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Indian Flats Falls

Indian Flats Falls (Great Smoky Mountain National Park)

On one of my recent adventures, I made it to Indian Flats Falls.  However, the story doesn’t start there… Several years ago, my dad and brothers had a great idea to take a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on the Benton Mackaye Trail.  We would start on the eastern end of the park and traverse to the western end of the park and a little bit beyond.  That trip netted me a beautiful sunrise atop Mount Sterling.  Unfortunately, there was an injury that prevented us Click here for the rest of the story…

Bridal Veil Falls (Highlands, North Carolina)

I spent a few days this spring in the western North Carolina.  In the time the family was there, we visited eight named waterfalls.  Talk about a fun time.  I also found out that the boy can just about out hike the adults.  This was one of the waterfalls that we encountered on Highway 64.  The trek was long and exhausting, but we made the 20 yard trek from the car just fine.  I was disappointed that the road under the falls was closed.  I would have like to get one of those cool “vehicle under the falls” shots.  That did not happen and we ended up with this instead.

Little Wesser Falls

Today’s Photo: Little Wesser Falls

I spent many of my growing years kayaking the various rivers across North Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina and various other places.  One of the coldest rivers that I have ever paddled was the Nantahala River in North Carolina.  The biggest waterfall that most boaters run on the Nantahala River is Little Wesser Falls, or Nantahala Falls.  I probably spent as much time below water here as I did above water.

Under the Bridge

Today’s Photo: Under the Bridge

I found this interesting shot where the Chattahoochee River flows under Main Street in downtown Helen, Georgia.  I took this while walking around the day after hiking to Upper Desoto Falls.

Upper Desoto Falls

Today’s Photo: Upper Desoto Falls

This was a short, not too hard hike.  I was able to make it to Upper Desoto Falls and Lower Desoto Falls.  This was after running by Helton Creek Falls.

Indian Creek Falls

Today’s Photo: Indian Creek Falls

I took the kids on a short day hike to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  We chose to do a short out and back that covered Indian Creek Falls, Tom Branch Falls, and Juney Whank Falls.  One of the easiest hikes with the greatest rewards that I have found.  Not only do you get 3 waterfalls in 2ish miles, they are very beautiful.  This is a shot I got of Indian Creek Falls.  Oh, and the water was really cold.

A Piece of Trahlyta Falls

Today’s Photo: A Piece of Trahlyta Falls

A short hike around Vogel State Park brings you to this waterfall.  The best view is from the base of the falls, but it is easily visible from the road driving near the park.

Mountain Cascade

Today’s Photo: Mountain Cascade

I found this little cascade while exploring in North Georgia not too long ago.  I was drawn to the constant action f the water flowing down the hill.

Black and Veil

Today’s Photo: Black and Veil

I found this little cascade along the creek running from the bottom of Amicalola Falls.  I was attracted to the curtain of water that it created as it slid over the edge of the large rock.  If the wind had not been so chilly, I may have tried to crawl under the water.

Amicalola Falls

Today’s Photo: Amicalola Falls

I spent the afternoon hiking all around Amicalola Falls State Park.  Home of the highest cascade east of the Mississippi and a doozy of a hike from the bottom to the top.  The last time I visited this park, there was a trail to the base of the falls with a platform to enjoy the falls from the bottom and then a short set of stairs to a platform at the top of the falls.  I was not ready for the set of stairs connecting the two.  Wow, what a walk, but well worth the views.

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