Skate the Edges

Hard to believe you can drive 5 hours from Nashville and still be in Tennessee, but after quite the trek we ended up at the cabin in Shady Valley. This is my second trip to the valley with the Salemtown Board Co team, taking adventurous photos of skating through the mountains. By the time we arrived the stars had decided to put on a show, so I couldn't help but practice long exposure photography.

We started the morning early to an extra bright sun, bombing some hills and getting warmed up. From there we found a huge barn that the owner ended up letting us build custom ramps off truck beds, grind some rails, and climb all over. The next stop was everyone's favorite, Backbone Rock, the shortest tunnel in the world. Backbone Rock is a beautiful rock formation that runs next to a river through Cherokee National Forest. The last spot for the day was a stop on the side of a mountain, along the Appalachian Trail, to watch the sunset.

On the way back home, we stopped on the side of the mountain one last time, and skate parks in Johnson City and Knoxville to get a few last photos.