Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Best... till Last

I am now home just fired up the Keurig and had a nice cup of coffee, but I wanted to finish blogging about my much needed and ever so appreciative of getting the chance to do this road trip!! 
I left off at the natural Bridge I did that on Saturday...and Sunday was a driving day to get me back south via I-81 S to I-26 E through Kingsport, TN then into NC near Brevard/Hendersonville. The leaf color was still awesome!


 I planned to attend  the Tour'de Falls in Dupont State Forest in NC.  The whole thing is put on by the Friends of the Forest a very aggressive Volunteer group and they do 2 of these tours a year.  The history of the Dupont forest is connected to the chemical industry as the name implies...you can Google it up for more info I will hit the highlights!! OH---- these falls locations have been used in movies such as Last of the Mohicans, as well as Hunger Games!


The tour included a ride on small gravel roads in a school bus  with lots of other like minded folks I enjoyed the company of for the day.  



The forest is so packed with trails and WATERFALLS!! There's 6 on the property along with 2 lakes and lots of creeks, rivers, and TREES!


The first stop on our tour was the Triple falls! Its  huge each drop is about 30 ft..and it was gushing with water..


the upper levels....


some people for scale...


next on the tour was High Falls! and its just that...100ft! 


Tons of water!!  Notice the people in the lower right


I did make some videos I will upload when I get a chance...one cool thing about high falls is
It tumbles over the edge after passing under the covered bridge that we rumbled over in our little bus..


The 3rd on our tour was Bridal Veil...it has the veil ...


and then a long slide down!!


I slept that night at the Black Forest Family Campground..an awesome place to camp clean, roomy, fully loaded and pretty with a real friendly family owning and operating it they even have a pancake breakfast on their huge front porch on Sunday mornings..


Then Monday Casey and I hiked to the Hooker Falls it was not a long hike, maybe only 0.6 mi ...it was really a nice falls small but lots of water and quite wide!!





Lastly Casey slept in the cool shade in the van while I hiked the 2.8 mi to Grassy Creek Falls, kinda of disappointed in this as it should have been called a slide, but I did enjoy the hike and it was very pretty!!


Then I drove home!!! OMG I had a blast and could keep going forever!!


...and life goes on. 


PEACE
Eleanor Roosevelt: You must do the thing you think you can not.

12 comments:

  1. Love all the waterfalls and the cool covered bridge. That last picture looks like you took it from a plane. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful trip.

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    1. Thanks Barb and than you for your great comments, always appreciated!

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  2. I thought your other photos were just great but yes you saved the best for last. I love the one where it looks like a wall of running curtains. So glad you had such a wonderful trip. maybe you can get in another one soon. Thank you for sharing all these beautiful places

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    1. Thank you Jo for following along Ive enjoyed your comments!! I hope I get to go somewhere again soon...I do love the adventure of going somewhere!

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  3. Stunning. Those falls against the leaf coloured backdrop are spectacular.
    So glad you had a great trip; much needed after recent events.

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    1. Keith, I appreciate you following along, and all your nice comments on my blog!! I almost feel normal again...:o) even tho I was never normal..lol

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  4. So many more wows here! You must have added quite a few waterfalls to your list with this trip... all of them gorgeous. Glad you had a great time and that Casey made for good company!

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    1. Hi Jen thank you for following along on my Fall whirlwind trip..It was fun and I really could have used a second week!

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  5. Those falls are stunning Sondra. Never seen slides quite as impressive as those.

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    1. Hi Adam, I did enjoy the long water slides!

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  6. These colors are amazing. and you know how id love those the waterfalls. Your photos are amazing.

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    1. Thank you for those nice words! I had a lot of fun with my camera, it was relaxing to only worry about whether I was getting good light!!

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