Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
|Blackwater Falls, West Virginia|
Believe it or not, we did manage to see about 25 new waterfalls. Some were 'waterless' --or almost waterless... Others were huge... Today I'll share one of our favorites, Blackwater Falls, in the Potomac Highlands near Davis, West VA. Thanks to blog friend, ANGELA, for promoting her gorgeous state on her blog... That's one reason we went there!!!!
We got to the state park on a rainy, wet, foggy day ---which is usually a good time to view waterfalls... WELL--we definitely hit the jackpot. It was still drizzling when we hiked down to the waterfall --but once we got there and saw that raging beauty, we just forgot about all of the rain!!!! Blackwater Falls (50 feet high) is on the Blackwater River. The hike wasn't bad ---and there is a great boardwalk with steps leading down to the falls.
Today I will share with you some of our photos around the state park. Above is a photo taken near the falls, from the boardwalk. Below are more! Be sure and click on each picture to see a larger version.
There are more waterfalls in this 2,456 acre state park. We saw a few more here on this trip--but want to go back there in order to do more hiking on their many trails and to check out more waterfalls in the area. This is a state park which we definitely recommend.
Hope all of you have had a great 2+ weeks. I have not checked many blogs --so if I missed something really important, please remind me to check that particular post. Otherwise, I will start reading your blog posts this week.
I also enjoyed participating on Facebook while I've been gone. IF you are on Facebook and haven't found me yet, please go to my sidebar and click on my Facebook info. I never thought I would enjoy Facebook --but my kids/grands are all on it. SO-- IF I wanted to keep up with them and their busy lives, I 'had' to join!!!!! What I found out though was just how much fun Facebook is. I have also caught up with many blog friends --some of which are not blogging anymore.
Hugs to All,
Friday, May 27, 2011
Waterfall purists may scoff at Bull Sluice being included in a guide listing waterfalls, but this Class V Whitewater Rapid is a textbook definition of falling water. Tons of frothing, aerated water explode over this drop each minute, producing an audible roar far downstream.
Bull Sluice may be approached on either the South Carolina side or the Georgia side of the Chattooga River. We went to the South Carolina side and walked down a path to the observation deck. While there, we got to see several kayakers negotiate the sluice. There were also some whitewater rafts --but we didn't get to the overlook in time to get pictures of them. Above and below are some pictures we took while there (April 30).
We had a great time at Bull Sluice --and enjoyed watching the kayakers...
Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Any big plans to celebrate this weekend? We will be home --so I will post a blog on Monday. Whatever you do, have a good weekend.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
These pictures were taken in Dahlonega, Georgia when we visited there for George's Birthday trip. Click HERE for more pictures from that trip to Amicalola Falls State Park. IF you remember, this was a very very rainy day. These pictures were taken AFTER we walked up and viewed Amicalola Falls and Cane Creek Falls.
Have a wonderful day. We went to Tullahoma to visit George's parents yesterday. We found them in fair condition --but they both ate a hearty lunch when we took them out. Bless Their Hearts!!!!!!
MORE storms on the way too.... GADS!!!!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Several things are important about this April 21, 2001 date:
-This was the beginning of our love of waterfalls... Little did we know in 2001 that we would have visited at least 450 different waterfalls by this date in 2011. Fall Creek Falls has SIX waterfalls --and we enjoy seeing all of them, especially after much rain (which we have had this spring).
-Fall Creek Falls is where George first KISSED me... Now--that is awesome!!!!
-AND, Fall Creek Falls is where George and I first told each other that we loved each other. All of this happened on April 21, 2001!!!!
Because we love to celebrate, we return to Fall Creek Falls on this date every year. This year was no exception. Last Thursday, we drove to Fall Creek Falls and enjoyed seeing all six of the waterfalls. We had dinner in the lodge restaurant--which we have done each year also. It was a wonderful day.
Today I will share with you some photos from this year's April 21st trip to Fall Creek Falls.. Above is a picture of one of the waterfalls, called the CANE CREEK CASCADES. As I said previously, since we have had LOTS of rain, the waterfalls were all flowing well... They were just beautiful today!
Hope you enjoyed our April 21st visit to Fall Creek Falls. By the way, I did get a KISS this year also (actually, several of them)... YEAH!!!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The Falls on Jiggers Creek are WAY back in the mountains not too far from Cisco in Murray County, Georgia. The drive on the graveled/dirt forest road was pretty --and being back in the mountains is such a joy for us. This waterfall can be seen from the road; however, George scrambled down the path to get the best view from the bottom. He took the picture above of Jiggers Creek Falls... Isn't it pretty?
Hope you enjoyed our mountain ride to see Jiggers Creek Falls. I don't have any idea where the name "Jiggers" comes from... Many of the creeks we visit have unusual names!!!!!
Have a wonderful day. As I write this (on Tuesday night), we are expecting more severe storms during the night tonight and in the morning. We have had VERY high winds off and on Tuesday, and the temperature got up to 79 degrees today. I mentioned to someone in a comment tonight that Mother Nature needs to take a "happy pill".... ha
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Many hundreds of years ago, the falls were home to two different tribes of Native Americans, the Etowahs and later the Cherokees. Artifacts from their time there, such as pottery fragments and arrowheads, can be found in the area to this day.
In 1925, the founder of the camp, Rev. Fred Glisson, discovered Cane Creek Falls on a trip to the mountains to scout out a place for a youth camp. He fell in love with the spot and arranged to lease the land around the falls. The first camp was held in the summer of 1925.
Rev. Glisson and other leaders raised money to begin to buy the land around the falls, and to construct a permanent camp. The land around the falls belonged to the camp--but the falls themselves still belonged to Georgia Power Company. In 1946, Rev. Glisson and others finally persuaded Georgia Power to sell Cane Creek Falls to the camp. The falls were purchased for $1500. Their value today cannot be estimated..
Hope you enjoy our pictures taken of Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek.
Hope you enjoyed seeing another beautiful Georgia waterfall. George's Surprise Birthday trip turned out to be FABULOUS --despite all of the rain... Seeing all of that water coming over the waterfalls made it all worthwhile!