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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Northrup Falls, TN


On January 12, 2008, George and I drove north of Crossville to Colditz Cove to check out another of our favorite waterfalls, NORTHRUP FALLS. We had been there twice before but there was MUCH more water coming over the falls this time. This beautiful cove is only an hour northwest of Crossville--and is a beautiful place to visit. The cove is filled with lots of greenery and rhododendron, even though it was winter. We had a gorgeous day on the plateau --and the temperature was about 48 degrees, perfect for hiking. Here are some pictures from Northrup Falls.





From where we park the car, we have to hike deep into the woods to get this far ---to the top of the cove.This is a nice place to view the waterfall---but we enjoy hiking down into the cove to see the falls up close and personal.





The hike down into the cove is gorgeous---with rhododendron all around us. I took this picture of George as we rounded some of the rock croppings.





George took this picture of me --as we hiked down into Colditz Cove toward the waterfall. Aren't those rocks amazing?





Once we got to the waterfall, we could walk behind it ---and all around. I took this picture of George from the other side appearing as if he is almost 'under' the waterfall.





On our way out, we passed by some smaller waterfalls ---and this 'Big Mouth' tried to get a drink!!!!!! ha





Here is the path on the way back up the cove. As I said, this is a beautiful area.





Here's one last picture of the waterfall. George climbed around to the other side to get some pictures of the falls. Aren't they pretty??? Wish you could hear the sound down there in that cove! People swim in the pool in summer. By the way---do you see me standing there on the left side of the falls????? I am there!!!!

Hope you enjoyed our pictures for a nearby waterfall. We are blessed here in our area of Tennessee to have many beautiful waterfalls nearby.

Have a great weekend. I will post again on Monday.

Hugs,

P.S. Thanks for asking about my foot problem. The foot is MUCH better --as of now. I hope it stays this way!!!!

58 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous waterfalls and the surrounding scenery is equally as beautiful. I can't help but notice how green and ice free everything seems to be. I wonder what it looked like this January?

Daisy said...

Great pictures, Betsy. You getting a "drink" made me laugh. So glad to hear your foot is feeling better. Hope you have a good weekend!

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the waterfall, Betsy. I also love the shot of you getting a drink.

Tabor said...

Lovely waterfall. Looks like it was somewhat easy to get to. I hope that water was safe to put in your mouth!

Jo said...

Betsy;) I noticed in the first photo that the waterfall fell "away" from the rock. Amazing. I can see you in the last one! And the rocks are huge. Looks rather slippery - but you are veteran hikers and made it so we could enjoy the photos years later! Thanks. Bless you (((Hugs))) Jo

T said...

Ok, I'm thinking I'm going to need a list of these waterfalls so I know where to visit this summer!

As usual, beautiful!

imac said...

Enjoyed this post Betsy, its a beautiful cove, wish I had been there.

Lucy said...

Whenever we do get rain here and especially like we have had this past week, the waterfalls in the back country come alive. A friend and I were talking yesterday about taking a ride back into the hills to try to find some today. I'll see it it pans out.

Diane AZ said...

Amazing pictures! It is neat how you can walk behind and all around the waterfall and the rocks are gorgeous.

Dorothy said...

Another beautiful waterfall! That lst picture is my favorite! Just wondered...hiking in the woods like that, have you ever been scared by wild animals or had any accidents?

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, B ~ What a lovely trail to hike ... I love nature & waterfalls ... so soothing & kind to the soul.

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Darla said...

It's a wonder you didn't get water all over yourself while trying to get a drink! Did you go to the doctor about your foot?

Blissitydoodah said...

Hi Betsy!! (Phyllis :)
I want you to go back there in a flowing white dress for a portrait LOL! Such a beautiful place!
My daddy used to have us drink the water from falls in Tennessee...I don't imagine it would be clean these days.
I love your bird photos! I'll bet as those birds age they will look back and be thankful you recorded what they looked like in their youth...

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Love,love,love each picture.The only thing better,would be to see it in person.
Blessings,Ruth

Snap said...

Have a great weekend! Loved your *drinking* shot. Hope the foot is much, much better.

Beth said...

I'm so glad to hear that your foot is better, Betsy----you'll be back to hiking in no time! What a beautiful place this is---you are very fortunate to have so many waterfalls close by. I love that last shot with you in it. It really shows just how large the waterfall is.

Have a good weekend!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh I love waterfalls. But never get to see them. -sigh-

I'm so happy that you seek them out and photograph them. I get to see them, vicariously, that way. :-)

Sandra said...

these are great, I like it when you include you and george in the falls pictures. and yes I can see that tiny little you under the water fall. did you drink lots of water from that giant water fountain?

reanaclaire said...

beautiful pictures here once again!!!

Sunny said...

Beautiful falls and amazing rocks! You really should publish a book of waterfalls.
Enjoy your weekend.
Sunny :)

SmilingSally said...

