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... followed the marking tape, had gone about the right distance,
and had to rock-hop upstream a bit to see a not-so-impressive waterfall.
Kevin Adams had rated it a 2, so I wasn’t really expecting much. We
relaxed a bit down here, got some photos, and saw some cute lizards
sunning themselves on the rocks. When we were ready, we had to make the
tremendously difficult bushwhack back ...
... trail and continued a short ways and found a very
steep and difficult path to bushwhack down to her at the base of the
falls. We got some pictures from here and then bushwhacked back up to
the trail and then made our way back to the car. From here, we
continued on the forest road to NC-90 in Edgemont and then got on Brown
Mountain Beech Road at Mortimer and drove to the trailhead for Harper
Creek Trail (260). The small ...
... the rocks at the base of the
falls for some pictures. There’s an interesting “pothole” in the rock
next to the waterfall. When we finished lunch, we headed back up to the
trail and backtracked to the car and made the short drive further up FR
464 to the trailhead for Hunt Fish Falls. There were a lot of cars
here as this is one of the most popular hiking, camping, and swimming
areas. We ...
... close enough to Grandfather Mountain that we could see the mile-high swinging bridge. Soon, we got off the parkway and checked in and got our tent set up. Then we made the short drive to the Wilson Creek area of Pisgah National Forest, where the majority of our planned waterfalls for the trip were located. We continued south on NC-181 to Pittman Gap Road. At the church, we turned right on FR 464 ...
... line between Caldwell and Watauga counties was actually a pretty decent waterfall on Green Mountain Creek, I believe. We parked right at the county line and walked down to a tunnel under the highway for a good view of this waterfall. It appeared the waterfall continued below the road, but there was no way to get down for a view. We then got on the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped at Julian ...