|Us at Horsetrough Falls|
This area is near Helen, Georgia (White County) and Unicoi State Park. We began traveling on Forest Rd. 44 (called the Chattahoochee River Road) at an elevation of 3100 feet in the snow... We drove down that forest service road for almost 5 miles ---DEEP into the mountains.
We drove and drove and drove (it seemed--since we had to drive slowly on that bumpy and steep mountain road) and finally came to the Upper Chattahoochee River Campground. We parked there and took a nice little hike into the woods (about a mile one way). Since the campground was closed, we had to park outside the campground and walk across the Henson Creek to the other end of the campground in order to get to the trailhead.
There was NOBODY around that cold, wet, foggy, snowy day in Georgia---so we had the entire area ALL to ourselves... (That's what we love!!!!) ..... And since you know how much we LOVE waterfalls, you can just imagine the joy we had when we finally came to Horsetrough Falls. What a fabulous area ---and a HUGE waterfall in the woods!!!
Hope you enjoy our pictures... Be sure to enlarge them for bigger pictures.
Hope you enjoyed seeing our pictures of Horsetrough Falls... We have found out (since we got home) that there was another waterfall not far from Horsetrough Falls. SO--we'll go back to that area sometime...
We recently purchased two new waterfall books:
"Waterfall Hikes of North Georgia" by Jim Parham
"Waterfall Hikes of Upstate South Carolina" by Thomas E. King
I don't know how many waterfall books we have --but I'll admit that we do have quite a few!!!!! The books help so much in trying to find information, directions, etc. when searching for waterfalls. Without these books, we would never have been able to find all of the back-woods areas we have seen. As I say alot, SO MUCH JOY.