Saturday, June 10, 2006

Scavenger Photo Hunt # 6




This week's theme is Community


This is a view of Cloudland Canyon State Park.

Located on the western edge of Lookout Mountain, this is one of the most scenic parks in the state, offering rugged geology and beautiful vistas. The park straddles a deep gorge cut into the mountain by Sitton Gulch Creek, and elevation differs from 800 to 1,980 feet. The most spectacular view into the canyon is found near the picnic area parking lot; however, additional views can be found along the rim trail.



Once, more than 200 million years ago, a great ocean covered this land. Lookout Mountain was created by either a single earthquake, or more likely, several earthquakes. When it was first formed the entire mountain was still underwater, but slowly the water subsided, until the rim of the canyon was a beach on this ocean. As the great ocean dried Daniel Creek took over and continued eroding the rock.


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40 Comments:

At 4:03 AM, Blogger michele said...

Those are really nice shots.

 
At 4:20 AM, Blogger ZootsMom said...

Beautiful shots...Mine's up

 
At 4:23 AM, Blogger mar said...

How wonderful!!! beautiful colors, beautiful scenerey, what a community! happy saturday, my pic is up :)

 
At 4:31 AM, Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

Wow, you must be in North Georgia...we lived in Savannah for years and never saw sites like that!

 
At 4:49 AM, Blogger Reverberate58 said...

Very beautiful shots. Nice share on community! Mine is up!

 
At 4:58 AM, Blogger Melli said...

Beautiful part of your community Chi! Do you go there often? ( i sure would! )

 
At 5:03 AM, Blogger Deb said...

We were just in Chattanooga last week...I always love going to that area. We didn't go up to Lookout Mountain this time, though. That picture is so beautiful!

 
At 5:49 AM, Blogger Wystful1 said...

Oh my goodness.........such beautiful country and what great photos! The colors are astounding.

My Saturday Photo is posted!

 
At 6:04 AM, Blogger Irish Church Lady :) said...

Do you live near there? Awesome!

 
At 6:22 AM, Blogger Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i love that first shot! must be awesome in person.
i'm doing the hunt today too.

 
At 6:22 AM, Anonymous Suzy said...

Those are beautiful pictures!!

 
At 6:42 AM, Blogger *Skittles* said...

Those are great shots! You are so lucky to see all that beauty.

Mine is up if ya want to visit.

http://www.bloglegion.com/Skittles/

 
At 6:54 AM, Blogger bbsgirl said...

absolutely breath taking photos!

I'm up too.

 
At 7:04 AM, Blogger Tennessee Mama said...

Wow! Did you take those pictures?

 
At 7:07 AM, Blogger MysteriousLady said...

Love the falls!
beautiful pics!

 
At 7:09 AM, Anonymous eph2810 said...

Some very beautiful pictures you have shared from around the community you live in.

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger ribbiticus said...

gorgeous! mine's up too! ;)

 
At 7:46 AM, Blogger Carmen said...

Wow, your community is wide open spaces!

 
At 7:48 AM, Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

You really take good pictures. This is a very beautiful scene.
My Photo Hunt is up too.

 
At 7:49 AM, Blogger PresentStorm said...

How beautiful. Man, I LOVE the colors on the side of that canyon... AWESOME shot!

 
At 8:12 AM, Blogger Expat Traveler said...

such a lovely color of trees. mines up.

 
At 9:22 AM, Blogger GoofyJ said...

Beautiful pics! Mine is up now! :)

 
At 9:45 AM, Blogger Just Expressing Myself said...

National Geographic quality kiddo.
Thanks for sharing,
Frances

 
At 10:17 AM, Blogger Sariah in Vancouver said...

Those shots are so beautiful, it makes me want to come visit!

Thank you for visiting mine!

 
At 10:19 AM, Blogger Stacie said...

That was absolutely breathtaking! I'd love to live in your community! I played too. Stacie

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Goofy Girl said...

Really pretty pictures... very interesting!

 
At 11:23 AM, Blogger ~Jennifer said...

Gorgeous photos!

 
At 11:31 AM, Anonymous Lifecruiser said...

Stunning pictures. We love mountains and waterfalls. Pictures can never do the real thing justice though, so I can imagine how breathtaking it must be in real life.... *admiring sigh*

 
At 11:34 AM, Blogger YellowRose said...

I love Lookout Mountain...always have, ever since I was a little girl and we would visit my grandparents...now I live close to it and I can visit whenever I want! I love it!!

Beautiful pictures!! Happy Saturday!

 
At 12:10 PM, Blogger Froggie Mama said...

Wow! That scenery is just beautiful! What a place to live! Do you visit there often? I sure would! :)

Have a great weekend!

 
At 1:17 PM, Blogger Teena said...

Cool pix! Makes me want to go hiking :)

Thanks for stopping by mine!

 
At 1:44 PM, Blogger Maribeth said...

Gogeous pictures!

 
At 2:07 PM, Anonymous Pat said...

Wow - what beautiful photos!!

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Caroline said...

These are very beautiful pictures.

mine are up.

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger LibertyBelle said...

What spectacular colors!
What a great place to live.
I love your choices Chi.
Great job!

 
At 4:42 PM, Blogger Karen said...

Those are beautiful photos. You are so lucky to have a place like that nearby.

 
At 7:49 PM, Blogger Barbara said...

It's beautiful there!

 
At 9:26 PM, Blogger TNChick said...

What a nice view... I love to visit places as such :)

 
At 1:22 AM, Blogger Dani said...

Gorgeous!!! Take care. Dani

 
At 5:40 AM, Blogger Janet said...

WOW! That first picture is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love autumn :-)

Thanks for visiting me :-)

 

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