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Friday, July 11, 2014

Falls of Hills Creek, West Virginia

Us at Middle Falls of Hills Creek -6/25/14  (45 feet high)
You know that we can NEVER go on a trip without checking out some waterfalls...  This time we visited the  Falls of Hills Creek in the Monongahela National Forest area of West Virginia (on 6/25/14).   Hope you enjoy the photos today.  Be sure to click on them for enlargements.


Beautiful Trail to visit the waterfalls



The photographer at work--as we cross a little bridge,  while on the trail



Me on one of the series of steps down to the waterfalls
Like the steps I showed you in my blog post from Grandview,  someone VERY SMART and CREATIVE has done a fantastic job of  building these steps and platforms... I read that there were about 400 steps down,  which means that there were 400 steps BACK UP (Pant Pant).... ha

But the area was so beautiful all around us... I would recommend these waterfalls to ALL of you---and even though there were alot of steps,  there were places to stop and rest if needed along the way... It was a VERY nice area/trail....


Are you hearing her saying to him:  "Wait for me"...... OR is he saying to her:  "Wait for me... You are moving too fast!!"   Hmmmmmm---I wonder!!!!! ha ha



Who is that peaking over the edge???
Once we got down to Middle Falls,  we had to go down a series of METAL steps in order to get to the bottom platform..


Middle Falls (45 feet);  This is my 'attempt' to take a  fancy photo like my hubby does.  His are MUCH better --but this one is okay I guess.



George heading down to the bottom platform at Lower Falls
When we got down to the area where we could see Lower Falls,  guess what we found????  YES---it was another set of steps DOWN......


See her --way up there?  She is asking George:  "Can we take the elevator back up?"  ha ha
See what a fantastic job they did of building all of these steps and platforms.  Wow---we were impressed.


Lower Falls of Hills Creek,  63 feet



My Hero doing his 'thing'--taking lots of fantastic photos



US at Lower Falls of Hills Creek,  West VA   6/25/14
Well---how did you like THAT hike?????  We loved it --even all of those steps! Such a gorgeous, woodsy area ---and very well-maintained!!!!!  Check it out--if you get to West VA.  If you want more information about this area,  click HERE.


Have a tremendous weekend..

Big HUGS,

44 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Another gorgeous waterfall. Lovely photos, Betsy! Have a happy day!

Beth of "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, you guys got a workout. working those knees too. i love the waterfalls. i am so glad you had such a fun trip. i enjoyed my time with you guys. thanks, for taking us along. fun, fun, fun!! have a great weekend. ( :

Happyone said...

Wow that is quite a stairway!!!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This is another great post about another lovely waterfall. Love the photos, especially that first one.

Have a nice weekend ~ FlowerLady

Tabor said...

I never realized there were so many falls in that part of the world. So how about a post on why you two have taken the visit to falls as your love and hobby? Is there a story behing that?

linda m said...

Another great trip! What a beautiful place and the trails and steps do seem very well maintained. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

livingrealblog said...

This looks like an incredible place to visit. Awesome photos! I'm starting a new blog basically all photos.

George said...

The Falls of Hill Creek are very beautiful, and you got some wonderful pictures (except for the Old Man!). Your 'fancy' photo of Middle Falls is excellent.

Big Dude said...

Pocahontas County is a really pretty part of WV. Did you make it to Cranberry Glades while there?

Jim and Sandie said...

I love waterfalls. But it would take me three days to get back up all those stairs.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

I love that you take us along on your trips, Betsy! You find the most wonderful places! I'm so impressed with your ability to negotiate those stairs! You're a true inspiration!

Betsy said...

WOW That was a LOT of steps! You are in great shape to be able to go up those things. It looks like hundreds of stairs to me. :-) But the beauty that awaited you at the end looks like it was worth it. It puts joy into my heart to see you and your Hubby so happy together.
Blessings,
Betsy

From the Kitchen said...

I think George was saying "come on Betsy, just another 275 steps to go. You can do it!" A tip of the hat to whoever (state? federal?) built those steps so many could enjoy the natural wonders of that beautiful state.

Best,
Bonnie

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsy, So glad you had such fun on your anniversary vacation trip. I would not go to the bottom because of all the stairs but would love to see the falls some day. Have a fantastic weekend!

