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Monday, May 20, 2013

Oh how We Love to HIKE

On April 21, 2013,  George and I went to Fall Creek Falls State Park south of where we live here on the Cumberland Plateau...  We always enjoy seeing the gorgeous waterfalls there --but we also enjoy HIKING.  There are many hiking and biking trails in the park.. On this particular day,  we hiked about 4 miles when it was all said-and-done...

Hope you enjoy  seeing some of the pictures around the area  --minus the waterfalls (which I have already shown you).  Above is a photo of me taken at the Cane Creek Falls Overlook.  From this overlook,  we can see both Cane Creek Falls and Rockhouse Falls.

Be sure to click on the photos so that you can see them larger...




Here's a picture I took when we were at the Cane Creek Cascades --of the moving water.  Pretty,  isn't it?  There was alot of moving water in the park on this occasion --which made for some fabulous photos of the cascades and waterfalls and creeks.




This picture shows George on one of the trails where we hiked.




The canyons and rock formations around this park are amazing... This was taken not far from where Fall Creek Falls hurls down the mountain into the gorge below.




Here I am --sitting on the rock just above the brink of the Cane Creek Cascades...  This is a gorgeous place to sit and contemplate life!!!!!   SO PEACEFUL---even with the roar of water around us!




I love this area --and when we stop by here,  I love to try to capture a good reflection in the water.  Birds LOVE living in those big rocks....




After dinner in the lodge restaurant (absolutely fabulous buffet),  we took a short walk along the lake.  I snapped this picture when we were in that area.




There's an overlook over the gorge called Buzzard's Roost.   We both took pictures of the many big birds, as they flew by,  but I love this one which George captured here.  I cropped it a little so that you could see the bird a little better...




I got a great picture of the mountains surrounding this park (on the Cumberland Plateau).   Aren't they beautiful?  We are so blessed to have such a gorgeous work of nature so close to where we live.




Finally,  I will close with one more photo of George and me standing at the Cane Creek Cascades... We could even feel the spray of water that day.

Hope you enjoyed seeing more from Fall Creek Falls State Park. Have a great day! And don't forget to check out my Photo Blog on Wednesday.  Click HERE.

Hugs,

48 comments:

Ginny said...

He got a great picture!!! Till you enlarge it, it almost looks like a bald eagle.

Joy said...

I really enjoyed this hiking trip with you although just by your pictures.

Small Kucing said...

I really admire your stamina betsy. Where do you get all the energy. ??

Linda said...

Your blog is a tonic. It's great to see you and George making the most of life. I've enjoyed seeing you in Fall Creek Falls State Park. I particularly like the photos of the rock strata high up and the reflections in the water.

Maple Lane said...

Pretty photos and such a fun trip. Thanks for taking us along.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots, Betsy! I love the shot with the buzzard. And the waterfall with you and George is awesome. Have a great day!

Beth said...

So wonderful Betsy! I esp. love that photo of the rock formation and the last one of you and George, but they are all awesome. Such a gift you have.
Thanks for a wonderful way to begin my Monday morning. :>)
♥b

Shug said...

Buzzard's Roost....this is certainly an attention grabber. Yes, you all are blessed with such beautiful country all around you. (I just might need to forget Montana and move up your way) I think it is so wonderful, how you and George spend a lot of your time out and about in nature. Healthy living for sure. Hope y'all enjoy your day...
hugs,
shug

Lynn said...

Beautiful area. Since I have been through the area I know how magnificent it truly is. It is the hiking you do all the time that keeps you two looking like kids just out of HS. Good for you! As always, wonderful photos of the joy you to find in your lives. Blessings.

Lynn said...

Beautiful area. Since I have been through the area I know how magnificent it truly is. It is the hiking you do all the time that keeps you two looking like kids just out of HS. Good for you! As always, wonderful photos of the joy you to find in your lives. Blessings.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I can tell it was a great hike not just from the scenic pictures, but by how happy you two look!

linda m said...

Fabulous photos. My hubby and I love to hike also.

Big Dude said...

Looks like a great spot to spend some time Betsy.

Debbie Jones said...

Hi Betsy - I love to hike too! I love the scenery, the solitude and the exercise! Looks like you have some wonderful places to hike. It will be too hot to hike here now until fall (except in the very EARLY morning). Have a great week!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Betsy, YOU and George are hiking it is very apparent that you guys love hiking.. You both always have a big smile on your faces. Hugs Judy

Nellie said...

