Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Amicalola Falls

Amicalola Falls is an unusual waterfall in that you can stand at the very top of it (view above) and then follow steps (475 of them!) and a trail to the base of it.

This waterfall is in a state park, near where the Applachian Trail begins (or ends if you are from Maine :-).

Lisa let me out at the top and I walked down the steps and met them along the trail after they parked at the base. I can not imagine building those steps on such rugged terrain!
The view above is one seen as you come down the steps. Then, you reach a bridge where you actually cross over the waterfall and see it close up and personal.

Above is the bridge that crosses over the falls. The stream goes down and forms a pond at the bottom where visitors were fishing.

Another falls I will have to go see in Autumn!

(I accidentally posted the Wisteria Tree post early, so that is why there are two posts with the same date)
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6 comments:

Peggy Maier said...

These are so beautiful!

kmassman said...

I'm usually a lurker, but I have to say I think I found our vacation destination! Thanks for sharing so many beautiful pictures!

Mary said...

Isn't nature beautiful.....thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

Jan Castle said...

I wondered about that posting!!! LOL!
Absolutely gorgeous pictures Holly...sure would like to visit that area again and see these falls! With your pics I feel like I'm there!!! Thank you.
Jan

Jan Castle said...

I wondered about that posting!!! LOL!
Absolutely gorgeous pictures Holly...sure would like to visit that area again and see these falls! With your pics I feel like I'm there!!! Thank you.
Jan

Jan Castle said...

OOps, sorry about the double comment! Mr. Word Verification said my word did not match and so I put in the next word it showed...and THEN saw that my last comment did, in fact, post! Oh well...just skip the second go around!
Jan