Blessed Day

Friday September 6, 2019

High Falls

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.

Key Falls

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.

Triple Falls

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.

Hooker Falls

This was another huge waterfall with a massave amount of water flow. You may recognize the falls from The Last of the Mohicans.

Hooker falls

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.

9 thoughts on “Blessed Day

  1. Wow, Amy! Welcome home👍 Beautiful!
    pics. That bridge looked really narrow for a rig your size to comfortably drive over. I’d rather I-turn on gravel road😁

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  2. LOL @ the skinny dippers.

    How cool to see places that are featured in the movies. I remember when I stayed at Appalachian Dreamer Hostel, he was telling us that the lake scene from ‘Dirty Dancing’ was filmed just down the road…but I didn’t get to see it. I think it’s interesting to see places that are featured in the movies.

    Poor Berkley. 😦 He seems like a trooper, though. Sweet pic of you two!

    I can’t believe that you’ve seen both llamas and chickens on this trip into nature. Give those chickens some treats, man! They already like you, (as evidenced by them ‘hainging’ with you there) but they will like you even more if you give them a treat. (They like bread, oats, tomatoes, lettuce, protein of any kind, eggs…nuts seeds, etc. If you give them something that is not good for them, most of the time, they won’t eat it, instinctively knowing it’s bad for them.) If you give them treats, maybe they will lay an egg or two for you!

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    1. OMG, I thought about giving those chickens a treat. I just didnt want to give them something that was bad for them and make them sick. So I played it safe and didn’t give them anything. I am home now and bummed I didn’t give them a treat. I will know for next time and those chickens will be spoiled!

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      1. Just now signing in to see this comment! Oh, well. 🙂 I think you absolutely did the right thing if you were afraid of making them sick. I think it’s so amazing that they were there! …and kind of sad, too. They must have a rough life. They are very vulnerable to predators at night. That’s why they sleep in a hen house when people own them. I think you should take comfort int he fact that they felt safe by you. 🙂 Glad you made it home safely!

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      2. PS: It’s fun to feed chickens because they love to eat and really get into it…especially if it’s a treat…something they don’t normally eat. The only thing I wouldn’t give them is something with sugar. They WILL eat that, but it’s not really good for them.

        Also, if you talk to them, they usually respond back with chicken noises, so it’s not like you are a ‘crazy chicken lady’ because they are actually talking back to you. LOL.

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