Hike with fine art photographer Keith Dotson to visit a beautiful cave nestled deep in the forest
Stories say this was once a cave used by moonshiners . Now it’s a peaceful, quiet, and lovely spot in the green woods of Tennessee, not far from the Kentucky state line. Go with me into the woods to explore it.
As cool as an air conditioner (in certain places)
I hiked to this cave on a steamy, hot summer southern morning. I expected the interior of the cave to be a cool spot, but I discovered the temperatures inside the cave varied greatly. Standing higher-up, near the walls of the cave, the air was just a steamy and sticky as the outside air, but down near the stream bed, the air felt like a gush of wind blowing fresh from an air conditioner. The difference actually caused my gear to fog-up as I crossed the stream and ascended the slope on the other side of the stream.
Behind-the-scenes phone camera images from the day
On my blog, I like to provide exclusive, behind-the-scenes images from photo locations. Here are a handful from the hike to this cave.
Black and white photographs captured at or near the cave
Below are some of the black and white photographs I captured on the day of this hike. Fine art prints available at keithdotson.com.
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