Dismal Falls – Autumn 2015 

Dismal Falls

Dismal Falls was amazing!  It’s hard to imagine someone naming a waterfall “Dismal Falls”.  Why would anyone want to see something “Dismal”.  Well, Dismal just happens to be the name of the creek that this amazing waterfall lies on, hence the name “Dismal Falls”.   I was fortunate enough to visit 2 waterfalls named “Dismal” in 2015.  The first was a 15 foot multi-level cascade in SW Virginia near the Cascades, which was very easy to get to.  Then, there is this one in the Panthertown Valley region of North Carolina.  The difficulty goes way up with this one, but so to does the reward. Jim Bob Tinsley wrote in his legendary book “Land of Waterfalls” ….”One of the most foreboding places in the Southern Appalachian Mountains is Dismal Creek in Transylvania County”.   That alone is enough to scare most people away, and certainly worth taking note of….for those that are not.   Continue reading “Dismal Falls – Autumn 2015 “

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Paradise Found

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Paradise has been found…..at least for this Waterfalls hiker. In an effort to treat my fiancé to a special weekend getaway, my searches led me to the Greystone Inn. The reviews alone were amazing. The price, well, it is certainly out of my range most times of the year. Thanks to modern, mobile coupon sites, I was able to come across a deal that was essentially buy one night, get the second night free. Continue reading “Paradise Found”

Waterfall List

Skinny Dip FallsGibbons FallsFirehole FallsHickory Nut FallsElk FallsTriple Falls
High FallsUpper Whitewater FallsTurtleback FallsUpper Creek FallsRainbow FallsDrift Falls
Bridal Veil Falls (Highlands)Dry FallsQuarry FallsCullasaja FallsGlassmine FallsDouglas Falls
Walker FallsFalls between Walker and DouglasWardens FallsFrolictown FallsGranny Burrell FallsWildneress Falls

Waterfall List, a set on Flickr.

The list now sits at 78. If I don’t make it to another one this year, 2012 will have seen me add 30 new waterfalls to my list. With a full time job and busy life, that is a sweet accomplishment. The latest additions towards the bottom include some more waterfalls from Panthertown Valley, Wilson Creek, and the great state of West Virginia. Surely 2013 will get me over the 100 waterfall mark! Here’s to happy waterfall hiking!