6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

Making It Happen: Finding passion in seasons of dispassionate work

Life is busyness. Life is a grind. Often times, life is merely a string of mundane tasks that demand our attention. Regardless of the path one takes, those truths are inevitable. 

But there is always enough time to be intentional about who we want to be and how we want our lives to be lived. There is always enough power at our disposal to free us from the tyranny we feel. 

The photos below symbolize this sentiment for me. After 3 years of living in Middle Tennessee, I finally made it east for my solo camping trip in the Smokies. This is a small gesture of what I'm speaking of, but it is meaningful all the same.

Whatever it might mean for you, get out there.

Be passionate. Be selfless. Find your purpose there.


Stars at Clingman's Dome



Sunrise at Clingman's Dome


Quintessential Smokey Mountains Sunset on Mount LeConte


Sunrise on Mount LeConte

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!