Wild & Wonderful West Virginia

  

Wild & Wonderful West Virginia…really sounds like a great place, and it is.  West Virginia is loaded with waterfalls. I do not know why until this point, I have only made 1 visit into this area.   From my location in west-central North Carolina, the waterfalls of West Virginia are the same distance, is some cases closer than the waterfalls of North & South Carolina.  This is an exciting discovery for me and my future exploration of new waterfalls.  I like to mix it up, and  visit different areas.  My trip on this late April day was to ride into West Virginia, see one of the most popular, photographed waterfalls in West Virginia, Cathedral Falls, keep heading northeast to Blackwater Falls State Patk, then head back home to North Carolina via a route through Virginia.  My route chosen in Virginia came included some nearby waterfall options as well.  It would largely depend on time.   Continue reading “Wild & Wonderful West Virginia”

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Falling Springs Falls

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I’ve been taking some time this summer to visit our neighboring state to the north, Virginia. It does just happen to be my birth state. One thing I have noticed about Virginia, is that waterfalls seem to be…somewhat less abundant than in my home state of North Carolina, and in Tennessee. I have now found my way to 6 up here, and they have been most impressive. I have been to the Cascade Falls several times, and absolutely love it. I also have made one trip to the Crabtree Falls in Virginia, and really enjoyed the hike to the top of the many smaller cascades that make up this large waterfall area.  Some other trips into Virginia included hikes to Cobweb Falls, Little Stony Falls and the Waterfall on Logan Creek.  My latest trek took me well up into the Alleghany Highlands. This is a land rich in history, and has one of Virginia’s finest waterfalls, Falling Springs Falls. It is said that Thomas Jefferson was once enchanted with this place, I can surely see why!

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