The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad line runs next to the Tuckasegee River in North Carolina, in the shadow of the Smoky Mountains. Around 15 miles up the line the train stops to allow riders an opportunity to explore. The area features a class 5 rapids with a kayak course and launching pads for kayaks and whitewater rafting.
This picture of these Smoky Mountain rapids was taken at sunset, with the sun setting behind the mountains and just the blue light remaining. This was just downstream from the rapids. A tributary stream can be seen merging with a small waterfall.