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