Friday September 6, 2019
Where do I begin? Today was amazing. Beautiful falls. Greating hiking trails. Amazing weather. I definitly felt blessed today.
My first stop was Key Falls. It is off a tributary of the French Broad River. The water flow was pretty low and hard to see in my pictures. You may have to zoom in to see better.
Then off to the Dupont State Forest to see Triple Falls, High Falls and Hooker Falls. They are all well worth the trip. They all can be hiked to from the same parking area. I manged to park perfectly today. The key is no lines in the parking area! All three falls are on the Little River. I did see a couple of people fly fishing and I saw two yesterday on my way down the gravel road from Courthouse Falls. Fly fishing seems to be big in this area. There is a fly fishing outfitter just down the road from the campground I am staying at.
One thing’s for sure about Triple Falls. When you see it you won’t question how it got its name! This waterfall was featured the The Hunger Games. This is where Katniss finds Peeta camouflaged against the rock.
One my way to High Falls I saw some furry butts. There was a large group of lamas. I didn’t stop other than to take a few pictures. There were so many people there I just passed by.
When I got to High Falls I saw some naked butts! A couple of skinny dippers with no shame at all.
High Falls was massive with a huge amout of water flow.
By the time I got to Hooker Falls it was afternoon and the Falls were crowded. There were people picnicing, swimming and sunbathing.
This was another huge waterfall with a massave amount of water flow. You may recognize the falls from The Last of the Mohicans.
Berkley has got this figure out. After hiking for a while he just calls it quiting time. Then I carry him the rest of the way in my pack.
This is how we roll.
Once back at camp Berkley finds a sunny spot to rest in.
I enjoy a glass of wine while working on some continuing education credits to maintain my dental hygienist liscense.
In the late afternoon the chickens come back an take up residence in my camp.
This is the view from the bridge that I have to drive over to get to the campground. There are campsites right on this river. The French Broad River.