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Travel Blogs from Murphy
... We ended up heading to a trout pond for an hour - Matt was thrilled to catch 2 trout. The owner was really nice to him - he was having trouble catching the 2nd trout (with corn kernels!) and I explained we were pressed for time. The owner brought out worms to help speed things up and coached him a little until he eventually became the proud owner of 2 nice-sized trout (that ...
... flow so nicely through the river. There were many small cascades and a
lot of healthy moss along the way. After a mile we reached the falls. Amicalola
was over 700 feet tall and very impressive to see. The falls did not crash
straight down 700 feet, they stretched through sections of rock, splashing and
pouring down as multiple cascades. Now
the fun part: 600 steps to the top! After a quick debate, we were all in. A few
breaks to catch our breath, we made it to the ...
... Turned back earlier than we had planned because the trail kept leading up and up and up.
Then on our way back to the cabin we stopped at Cable Cove. Our hosts told us it had a nice creek to play in. We stopped in an empty campsite and took a look at the creek running behind it. The kids decided they didn't want the creek but wanted to play in the lake at the boat launch ...
... switched to hiking shoes and hiked the waterfall trail that started right from the same parking lot. We did cut it short after an hour or so as we figured the boys would be done.
We returned to find the two men snoozing while Matt and Esen ran around them in circles. They had also found some awesome glittery iron pyrites, one in the shape of a heart, in the creek.
We would definitely go back!
... br> Phan did fall out of his raft once and I almost fell out when I was too busy trying to take photos to concentrate. It was super fun but very exhausting as we had to paddle very hard to get through the rapids without getting stuck. Was tempted to rent the 2-person duckies instead of the raft because they are supposed to be easier to maneuver - but stuck with the cheapest option.