An Unexpected Blast From the Past

The Golden State, back in our Golden Age I was recently rooting through some of my old photographs from the pre-digital and early digital age...the days when you still had to get pictures 'developed' before you could see them. I must admit I have no nostalgia for this age whatsoever. My purpose was to dig …

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Whitewater Falls, a (drop in the) Bucket List

 Waterfall Week II: Whitewater Falls Almost every Bucket List of waterfalls in North Carolina has Whitewater Falls near the top. Why? Well, as well say in Boston, it’s Wicked Big!!! According to Romantic Asheville, Whitewater Falls is a total of 811 feet high*! Woo Hoo! It’s Wicked Huge!!! In fact it’s the tallest Waterfall East …

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Get Ready to go BACK over the Falls!

Waterfall Week II is here! It’s time to take the plunge once again and examine the cascades, spouts, grottoes, hollows and other natural waterworks that are collectively known as waterfalls. In the Southern Appalachians there are a lot of waterfalls. In North Carolina alone there are probably hundreds…the Wikipedia list of just the NAMED popular …

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A Hidden Gem at Falls Lake!

  Blue Jay Point County Park, Wake County, NC **We have added Blue Jay Point County Park to our list of best local hikes. The park hosts part of the Mountains to Sea Trail, the continuous footpath that links the twin highlights of the Tar Heel State...it's fabulous seacoast and its mountainous Western Border. It …

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The Ramsey Cascades, an Epic Southern Waterfall Hike

Waterfalls Week: The Ramsey Cascades *We have added the Ramsey Cascades to the list of Best Hikes in the Southern Appalachians. All things considered, we think it may be the best hike to any waterfall in the Southern US, at least that we’ve done so far. It’s the only waterfall in the Eastern US that …

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Waterfalls Week: Where the Hen Wallows(?)

Hen Wallow Falls, GSMNP, TN The First Waterfall on the list for Waterfalls week is a relatively good sized one named Hen Wallow Falls, located on the Tennessee side of Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Hen Wallow Falls is 90 feet tall…but like most eastern waterfalls that drop is not accomplished a single straight plunge. …

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Get Ready for Waterfall Week!!!

Waterfall Week! There is something undeniably pleasant and harmonious about the sight of moving water. Hence, the attraction to waterfalls, those fountains of nature. Everybody loves ‘em, right? Maybe not. If you’re a serious hiker, my bet is that you probably don’t dislike them, but you probably don’t love them either. Most serious hikers I …

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