High Falls on the West Fork Tuckaseegee River Trip Report 4/18/15

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Most of the time, High Falls, or Cullowhee Falls as it is known to some is a nice, very tall 150 ft waterfall with a low flow. Today, 4/18/15 was the first scheduled dam release this season from Lake Glenvile, that transforms this pretty waterfall into one of the most powerful, raging waterfalls in North Carolina.  The dam release was set to be done at 10:00 am.  While I did not arrive in time to see the “transformation”,  I did get a good glance at the river in its regular flow, driving along NC 107.   Soon after leaving Sylva, NC along NC 107 heading south, the highway runs alongside the great Tuckaseegee River or “The Tuck”, as locals call it.  It’s a fairly wide mountain river with lots of water in it.  After driving through Cullowhee and Western Carolina University, NC 107 follows the river for miles into the small community of Tuckaseegee.  It’s here where the Tuckaseegee meets up with the West Fork of the Tuckaseegee River.  The West Fork was like a creek in size compared to the Tuckaseegee.  NC 107 switches here and follows the West Fork.  Continue reading “High Falls on the West Fork Tuckaseegee River Trip Report 4/18/15”

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