As my wife and I hiked along the trail back down from Clingman's Dome we wer greeted with the expansive view over the mountains. The pines gave life to a seemingly dead forest. The contrast of greens blues and browns made the scenic landscape come alive in front of the camera. Growing up near here I relish in the fact that this is my backdoor. My wife and I are currently living as far as one could get from this type of view and as we were scrolling through the pictures a few weeks ago we were taken by surprise at how much we miss home in the North Carolina Mountains.