Barkwells, The Dog Lovers' Vacation Retreat
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... to the left, leading down to the falls. Courthouse Falls is a pretty 45-foot waterfall nestled in a cove with high rocks walls surrounding. A thick layer of ice surrounded the narrow chute of water on both sides. We got some pictures here and then hiked back up. We continued hiking down FSR 140 to the gate and then continued past the gate. In about three-quarters of a mile, the road ends at a Middle Waterfall on Courthouse ...
... came in handy. Once past the cliffs, it wasn’t too bad and there was flagging tape conveniently placed to keep us on the path. Soon, we came out at the huge pool at the base of Wintergreen Falls. We had lunch here and enjoyed the view. The water was still flowing but there was ice all over the rock face - it was quite scenic and fitting for a waterfall named Wintergreen. It was quite cold, ...
... down the slope after it. He was unsuccessful in his endeavors however, it was highly amusing to us.
Ellan went ahead to get a head start and we followed after her maybe 10 mins. It would have been less time but we had to stop at the overlook. It was beautiful. Slightly foggy and overcast but you could still see for miles. Talk about vertigo... maybe I was just dehydrated but boy did it feel a little wobbly up there.
... and twist/bang the **** out of my foot. It swelled so big I couldn't even fit my climbing shoe back on... so after this I became what is knows as "Belay *****." Lee had a great climb sesh though. He onsighted some 11's and we giggle at a pompous guide hanging around the crag trying to be big and bad.
I will return and conquer the other routes without incident!
... belly-crawled under thick vegetation, and managed to cross a creek without getting wet. Finally, we came to a path and turned right to head down to Still House Falls. The final descent down to the waterfall was quite steep and required the use of ropes, but after the crazy bushwhack, this didn’t seem so bad. Still House Falls was once the location of an illicit moonshine operation. The difficulty in getting here made this a good spot for ...