Monday, August 10, 2009

New Waterfalls in North Georgia


On our trip to Florida last week, George and I stopped along the way (both going and coming) to check out some new waterfalls. Today I'll share five of them with you ---all in the North Georgia area not too far from Dahlonega. My new header and the picture above were both taken at my favorite waterfall from this particular trip. This waterfall is named Middle Desoto Falls and is found at the Desoto Falls Recreation Area, north of Turner's Corner. Below are more pictures of the waterfalls we saw last week.











This is Trahlyta Falls (found near Vogel State Park).











This is not a good picture---but was the best we could get from the road-side. This is the Lower Falls on Waters Creek (near Turner's Corner). This waterfall is now on private property---and there was no way to get across the creek to get a better view from the overlook on the other side. It was VERY obvious that the new owners of that property do NOT want anyone crossing their bridge to see the waterfall. SO---we just got the best picture we could get!











This is a gorgeous waterfall also on Waters Creek (just down the road). Its name is the Falls on Waters Creek. This is a popular swimming area for the 'locals' in the summer.









Here is another view (from the road) of the Falls on Waters Creek. We drove farther into the woods searching for more waterfalls. I'll let George talk about this situation (he has a picture to share) on his blog. SO ---be sure and check out his blog today!!! Click HERE.









Here is the Middle Desoto Falls. This waterfall was back in the woods and we enjoyed the short hike in that beautiful area. As I said, this one was my favorite waterfall from the entire trip.









George now stands on the little overlook enjoying Middle Falls.









Red-faced and sweaty (from hiking in the summer heat), I still really loved being at this waterfall. All of the Rhododendrons and Mountain Laurels around were gorgeous.









This last waterfall is named Lower Desoto Falls. It is not nearly as impressive as Middle Falls ---but it was still pretty. We did not hike to Upper Falls because it was a longer hike and we were running out of daylight.


We saw a very interesting waterfall on the way home---but I'll feature that one in another blog.


Have a great Monday!
Hugs,

56 comments:

Kirigalpoththa said...

Truly Beautiful images. Looks like a real sanctuary!

diane said...

I have just dicovered your blog via Bonnie Bonzai's blog. I hav really enjoyed very much reading your posts.You look such a happy energetic person. I love the trips you have done and your excitement over your family histiory breakthrough. I feel we have a lot in common, I also turned 67 this year (June). Keep on having fun. Love your beautiful photos too.

♥ Kathy♥ said...

Love the shots of Waters Creek. So do you all keep a list of water falls you have visited? I bet its been a lot of them. Betsy I love your new header. That's a really nice shot of you and George.

Darla said...

You have shared some more wonderful photos of the Falls Betsy. Glad you had a great time. I just visited your last post and looks like you had a great birthday too!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Betsy and George, Love that new header photo...and all of these places were so beautiful...thanks for sharing them....

Beth said...

Hi, Betsy! I've been catching up on my blog reading this morning after a busy weekend. I am delighted to see that you're back from your trip and that you have some more wonderful waterfall pictures to share. Those are truly beautiful, especially the Middle Desota Falls. And what a special birthday you had! A belated Happy Birthday to you. I love your shots of the full birthday moon shining over the ocean. Lovely!

Arkansas Patti said...

Your new header just sums you two up. Huge smiles and a lovely waterfall background. Well done.
You could put a "Guide To Waterfalls" coffee table book together with all you photos.
Glad you enjoyed your trip.

amelia said...

Just amazing pictures!!

How do you both stay so happy all the time? I wish I had your secret! Good for you both, it's a pleasure to see your smiling faces!!!

Naturegirl said...

Betsy the waterfalls are gorgeous! I can image the fun and peace that you experienced hiking through these woods to reach these waterfalls.Perhaps one day I can once again get back to hiking.
I will begin my chemo on Tues.
blessing to you aNNa xo

Jamie and Randy said...

Betsy,
I really admire you two getting out and stopping around the trails like that! I would be worn out and out of breath in no time!--Randy

Becky said...

You and George are 2 of the happiest people I "know".

Looks like you had a great time.
Love the pics.

Rose said...

Oh, Betsy, these are all wonderful...so beautiful.

Deborah Godin said...

Some of the water looks almost lacey and delicate - not anything that could carve solid rock!

Connie said...

I am just blown away by your waterfall pics. They are just breathtaking!! I LOVE your new banner.

Glad you're back. Looks like you had fun.

Sunny said...

Lovely waterfalls. You can almost hear the water running down the rocks.
Sunny :)

The Incredible Woody said...

Beautiful! Middle Desoto Falls is just breathtaking. Nice shot with the long exposure!!

Judy said...

The photos you post of all the falls you all visit are always beautiful and so tranquil and peaceful looking. Sounds like you had a great trip and enjoyed it very much. Welcome back.

Susie said...

I'm so glad you were able to see lots more water falls Betsy. They all look wonderful.

Harriet said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking in. Looks like you have been having a great summer.
My summer has been very busy. My Mom has been sick, kidney infection,low sodium, pace maker replacement. I have been staying with her most of the time since the first of July. Then our cat got sick (and died Aug. 5) my daughter got sick and spent 24 hours in the hospital getting her diabetes back under control. She is fine now.I hope things are getting better now.Good to hear from you. Genealogy has been put on hold.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Each of these falls has it's own beauty.I already suggested to George that I would love to see a series just on your waterfall pictures.This would be so interesting.I am enjoying each one.
Blessings,Ruth

Lori said...

Beautiful Betsy! I'm hoping to check out some little KS waterfalls in the next couple of weeks.

