Fall Creek Falls – Mayo River State Park   4 comments

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With a little spare time on my hands this week, I decided to go check out a waterfall that I learned was due north of Greensboro, NC. I found this one while reading a blog post from Mark Caskie on his “Line of Cedars” blog:

http://lineofcedars.wordpress.com/2012/04/11/fall-creek-falls-mayo-river-state-park/

This means that I will actually be driving east, the one direction that usually is not used in waterfall directions from my location. Mayo River State Park is one of North Carolina’s newest state parks. With a few picnic areas, 2 short hiking trails, and a small fishing pond, I have to say that I was not overwhelmed by the options or scenery, especially compared to Hanging Rock State Park, which sits a few miles to the west. They are however in their infancy, and I am sure that better things are to come. They are headed in the right direction, because now …… They have a waterfall!

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Trash Can Falls – aka Laurel Creek Falls 2014   Leave a comment

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It’s been nearly 2 years since I wrote my first blog about Trash Can Falls. Since then, it has been my most viewed blog entry month after month. It can be seen here: http://waterfallshiker.com/2012/08/05/trash-can-falls/.
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Kings Creek Falls, SC – Waterfalls Hiker’s 100th Waterfall   3 comments

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I have been anticipating my 100th waterfall and what it would be, as I got closer and closer. I had visions of being on a boat on the US/Canada border soaking in Niagra Falls for this milestone. Reality had different plans for me, and on a July Sunday in which I put myself in front of 3 new waterfalls, Kings Creek Falls in northern South Carolina became the 100th waterfall that I have made my way to.

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Eastatoe Falls – My First Look At A Beautiful, Private Waterfall   Leave a comment

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Eastatoe Falls was the first waterfall on my list for this mid July waterfall run. This is a great waterfall to plan on a day when visiting nearby Twin Falls in SC, or some of the waterfalls up on NC 215.  This one was to be different. I have seen a number of images of this gorgeous waterfall but was not sure how to see it. It is on private property.

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Twin Falls, SC   Leave a comment

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One of my focuses of 2014 was to see more waterfalls that were “new to me”. Along with revisiting others and improving the existining photography, I want to expand my waterfall base. This mid July weekend was good, as I added 4 new waterfalls to my list. I would have to say that of the 4 new waterfalls, this one, Twin Falls goes down as my favorite.

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Graveyard Fields – Reopened and Improved!   Leave a comment

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Graveyard Fields has now been reopened after being closed for several months for some much needed “upgrades”. This is an extremely popular Blue Ridge Parkway destination, and just wasn’t designed for the amount of traffic it has become accustomed to in recent years. While I was in the area in mid July, I stopped by to see the changes for myself.

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Take the Plunge: Area Swimming Holes Provide Relief From Heat – High Country Press   Leave a comment

Looking for a list of swimming holes in the Boone, NC area to cool off? I found a nice list of some from an article in 2010. I would like to add that the directions to Hebron Colony Falls are no longer accurate. They now must be accessed from the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Julian Price Park area. Tickets will be issued if cars are parked using the old route.

Take the Plunge: Area Swimming Holes Provide Relief From Heat – High Country Press.

Posted June 28, 2014 by Chris Berrier in Hiking

Trash Can Falls   Leave a comment

Originally posted on Waterfalls Hiker:

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One of my planned stops on this August weekend was to see Trash Can Falls while in the Boone area. Trash Can Falls is a 15 foot waterfall, and a very popular swimming hole especially with the local Appalachian State University kids. Not all of the waterfall books or sites have this one listed. I have driven right past it a number of times without even knowing it was there.

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Posted June 28, 2014 by Chris Berrier in Hiking

Dry Falls…A 3 Video Perspective   Leave a comment

Dry Falls is just an amazing waterfall. How lucky are we in North Carolina that this unique, powerful 70 foot Cullasaja gem falls right next to US 64 and is super accessible for just about all? This would be a waterfall easily worth hiking 5-10 miles one way for. Read the rest of this entry »

A Lazy Day in Little Switzerland and Grassy Creek Falls   Leave a comment

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I had it all planned out! A cloudy forecasted Saturday in the high country with showers around meant that I was going to get some wonderful photographs of waterfalls on this day. I headed west into the clouds with great anticipation.

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