Machine Falls Hike

Machine Falls trail is located in Tullahoma TN and part of the short springs natural area. This trail is about 2 miles with beautiful waterfalls and the trail is considered moderate by AllTrails.

The moderate temperature day made the hike in 70 deg weather very nice. We didn’t have to worry about snakes, ticks or horrible humidity.

The tornado that ripped through Tullahoma was very evident with down trees but some awesome people had already cleared the trails and there wasn’t anywhere that still had trees blocking the trail.


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Short Springs Hike

Voices of Gatlinburg – images that show the impact

November 23, 2016, a fire started along the Chimney Tops 2. It would spread throughout Gatlinburg and become the worst fire in Tennessee of the last 100 years. It claimed 14 lives and over 2,000 homes and businesses.

As the devastation became apparent, Nashville-based photographer Jeremy Cowart had an idea to use his camera to bring healing and awareness to the region’s victims in a series.

Making a difference with pictures

December 14–20, Cowart and a volunteer crew photographed families on a white mattress contrasted by the dark rubble of their destroyed homes. Using a camera attached to a drone, they broadcast their stories and needs to the world. – “voices of Gatlinburg”

See the images and read their stories at Voices of Gatlinburg website

From the website voices of Gatlinburg