It’s a fine October day in Highlands North Carolina. I was in town to attend a waterfall photography workshop at Dry Falls offered by Deborah Scannell Photography. Arriving in town several hours prior to the workshop, I planned to see a waterfall or two before it began. This is a waterfall-rich area, so there are quite a few to choose from. I looked at the ones that I had yet to see on the WC100, and chose Secret Falls. Secret Falls is also known as Big Shoals. It is a beautiful 50 foot waterfall on a fairly high volume creek called “Big Creek”. Secret Falls has helped get me officially to the halfway mark of the WC100. 50 down, 50 to go!
Dry Falls is just an amazing waterfall. How lucky are we in North Carolina that this unique, powerful 70 foot Cullasaja gem falls right next to US 64 and is super accessible for just about all? This would be a waterfall easily worth hiking 5-10 miles one way for. Read more