Thursday, June 27, 2013

Navigating Nantahala - Western North Carolina

I heard of the beauty of this place from a few people that I had met around Georgia but really didn't think too much of it being they seemed to talk it up to something that I thought could not be true.  Sure enough, I was wrong!  Leaving from the quaint town of Franklin at the crack of down bound for Highlands, I discovered some of the most beautiful waterfalls I have seen in my life, after those of Glacier/Avalanche Lake and Yosemite of course!   Although, scaling down steep slopes composed of pine needles and soft mountain soil after a heavy rain can make for some near death encounters!  (Voice of experience speaking!)  If the conditions allow, getting a view from the bottom of these falls is more than worth it, just be careful!

The Waterfalls: top row, left to right: Cullasaja Falls, above then from the bottom; Dry Falls from the bottom.  Middle row, left is Dry Falls, on the right is one of the tiers of Glenn Falls. Below, left and middle is Bridal Veil Falls, and on the right is another tier of Glenn Falls near the small mountain town of Highlands, North Carolina.

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