Karl Wallenda Tower

photoKarl Wallenda Tower RemainsBridal Veil Falls - Ga

Karl Wallenda Tower, a set on Flickr.

While hiking to the top of the Tallulah Gorge on the North Rim, you will walk past an old, rusty tower. My first thoughts were, “How Trashy”. When you get a little closer and read the sign, these are the remains of the towers that held the wire for Karl Wallenda to walk across the Gorge back in 1970. After just watching his grandson George Wallenda do his spectacular walk across Niagra Falls last week, this was a pretty cool piece of history to stumble up on. The other tower can be found along the South Rim Trail, probably rusting away as well. The waterfall in the pictures is Oceana Falls. I included them because this was the location and to give an idea of how far up Karl was when he did this. The sign said that during the walk, he did 2 headstands…..Crazy!!,


Author: waterfallshiker

I gave up the video game playing, TV watching lifestyle years back now. There just had to be more to life. I discovered a love for waterfalls on Christmas day 2008, at Elk River Falls in Elk Park NC. While not initially realizing it, this opened a whole new world, and lifestyle for me. I now love to spend my free time, hiking to waterfalls, and mountain tops in search of pristine views. This has also led me to a love of photography and blogging. While i am still not an expert at either several years in to this, I love the challenges that both offer me. I see my skills getting better at both as time goes by. Sharing what I see via social media brings me great joy. I love the feedback, good and bad. I love to see what others are able to show as well. I created my blog "WaterfallsHiker", originally to just help myself keep up with my travels, not really with any real purpose in mind. After 2 years on this blog, I see that It has evolved into a combination of an information site, and a place to show off my progress as an amateur photographer. I try to do it all and include some bits of my personality as well. It is something I really enjoy doing. When I am not working on this hobby, I can be found on a golf course, spending time with my beautiful fiance and her daughter, or working my 40 hours a week at Costco.

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