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

Reusable heated blankets

Fuji X-T2 – 16-55 at 2.8 – straight out of camera using ACROS+R

One of the best heat sources is not a wood stove or even solar generated heat or even your spouse. It’s the warmth you get from two dogs that sleep with you on a cold December night. It’s like having a heated blanket that you don’t have to plug in…Dempsey and Jonah love to snuggle in the bed and Jack doesn’t mind as he loves his dogs.

What is required

A person

A dog

and a Bed

That’s it…

I just finished the Appalachian Trail

91 videos later, I just finished the Appalachian Trail with Craig M…you see he walked the entire trail and videoed his adventure. He finished the trail in August and after posting all of his videos I just finished them today.

It was fun to follow him on his journey.

His videos are great

This is the last video he posted, this video covers the entire trip in 5 minutes with the highlight of reaching the end.

Congratulations Craig and thank you for taking us along for the ride.