Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

We are very excited to share photos from our recent trip to Cataloochee Valley, located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park near the Waynesville, North Carolina. Just a short drive from the Asheville area!

It was a cold October morning and the entire valley was covered in frost, the sunlight was reaching into the valley. Rutting season was in full swing and large groups of Elk had already begun to collect in the fields surrounding the entrance road. Their beautiful bugle-like calls piercing the silence of the chilly morning valley.  Small flocks of turkeys ventured out of the woods to warm up in the sun.

In addition to the amazing wildlife, Cataloochee Valley also offers a chance to step back in time. Many historic buildings, built in the late 1800’s, still stand in the valley. There doors still open for the public to explore. Small footbridges stretch across the chilly mountains streams and lead down wonderful hiking trails. Cataloochee Valley is truly a great place to explore!

Photography and Videography by: Camilla Calnan, of Camilla Calnan Photography, and Chris Bolm, of WNC Video Productions.

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