Sorry I've been gone so long. A very busy - but joyful - summer. I haven't forgotten about you and hope to get back into my blogging routine of reading and writing again.

Hugs!

mountain.mama said...

Those a wonderful waterfalls! I would love to go swimming in the local hole. The water out here in the wild west is just too cold for that.

Dorothy said...

All the water fall are beautiful!! You must have enjoyed your trip very much!!! I love exploring and finding beauty in out of the way places.

Cheryl /Ashton said...

Thanks for sharing the gorgeous waterfalls. Lovely,lovely. I can almost feel the cool mist from them.

Dirt Princess said...

Its just not fair! Can y'all adopt me so I can travel with ya'll!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Gorgeous waterfalls Betsy !!
They look so cool and inviting, especaially on these HOT summer days.
What a wonderful and fascinating hobby, you and George share, and thanks for always allowing us, to tag along :)

cherie said...

theyr'e gorgeuos and refreshing, ms. betsy!!

Snap said...

Beautiful, beautiful! I do love waterfalls -- the water, the sound. Something about them that is very soothing.

Tricia said...

I love them all - I couldn't pick a favorite if I had to!
It's so great that you 2 are able to travel & see so much

Welcome back

Mandy in Mayberry said...

Those are some of the most beautiful waterfall shots I've seen yet!

I read your post about your trip to Florida. Looks like you had a great time! We're leaving for Destin on Sunday and I can't wait!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Great pictures!I am so glad you had a good time of your little excusion.
Love the new header!

SmilingSally said...

You two are sure livin' the life!

mkreider said...

Isn't it great that no two waterfalls are alike!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Betsy,

All beautiful!! The home we sold in north Alabama was about 3 miles from Mentone..I bet you know where that it? Not far from the Desoto National park...

Thanks for visiting and only one post appeared...blogger can do some strange things at times..LOL Paper dolls!!! I really think there are more of the *Inner Child* of the adults making fantastic paper dolls these days...just absolutely lovely stuff!

Have a lovely day,
Stephanie

Diane AZ said...

My favorite is Middle Desoto Falls. It reminds me of giant logs in a fireplace, but instead of fire, it's water, much more refreshing!

SquirrelQueen said...

More childhood memories have been awaken. I remember many visits to Desoto Falls and Vogel State Park. In fact Vogel was one of my dad's favorite places.

Beautiful photos of the falls. When you return maybe you will have time to see Upper Desoto Falls.

Thanks for the memories,
Judy

Kay said...

Hello Betsy. I saw your blog on another blog that I follow and thought I'd check it out. I really like it. I too love to hike. Your photos are beautiful.

I think I'll follow your blog if you don't mind.

Kay

storyteller said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I love your waterfall series and it's fun to see you and George in your Mellow Yellow shirts on Monday. Looks like you both had a wonderful time ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Pretty awesome Betsy!

Cassie said...

Such splendor! Hard to believe parts of Texas are without rain for close to a year now.

You KNOW I love your matching T's. Patrick & I are twinsies a lot too. Hard to loose each other that way. teehee. Blessings, C.

Wendy said...

What beautiful shots! You really have a good eye for waterfalls. Thanks for sharing.

Meems said...

Hi Betsy,
I'm taking notes here about these waterfalls for next time we are up in that area... they are really pretty and it's nice to know someone has been there and approves.

I've caught up on your traveling, lady. You guys are quite the gad-abouts... the mountains and then Florida. I did mention to you before that August is our hottest month. You must come back in say December or January when our weather is like your spring probably is... it must have been very hot at Ormond Beach. But I can see you had a great time. Happy Birthday to you btw. That moon last week was awe-inspiring... I should have known it was for someone very special!

You were not too far from me... almost straight across the state on the other coast. Yes, you must fit in a detour here somehow... I'd love to show you around.
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

Barb said...

beautiful pics....Barb

Leedra said...

George looks like you added him to the Middle Falls photo.

The falls that you said was a popular swimming location looks like the falls at the Methodist Camp Gleason, close to Dahlonega. I almost drown there as a child. Never told my Mother until last year.

Love your new header. Glad you are home safely.

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Rambling Woods said...

Welcome back. You and George were very much missed and we are all happy to have you back...Michelle

Shelley said...

You would've had to drag me away kicking and screaming from all this beautiful scenery! LOL! Glad you had a wonderful time!!

troutbirder said...

We are going to the West Coast and VanCouver Island this fall and Im vowing right now to start taking pictures of waterfalls. Your are just great!!! And that sunrise...wow!

Lola said...

Glad you are back. I see you all had a great time. Love all the waterfalls.
Happy B-day belated.

Cookie said...

Those are great pictures! I'm jealous! I love going on hikes for waterfalls.

Cookie said...

Those are great pictures! I'm jealous! I love going on hikes for waterfalls.

Pam said...

I love the mountains and waterfalls in North Georgia. It is one of the most beautiful areas I have ever seen.
Thanks for showing me some wonderful spots I have not been to before.
You and George should write a travel book, you would both be very good at it :D
Hugs and blessings, Pam

Love your new header photo, too!

Jayne said...

Love that new header of you and George!

JKoenig said...

We love hiking to see waterfalls--especially when we are able to take a trip to the mountains. The sounds of the falling water aways seems to lure you on.

Looks like you had a really neat trip!

Pat - Arkansas said...

WWW does not stand for World Wide Web; it stands for What Wonderful Waterfalls!

Happy for you that you found some new ones to add to your 'collection.'

Wishing you a happy week.

Janie said...

I love the new header, Betsy, and all of the waterfalls are beautiful. You must have had a great time with all of that exploring.

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Awesome! Those falls are super finds, Betsy! I love that white water. :-)