Tallulah Gorge – October

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After a wonderful weekend viewing the colors in SW North Carolina, I had a Monday free. I decided to revisit the Tallulah Gorge in northern Georgia. My first visit here was in 2012, on a hot summer day. I had no idea what a gorge pass was then, and by the time I got there, all 100 had been distributed out. A gorge pass, allows you to enter the gorge floor, explore areas further that those on the main trails can not. Heading out early on a week day in October, I was sure to get one on this day……

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Deliverance

Oceana Falls by waterfallshiker
Oceana Falls, a photo by waterfallshiker on Flickr.

This is the last of the 3 waterfalls I visited at Tallulah Gorge. This one is called L’eau d’Or Falls. It is roughly 46 feet high. It will look familiar to some as the waterfall from one of the dramatic scenes in the movie “Deliverance”. I haven’t watched it in awhile, but I believe Burt Reynolds’ arm was broken by this point and Ned Beaty stayed with him while Jon Voight was forced to climb out of this 600 ft gorge for help. It is one heck of a climb even using the well built stairs, 531 from top to bottom. I am ready to watch the film again and look for other familiar scenes from the gorge now!