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful place, gorgeous waterfalls and delightful captures as always!! And thanks as always for sharing the fun and the beauty! Hope you both have a wonderful weekend!! Enjoy!!

NCmountainwoman said...

Lovely series of waterfalls. Lovely stairs. (If you don't have to climb back up.)

David said...

Betsy, Beautiful country that's for sure! My knees and hip would never make 400 stair steps though...even though I love waterfalls, rivers and creeks. We do need to get out there and visit West Virginia. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Tabor said...

Your note...such a super romantic reason!

Ginny said...

Oh, gosh, I think I am becoming dizzy! I want to lay down and not move! Your fancy George picture turned out really swell! I love the look of it. And the big fall is awesome! But I think my favorite MAY be you and George in the matching purple shirts, they are a different color for you and so pretty!

Kay said...

Looks like a really fun day.

Sandra said...

i guess i could never see these falls since steps are something i can't do. i love the photo of the falls that has 63 feet written under it

Out on the prairie said...

I have a park nearby that has even more steps to get into the main area. Very nice selection today.

DeniseinVA said...

Those steps are impressive but what impressed me was that you climbed them. Loved the photos of these beautiful falls but loved especially the first one of you and George :) Have a great weekend Betsy!

peaches mcginty said...

Hi Betsy!
What a beautiful photo of George and you to start your wonderful post! you know I adore pics of you two lovebirds! the steps are quite a feat, to have been created and also to walk up and down but so worth it for the beautiful views, I do enjoy the waterfalls so much and I appreciate all of that hard work it took you both to get those pics! have a wonderful weekend! x x x

Arkansas Patti said...

That first one might be my favorite picture of you two together--ever.
WHY are there so many stairs. Lovely views but really. They would do me in.

Rose said...

I always wonder what a job it must have been to build steps like that...just cannot imagine all the work involved. But so glad they did till people can enjoy the are....and it is BEAUTIFUL!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Beautiful, but I would definitely need to take advantage of those rest spots you mention!

Blackberry Lane said...

My knees and ankles could never manage the steps so I appreciate yours and George's photos. Really a lovely place!

Chatty Crone said...

Girl I am glad you can do the steps I could not - love the pics and you and George.

Shug said...

Woo..Betsy....that's a whole lot of steps!! I admire both you and George for being able to climb those things.
I would probably still be panting!!
such beautiful places!!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful place for a hike. I know you two are always on the search for a waterfall when you travel and this one is amazing. Great photos but my favorite is the first one of you and George.

ladyfi said...

What lovely, woodsy scenes and gorgeous waterfalls! You guys are fit to manage all those stairs...

Ann said...

what a beautiful area. I would love to follow that trail in your second shot and I might be able to do those 400 steps but certainly not without a break or two...lol

Eva Ason said...

This is a beautiful place, thank you for sharing all these lovely pictures. Your picture of the waterfall is great!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You and George sure know how to find them!

MTWaggin said...

Holy crackers that is a lot of stairs but you two are in such amazing shape that I'm sure it didn't even give you pause. Will have some waterfalls coming up soon in my blog for you - took a 7 mile hike to get them but there are still more up there I want to see.

Terry and Linda said...

So far...just for the moment my internet is working. Sure is horrible not getting to visit with my friends! Skybeam says it is their tower...well, I hope they get the tower fixed soon!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Jeevan said...

Sounds like an awesome trail and natural springs all over there... Beautiful waterfalls and excellent compositions! The wooden stairs and platforms are built such perfectly to make interesting photos. You made a lovely attempt on middle falls Betsy :) Loved it

troutbirder said...

Lovely falls but four hundred steps.... yikes. Do you train on the Washington Monument?

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That was a great hike. Love the waterfalls and you two out there. You should wear purple more often. It's nice with your skin tone. I think your 'fancy' photo is good. Very pretty!!

Daisy said...

Such a beautiful spot! All those steps would have done me in, I think!

Wendy said...

My goodness your legs must have ached! But what a lovely time you and George had. Your pics are clear and beautiful, making me want to visit!
Hugs

Beatriz said...

You really love waterfalls, don't you? The ways to reach them are impressive. Must have good feet and very available, and that you have enough! Great trekking!!!

Hugs

Bia

Chris Rohrer said...

Oh....the heights!!! They scare me! You both are very brave souls...but that waterfall is a looker:)