Yes, we are truly blessed to live i such a beautiful place! The scenery is just amazing!

Hugs,
Nellie

Janice K said...

You do indeed live in a beautiful area. I know you both love to travel, but you are so blessed to have all this practically in your own backyard.

By the way, Betsy, you look so nice and thin.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful! I love going on these virtual hikes with you and George.My knees don't bother me a bit after a hike like this.LOL
Have a wonderful day.I will go and start building my 'ark' because at this rate I may need it soon.:)

From the Kitchen said...

I always enjoy your hikes although they make me dizzy!

Best,
Bonnie

Arkansas Patti said...

Besides your hikes giving us great pictures to enjoy, it has really slimmed you down Betsy. You are looking great. Think I should break out my hiking shoes.

Cheqna said...

Hi Betsy,

Wishing you and George a nice week ahead.

:-)

HolleyGarden said...

Such beautiful country. I was a bit surprised and impressed with four miles - but I suppose when one is surrounded by such beautiful county, it goes by fast.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Betsu, Ah, you are making me homesick for TN! Beautiful place. We went there several times during our four years in Crossville. Just spectacular views. Love that buzzard! Have a great day and a nice coming week!

Kay said...

And you have the coolest places to hike.

MTWaggin said...

Always love to see the places you hike and your smiling faces!

Terry and Linda said...

You are both are Looking GOOD!

Linda
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Sandra said...

so much beauty out there, so little time to hike it all. but the two of you are doing a great job of it.

Ms. A said...

I'm sure you KNOW how blessed you are to have such beautiful examples of mother nature, all around you... and the good health to enjoy it.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Beautiful country! I'd love to be able to hike like that, but this bum ankle of mine prevents me from doing a lot of it. The limited up and down movement doesn't do so well on rough surfaces, so I'm kinda clumsy sometimes. I can walk, just not as far and as long as I'd like.
Enjoyed your photos! Have a great day!

Chatty Crone said...

Every time I come here Betsy I feel the joy and happiness and love. sandie

Ann said...

what a beautiful place for a hike and the two of you look so happy to be out there. I suggested a hike to my husband this past weekend and he suggested I call my daughter....lol

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Thank you for taking us all on this beautiful hike with you. What a wonderful area you live in.

FlowerLady

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

That you do love it means you will keep fit and seek to go out in all the splendour of he nature that surrounds you. i love those photos of you and George. Getting better at my end. The pain is leaving. Tumours shrinking and mood is more positive as I make myself happy in our new home. Take care and I'll be back soon.

Grandma Bonnie said...

You got some wonderful photos. I love the mountains surrounding the park. I really like the view.

DeniseinVA said...

Always love your posts Betsy. The great ones of you and George remind me that we need to take our tripod with us next time we go out. Gregg and I love to hike too.

carolina nana said...

Looks like a beautiful place to spend a day. It has been hard around here to find a day without rain to do anything outside. We finally got the lawn mowed and some weeding done today with the clouds looking like they would rain down any minute.
At least so far we don't have to worry about a drought.
Blessings
Marilyn

Linda said...

This looks like such a pretty area. Doug reminded me that we had visited it in 1999, but I couldn't remember it at all. (Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.)

The beauty of the place really shows up in your photos, from the waterfalls to the rock formations to the mountain scenes. Gorgeous!

Sharon said...

I have got to get back to Fall Creek Falls - it is so beautiful and I haven't visited in many years. Betsy, you look so trim and healthy. Good job on keeping your weight off. I know it's a constant battle for both of us!!

Daisy said...

What a beautiful, peaceful place to visit! You got some great photos, Betsy!

LV said...

One thing is far sure, with all that hiking and walking, you both should be in great shape. Keep it up.

ladyfi said...

You've really captured the peace and beauty of the place.

Small City Scenes said...

Gorgeous pictures, Betsy. I can almost hear the roar of the water. delicious!! MB

imac said...

The Hikers unite, lol Always enjoy going with you both in your photos.

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

I certainly did enjoy the hike today! The scenery is just lovely.

Carletta said...

You look like you are sitting awfully close to the edge there Betsy. :)
Lovely hike!

Neal said...

Very nice. I love the picture of the mountain....I could sit at that place and just look for a long time.

Chris Rohrer said...

Betsy you look so great!!! I love your treks with all the water. I can only imagine the great eats and stays along these hikes.

Marie said...

You guys are so adorable! I'm so glad you enjoy your hikes together so much! Oh, I love that photo of the rocks reflected in the water! Great post!