SANP Field Event
Something Different in Cades Cove
Friday, April 7, 2023
Leader: Dale Potter Phone: (865) 773-8114 E-mail: email@example.com
Meeting place: Cades Cove Ranger Kiosk, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Time: 7:00 am
Registration available: Beginning today
The dogwoods are starting to bloom. This event will be checking out the various dogwoods in Cades Cove. There will be some walking to some of the locations. We will look for dogwoods around the edge of the fields, at the various cabins, and buildings in Cades Cove. We might see a bear, but this event is focused on the flowering dogwoods and what types of photographs one might take.
You may want a wide angle lens, a tripod and macro lens, or a telephoto. You will have a chance to be as creative as possible.
There may be a chance of rain. We will find a way to still photograph.
It is important that we meet at the parking area by the Kiosk, as we will need to take as few cars as possible into the Loop area. Everyone will need to be open to carpooling.
It is important that you be at the Kiosk and ready to enter the Loop Road at 7:00 am as a group.
Cades Cove Loop Road and various areas off the road. Remember you will need a parking pass or carpool with someone that has a parking pass. You can purchase daily passes at Cades Cove Kiosk area. The annual pass at vistor centers or online.
How to photograph the dogwood flowers in the wild.
What to bring:
- Your favorite DSLR camera and lens. Extra batteries.
- Bring appropriate weather gear.
- Tripod can be useful .
- Rain gear for yourself and a rain cover for your camera in case we have rain.
Remember to dress for the weather and in layers if needed. Waterproof foot gear might be useful with recent rain it could be muddy in some areas.
Driving directions: Cades Cove Ranger Kiosk, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Restrooms: Cades Cove Picnic area and lots of other unisex options.
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