorite places to visit. Was glad to find this Website


Name: Karen Dalton

Country / State: Lebanon, Indiana

Comments: Thank you for having a web site so that I can enjoy the Smokies when I can't get there.


Name: Linda Beasley

Country / State: Cullman, Alabama, U.S.

Comments: Smokey Mountains is my favorite place to go and I deeply appreciate the free screensavers you have. They are truly beautiful. Thank you


Name: Kenneth

Country / State: OHIO

Comments: I cant travel any more and take any more trips to the smokies any more so I enjoy making the trip with my computer


Name: Kristi

Country / State: Grand Rapids, MI

Comments: Thank you for sharing your breath-taking photos. My fiance and I am heading to the smokies in a week; I've been visiting my whole life, but this is his first visit. Your photos were wonderful for showing him the beauty of the mountains. He is so excited now he's counting down the days until we leave!


Name: Warren Brand

Country / State: Louisiana

Comments: Thanks for the Photos. I have traveled to Tennessee many times and loved the beautiful places I have seen. You have made my hectic day become peaceful.


Name: Jim Melton

Country / State: Tennessee

Comments: My Mother was born in the Smokies-in Walkers Valley (Tremont), My grandparents are buried in the Park at Tremont-and I was raised there in Townsend my first years-Love the Smokies and consider them my home. I have a lot of memories & I thank you for the great pictures that are so close to home.

Richard replies:  Thanks Jim, thanks to folks like your grandfather and the other CCC workers, we have a beautiful treasure today!


Name: Mary

Country / State: Belgium

Comments: These are very nice pictures, thank you , this is my way to visit the mountains. Beceause I will never able to go there.

Richard replies: Never say never ...


Name: Aerrica &Tasha

Country / State: tennessee

Comments: wow it is a great and colorful site


Name: Sandy Payne

Country / State: Tennessee

Comments: Your beautiful pictures made me cry. They reminded me of times I spend hiking or riding horses with my Dad when I was younger. We lived in Cades Cove many many years ago....those pictures also brought back memories. Thanks!

Richard replies: Thank goodness the Park saved the cove in some ways like it was.  Or it would be condos now!


Name: Mikayla Gottschalk

Country / State: Ellis,Kansas

Comments: YOUR PICTURES WERE GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU HELPED ME WITH A REPORT THANKS!!!!!!!!!


Name: Sheila Cheatham

Country / State: Ava, Illinois


Name: glenn sumrall

Country / State: mississippi


Name: Gerald Joiner

Country / State: Georgia

Comments: You are truly blessed with a fine talent.. thoroughly enjoyed all the photos!!!!


Name: Gail Bender

Country / State: Florida

Comments: Awesome pictures!!!!


Name: Mike Kampfer

Country / State: OH

Comments: I stumbled across the Smokies in July of 1996 on a vacation to Nashville. Instantly, I knew this was the place I wanted to come back to. My wife and I were married in Gatlinburg in 1998. We have vacationed on our anniversary there every year since. It is our escape from the hectic city life, and renews our souls. If one has never been to the Smokies, the experience is spiritual. Thanks for the great photos. I have some of the exact same photos I have taken myself over the last few years.

Richard Replies:  I think you meant to say photos taken of exactly the same subject!  I take many photos of the same subject year after year, just to see how different they are.  That's the fun of the Smokies, every day presents a new opportunity to get a "different" photo of the "same" subject.  I am thrilled that you and your wife share the mountains together.  It is my wish that you both will spend many, many more happy days in the Smokies!


Name: Frank Fearnly

Country / State: Connecticut

Comments: After just one visit to the smokey's, I fell in love with the place.Your album brings back many great memories of places I saw, and shown me many more I haven't gotten to see yet. You've quite the eye for photos. Thanks again for taking me back again!


Name: Cees LeConte \ cees@leconte.nl

Country / State: The Netherlands

Comments: Beautiful pictures. I hope once in my life to visit that country


Name: Glenn Hickox

Country / State: Middleburg, Florida

Comments: Love them Smokies!


Name: John

Country / State: Georgia

Comments: Those are some beautiful pictures.........well i like the page, i hope you keep up the great work :)


Name: amber

Country / State: pensacola florida

Comments: I love your beautiful pictures they are so great around the fall the mountains start calling us I'm planning on coming in march i just love it there and wish we could move up there


Name: Catherine and Malcolm burke

Country / State: florida

Comments: i love your pictures of the falls there so beautiful


Name: Pete Newton

Country / State: UK,

Comments: Breath of fresh air. Nice one. Visited NC 1996


Name: Cindy King Mangelsdorf

Country / State: New Mexico

Comments: I love the pictures of the Walker sisters cabin. I am a descendant of Wyley King, who built the cabin. Its an awesome feeling looking at something that was built by a ggg-grandparent!!!


Name: Oga Mumu,

Country / State: Nahere

Comments: Hello why their is no email addresses on your guest book, could you pls creat a chance for that. thanks


Name: James F. Green, Sr.

Country / State: Gastonia, NC

Comments: 23 Jan 04 I visited Cataloochee Valley for the first time yesterday and was uplifted by the scenery & the 6 elk that crossed the road in front of us. From Waynesville, NC, we drove in on Cove Creek Rd. that contained many scenes just the opposite of your photos of the lush natural history. So many of the local people desecrate their own environment with abandoned vehicles, trash, and other junk. Perhaps you could photograph their human instituted ugliness, show it to them, and hopefully, cause them to remove their "mess". The same trashy scenes can be viewed along sections of Enola Rd. in Burke County, NC. I suppose that we must have natural parks to offset blight created by selfish people. Thank you for documenting beauty and sharing it with others.


