Blackwater Falls


I’ve wanted to visit Blackwater Falls….for years now.  The problem is that it has always been “just out of reach”. I reside in central NC, and I make trips into central and southern West Virginia several times a year.  Northern West Virginia doubles the 2 1/2 hour ride I normally set aside for West Virginia explorations.  The main reason I was headed to West Virginia in the first place was to find water.  Western NC, SC and eastern TN have been suffering abnormally dry starts to the summer of 2016, but not the Virginias.  Facebook photos of favorite NC waterfalls were displaying pitifully low waterflows, rendering rivers into trickling creeks.  On the Saturday of my departure, WV had just suffered 8-10 inches of rain in places two days prior, and there were reports of flooding in areas.   This was where I would find water.   Continue reading “Blackwater Falls”

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