Hubby cut off work a little early one day this month and we ate dinner out, a rarity for us, at Hawg Wild in Pisgah Forest. Then to Skinny Dip Falls.
This cold I’ve had seems like it will never go away, at least the cough and tired part. Grant you, I’m not coughing enough to try the Fisherman cough drops that were recommended. I’ve stopped the mega Vitamin C doses and seriously doubt I’m still contagious, so I’ll be venturing out in public again. It always bugs me when someone out spreading their various bugs about in places so I tried to stay home and not share. I’ve washed my hands so much they’re dry and itchy, but I think hubby has avoided this catching one.
I didn’t carry the tripod so I didn’t capture my typical waterfall photos of Pot Branch Falls. Should’ve worn my rainboots so I could just walk through the 2 streams getting there. Maybe in several years after I wait for the tree to fall in the middle of the falls, I’ll go back, and the pretty Rotweiller is a friend’s girl. Continue reading
On the way to our first waterfall, as we passed near the Davidson river, I was on the lookout for the eagle that had been spotted near there. I saw something large and hubby turned around and went back. I still couldn’t tell what it was until it turned its head revealing it was a heron. Continue reading
High Shoals Falls took about 90 minutes to get to. Kevin Adams book had us taking exit 105 and my GPS said 104. Not sure if one is better than the other. On the road to get there it didn’t really like we’d be finding a visitor center and a state park. Adams said as we crossed the bridge at Jacob Fork to look upstream to see a nice cascade. I was reminded he drives a truck that sits higher. In my car, we saw a concrete wall.
My sister-in-law had been to an event at South Mountain State Park last year, where she held a hawk on her arm, but they didn’t see the waterfall because it was labeled as strenuous. As we hiked, I thought, this must be one Kevin marked as strenuous because of the stairs. I prefer that to bushwhacking or rock hopping, I think the High Shoals Falls Loop trail was a 2 1/2 mile hike, but for 3/4 of it, it felt like we were going uphill. No really- up hill both ways until the last leg, considerably past High Shoals Falls in the loop. If I hadn’t already used my blood moon for 4of52, I would’ve used this shot. Just like the week before I had several shots taken this week to choose just one from. Continue reading
I made a resolution a long time ago to never make resolutions again but it doesn’t stop me from looking back and looking forward. Continue reading