Name: Toni

Country / State: Alabama

Comments: My husband and I just made our 1st trip to Gatlinburg and it was so short that we didn't get to see much of the area but after looking at your photos we can't wait to go back! Your photos are AWESOME!


Name: Ron & Rita Longenbaugh

Country / State: Indiana

Comments: Love your site almost as much as the Smokies! Thanks for making me homesick for them and wanting to come back even more often!


Name: Ka'eo Sams

Country / State: Honolulu, Hawai'i

Comments: It's so far away, but your beautiful and artful photographs bring me so close to these mountains and hills, I can smell the smoke from someones fireplace or feel the sun on my face. Mahalo


Name: Patricia Kummerow

Country / State: Baltimore, Maryland

Comments: Beautiful photos


Name: DONALD YANASE

Country / State: U S A California

Comments: WHOW great site


Name: michael dyer

Country / State: AL

Comments: simply beautiful


Name: Donna

Country / State: pennsylvania

Comments: your pictures are beautiful! we have been to the smokies several times and I can't wait to return. thanks for sharing


Name: mark webb

Country / State: anderson sc

Comments: Plese send me a copy. Thanks


Name: Richard

Country / State: GA

Comments: Great site


Name: Darlene Stearns

Country / State: USA- Florida

Comments: Love the photo's. Love Gatlinburg in the fall. Darlene Stearns West Palm Beach Florida


Name: Miranda

Country / State: Oklahoma

Comments: I wish that you'll could awnser my questions straight off with out me having to look for it


Name: Phil Saunders

Country / State: Ohio

Comments: Great websight! The Smokies are a wonderful place, I only wished I lived closer. Thanks


Name: Karen Cabe Gibson

Country / State: Charleston, South Carolina

Comments: I was born and raised in Sylva, N.C. Thanks for the great pictures. It's been a long time since I've been back when the colors were this great!


Name: TOMMY ARP

Country / State: EAST TENNESSEE

Comments: I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR PICTURES ME & MY FIANCÉE ENJOY GOIN TO GATLINBURG THREE OR FOUR TIMES A YEAR THAT IS OUR STRESS RELIEF GETAWAY FOR WEEKENDS AND VACATIONS THANK YOU VERY SHOWIN OFF OUR BEAUTIFUL   MOUNTAINS TO THE WORLD


Name: Cindy Stidham

Country / State: Lexington, KY

Comments: We love the Smokies! Our favorite place to be. Thanks for offering these great photos for free so we can enjoy the beauty of the Smokies everyday! If anyone has not been - go! You will be glad you did. :)


Name: Roger Marshall

Country / State: Florida

Comments: You have a great website, keep up the good work.


Name: Leif Karlsson

Country / State: Sweden

Comments: Hi! I just surfed in to your nice site and I just want to tell you how much I like it. Really high quality photos! If you feel like it look at my panoramas at my site. http://www.lk-panorama.com Best Regards Leif Karlsson


Name: Mary

Country / State: Florida

Comments: This is one of my favorite places.


Name: Darlene Lee

Country / State: Florida

Comments: Beautiful.


Name: nancy smalley

Country / State: ga

Comments: Enjoy your page very much.


Name: donna craft

Country / State: usa

Comments: your pictures would make anyone want to live in the mountains. I am from magee, ms. we have no mountains.


Name: M. Teller

Country / State: Florida

Comments: My husband and I are planning to visit the Smoky mountains in July, and I just can not wait, the photo's are breath taking.


Name: mike jensen

Country / State: nebraska


Name: Carolyn Smith

Country / State: Mississippi

Comments: Beautiful photography. I use as screensavers year round to remind me of my favorite part of the world.


Name: Patt Haugen

Country / State: USA

Comments: I soo enjoyed looking at your photography. I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota, and even though we are "hills" some of your scenes remind me of where I live. Unfortunately, we do not have the beautiful colors. You have done a beautiful job on your website too. Thank you for making it so easy to ask for permission to use your work. Sincerely, Patt


Name: Karon Willoughby

Country / State: Florida

Comments: I miss the smokey mountains. I lived in east Tennessee not far from the smokies about 10 years ago. Living in Florida now, I sure do miss those beautiful mountains. I am so glad I found this website. Looking at the pictures makes me homesick!


Name: Jenna Townsend

Country / State: Georgia

Comments: I've just recently visited the Smokies in Gatlinburg for the first time and it was beautiful. Your pictures are wonderful. They portray the beauty of the mountains and all of its surroundings so well. I aspire to become a professional photographer and your photographs inspire me. Thank you for sharing them.


Name: Alison Lamond

Country / State: Maine

Comments: Absolutely breatktaking photos. We are visiting the Smokies for the first time in May of 2004 and these photos have me wanting to be there now.


Name: Geoff Young

Country / State: Texas, USA

Comments: An incredibly attractive and interesting website. I could view photos of places I have visited, e.g., the Oconaluftee River, Mingus Mill, Oconaluftee Visitors Center, and many others. Thanks for your efforts.


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