An English corruption of the Cherokee Egwanulti that means "Along The River”. This ancient valley is viewed from the Newfound Gap Road, U.S.441 GSMNP, just south of the gap on the North Carolina side. The overlook is on the right side if coming from Tennessee. The Oconaluftee River flows thru the valley and the road to Cherokee NC runs along side a lot of it. The original name of the river has been lost and this one adopted. The overlook site below what is known as the Thomas Divide. The valley cuts through Thomas Ridge on the right, and Richland Mountain on the left. Stunning views can be seen here year round….best viewed large


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  • Anthony Pierce
    Anthony Pierceover 5 years ago

    Excellent Gary! Beautiful view of the valley.

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 5 years ago

    Beautiful as always…thanks for the bubblemail…most of it was obstructed by something?? Could not read most of what you said but I figured it out anyway…

  • photosbylefty
    photosbyleftyover 5 years ago

    super b/w photo gary, very pretty

  • dc witmer
    dc witmerover 5 years ago

    fantastic pano

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaverover 5 years ago

    Awesome and beautiful capture, my friend. A lovely area that you’ve captured superbly.

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    A lovely place, Gary. XX

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoover 5 years ago

    Fantastic tones in this glorious monchrome panorama. Superb!!!

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusover 5 years ago

    Superb Pano Gary……I love this in B&W!!!!!

  • michaelby3
    michaelby3over 5 years ago

    fantastic b&w !!!

  • Linda Jackson
    Linda Jacksonover 5 years ago

    Wonderful Shot Gary! I love the ocean, but the mountains are a special place too! Take care, Linda

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