Hampton Inn & Suites Cashiers-Sapphire Valley
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Travel Blogs from Sapphire
... At a point, I
couldn’t go any further, because the wind was so strong, I was afraid I’d get
blown over on the wet rocks. When we
were done, we started making the hike back down. Although we had the falls to ourselves, we
saw quite a few people hiking up on our way down. A nice thing about camping at the park is you
can get an early start and avoid the crowds.
... Quickly, we realized we had
gone the wrong way and turned around to take the right fork to a wooden platform
overlooking The Narrows. Eastatoe Creek
drops 600 feet through the preserve, culminating at The Narrows, where it flows
through narrow channels. Heading back
up, we stopped to put some marking tape on a tree indicating that the falls are
to the right, and then made the hike back up.
... colors. The upper cascades were a murky brown color, while the lower cascades were white. I got some pictures of the falls from the front and side, before we headed back to the vehicles. Along the way, we saw a turtle along the trail and a huge yellow mushroom. Grace is in a mycology club and helped us find and identify many of the interesting mushrooms and fungi that we saw along the trails. Back at the vehicles, Jim was almost out of gas. ...
... Todd was looking for unsweetened tea.....honey, you're in the south, that's sacrilegious. I asked the male cashier if they had unsweetened tea, and he replied in a very sweet voice that we were in the south, and EVERYTHING is sweet down here....yes, he was.....
Stopped at Legends biker bar in Maggie for nachos and a few beers. First time I had ever been in that place - it's usually too crowded with more of those loud, dirty biker types....��
... Good lunch though.
I *******-out for 2 hours while Todd sat on the balcony watching the river. Didn't go to dinner; just munched on **** we got at the local gas station/hot dog joint/drug store/liquor store.
Early to bed again. I am babying my poor sun-burned face, but I think I cracked it laughing so hard at the show "Porter Ridge". A show about hill-billies - absolutely hysterical....not much on the tube down here.