High Falls

High Falls in DuPont State Forest 

I haven’t been to DuPont State Forest in several years now.  It is a great place, with some wonderful waterfalls.  These waterfalls are some of the very early ones visited that really planted the “Waterfall Chasing” seed in me.  However, due to its ease of access, numerous trails, numerous waterfalls varying in size and shape, …

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

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 …

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High Falls (Thompson River)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_L47m-b80Q After spending some time at the very nice White Owl Falls, I had time for maybe 1 more waterfall before it was time to call it a day. Mother Nature had already chased me away from my planned destinations for this day. Somehow I had found myself along the Thompson River, a mysterious river …

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An Early Taste of Fall in Far Western NC

It’s early fall in western NC again!! While we wait here in the piedmont for the leaves to change, the beautiful color transformation is already well underway in the mountains of NC, especially above 5000 ft. As I write this, color is moving down the mountains a little each day. This report is about a …

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DuPont State Forest – January Thaw 2013

<a Well, call it déjà vu…..unseasonably warm weather in January again. It seems like I was writing about this last year at this time when my Waterfallshiker blog began. A week has passed by since my last hike and entry. At that point I was hiking to a beautiful 69 foot waterfall in Virginia through …

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Dupont Forest – NC Waterfalls 101

Dupont Forest is to me what is best described as “NC Land of the Waterfalls 101”.  I am often asked by friends, co-workers, and family/extended family members where a good place would be to go see some waterfalls.   My answer is almost always Dupont Forest.  I have seen quite a few waterfalls in NC. …

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