Sunday, March 14, 2010

Double Feature

Pressing on just makes the prize that much sweeter in one national forest.
In the Chattahoochee National Forest along the border between northeast Georgia and western North Carolina, two waterfalls offer views that are unique and distinct.
Holcomb Falls, pictured to the left, is the first one encountered after hiking about a mile along a narrow, downhill trail. Holcomb features two distinct levels. The upper falls appears to cascade down multiple levels, while the lower level splashes over rocks and downed trees before reaching the trail crossing. On my first trip to the falls, freezing temperatures had created an almost 2-foot thick sheet of ice. My focus on the second trip was much higher. The cascade reminds me of a slinky, working its way down a staircase.

About 300 yards deeper into the forest, the second falls twists and winds its way through the forest.
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