I can just about hear the falls; the picture is so clear.

Small City Scenes said...

I see teeny tone you standing there!! While the falls are amazing, I am awed by the rocks. I seem to have a love for these huge rocks. Our mountains out here are made up of huge slabs of stone and they just impress me so.
Great pics as always. MB

Diane said...

Gorgeouss falls Betsy. Hope you have a great day, too.

Harriet said...

As always love the waterfall pictures!

Janie said...

The last picture really demonstrates the huge size of the falls. Beautiful photos, and looks like a great walk with no other people around.

amelia said...

I think I've said before that you two must be two of the healthiest people in Tennessee!!
Again, beautiful pictures which always make me jealous. I wish I could see what you actually get to visit!!

LV said...

I do so enjoy hearing all about your trips, but I sure get tired from all that hiking. You two must be in great shape. Keep it up.

The Retired One said...

Looks like a gorgeous place!

Cookie said...

I didn't see you in the last picture until I read taht you were there. You look so tiny!
Beautiful rocks. I like the pic of George behind the waterfall. And it is amazing how different the water can look when there is more water there.

Rose said...

I was just checking in to see if you were getting any relief from your foot...so glad it is better!

Ginny said...

Maybe these are the best waterfall pictures yet! The first thing I noticed was the sunbeam right where the water lands! That is what it is, right? Love the picture of you getting a drink! And you under the rocks. Those two rock pictures are stunning and almost forboding, maybe I should say awe inspiring. They make me think of the fear of and power of God

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's good to see you and George in the phots to give an accurate picture of how tall those falls are!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Those pictures are so beautiful...m...

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

It is so amazing that we live in the same state and these photos look to me as if they come from a beautiful foreign planet!!!

Neal said...

That looks like a beautiful waterfall! We need to get down there to see it!

Kay said...

Another beautiful place. I just love going on these hikes with you guys.

Cheryl said...

First I must say Betsy the photo of you "trying" to get a drink of water was cute! What a wonderful trip I've been on today with you and George! Lovely, lovely! Glad to hear the foot is getting better!

Tricia said...

They're very pretty & they're bigger than what they look if you're sooo small in that last shot! WoW!

Denise said...

Another fantastic series of pictures Betsy, and I loved the one with you trying to catch the water. Your great sense of humor came shining through and I laughed out loud. Always lovely to see you and George in your posts.

Marci said...

Great photos! Of course, my favorite is the one of you drinking from the falls :)
Hope you're having a great weekend!

jlshall said...

Looks like you had a fun trip. Bet that water tasted good!

diane said...

You are so lucky to have such a beatiful area to hike in so close to you. The rocks and greenery look lovely and the waterfall spectacular. I agree with Denise it is always nice to see you and George in the photos.

Pam said...

Hi Betsy, You always delight me with wonderful journeys to beautiful places.
Glad your foot is on the mend..
(since you stopped kicking George :)))

Thank you for you kindness, I will be back to blogging soon.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Betsy: This certainly is a wonderful falls. I did see you on the far side and it gave a wonderful perspective of the size.

Kelly Muys Wood said...

that looks like so much fun -- and BEAUTIFUL!

kelly

SmilingSally said...

Is that a yummy box of raisins I see?

Jenny said...

Good morning! What a lovely hike! And I enjoyed your coordinated jackets! Cute! How was the water? Icy? Fun trip! I'm going to take a nap now, though!

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

How did the water taste? It all looks so nice. You have a nice "neck of the woods" to roam around in.

Splendid Little Stars said...

oooo....awesome! What a lovely area! It may not look like it in reality, however your photos remind me of a park in southern Indiana. How cool that you could go behind the falls! Was the watery tasty?!

Mary said...

Another beautiful waterfall and a nice healthy walk...with a drink at the end :-) Looks like a great day!

Meems said...

So nice to have those favorite jaunts to get away to on occasion. Falls are beautiful and peaceful AND good exercise. Very nice photos of you and George having so much fun... and 48 degrees IS perfect for hiking!

Thanks for encouragement over at my blog... I'm thinking about the words in your header a lot these days. :-)
Meems

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are so silly Betsy getting your water...this looks like a lovely area.
I am glad your foot is feeling better!!!!

~mel said...

Oh how pretty it is there. I bet it's just gorgeous when the rhododendrons are in bloom. I would LOVE to see that place in person; but since I can't THANK YOU so much for sharing it with us cyberspacers.

Joyful said...

Beautiful photos of what looks like a beautiful walk. From your profile description it looks like you have an eclectic set of blog posts. Sounds a lot like mine :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Glad to hear your foot is still feeling better Betsy!

These waterfalls are so beautiful! I didn't realize how larde they were until I saw how small you were in the last photo--that was a great shot!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Lovely lovely waterfall!!

Kelly said...

haha! Loved the photo of you trying to get a drink...so like you!

Cedar ... said...

I think this is the prettiest waterfalls you have shown us! So nice!