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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