Pedagogy of the Plants

Posts Tagged ‘Hiking

Hanging Out Above Tallulah Gorge

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On days devoted to whitewater boating, 500-700 cubic feet of water flows through the Tallulah Gorge every second. A cool mist rises to meet hikers from around the world swaying in awe 80 feet above on a suspension bridge.


The eastern tiger swallowtail clings to a red maple limb.

Written by Cameron Brooks

April 23, 2018 at 6:59 pm

Road to Nowhere

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Click here to read about the controversial botched construction of Lakeview Drive in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Written by Cameron Brooks

November 3, 2017 at 6:23 pm

Smoky Mountain Fungi

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While hiking the Deep Creek Trail into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, coral, turkey tail and other curious fungi sprout from the humus below.




Written by Cameron Brooks

September 4, 2017 at 11:32 am

Mountain Laurel, Kalmia latifolia

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Mountain Laurel 1


Mountain Laurel 2


Mountain Laurel 3


Written by Cameron Brooks

July 20, 2014 at 11:45 am

Blood Mountain Vista

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Blood Mountain


Written by Cameron Brooks

July 20, 2014 at 11:33 am

Chimney Rock State Park

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Chimney Rock Sate Park Vista




Chimney Rock Waterfall


Chimney Rock State Park Vista 2


Written by Cameron Brooks

July 20, 2014 at 11:06 am

Black Rock Mountain Pine

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Black Rock Mountain Pine


This young conifer lives around 3,640 feet above sea level, atop the oldest mountain range in North America.

Written by Cameron Brooks

July 30, 2013 at 10:16 am