Heat!

It’s so warm out! The trees are getting green on the base of Cumberland Mountains! The land is beautiful with small plants waking up from a cold winter’s nap.

Although still covered with leaves,  the heat is there.  Coats are a thing of recent memory. But be warned! The Spring ‘winters’ are not far behind so keep those coats out for a bit longer! There’s one white flowering tree bloomed in the picture. Do you see it?

Even with the sun setting, you can ride with the windows down and the wind whipping around you as you enjoy the scenery God made for all to enjoy.

We’re currently collecting pictures and stories from the Cumberland Mountains. If you’d like to contribute please email cumberlandmountains@yahoo.com.

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Spring and splashes.

So spring arrives and what’s the first thing I do? Fall in a creek.

Through word of mouth my other-half found out about a place not at all far from us called Elrod Falls. This tucked away little (ha not so little!) waterfall(s) is located in Sneedville, Tennessee. While there we encountered beautiful scenery. I don’t know much about the place, historical or otherwise, except there are three falls. The first one you can see from the parking area (gravel) and the second is a bit of a climb up.  The third I’ll have to make a second trip to see. I must say- the water in March isn’t nearly as cold as it looked! On the way back, shepherding children proved to be more slippery (pun intended) than I anticipated.  While directing them on which rocks for them to hop on and hope not to soak their tennis shoes- I failed to follow my own advice and Plunk! took a splash! Unfortunately the camera went with me. I’m still hoping after drying out it will once again please me with pictures.

So rule of thumb if you’re out traipsing about the mountainside- take not only a change of clothes, but waterproof your camera for those unexpected and not so unexpected water sources!

Other than Youtube I’ve not found much online information on Elrod Falls other than Overhome Cabins. I must say for such an unknown place, it sure was hopping with visitors!

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From barren to buds

With the recent warm spell in the Cumberland Mountains,  you can now see buds peeking out from the trees.  Soon they’ll open up into beautiful blooms.   Seasonal changes in the mountains are always full of movement from the tops of the trees down to the earth, churning and making ready for new growth.  Nothing quite tops the changing seasons of the mountains. We hope you’ll join us as spring begins again, turning the barren lands of winter into lush mountains escapes.

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Cumberland Mountain Magazine!

Welcome to Cumberland Mountain Magazine!

While currently under construction please come back for updates.

First issue approx. release date June 2010. Emails or questions may be sent to cumberlandmountains@yahoo.com.

We are accepting submissions for stories from the Cumberland Mountains in West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. If you have a story or area events you’d like to share, feel free to contact us.

Thank you.

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