Monday, May 10, 2010

Root Cellar

In order to reach this cascade, hikers spend so much effort focusing on their steps that they tend to grow fond of roots. Near Highlands, N.C., the trail to Glen Falls is well worn, so much so that it's hard to avoid tripping on the roots that criss-cross it from beginning to end. This 50-foot falls in the Nantahala National Forest, is at the base of a curving, downhill trail of about 1 mile. Before reaching the base of the falls, the Forest Service has created overlooks that allow views of the stream that feeds the falls and a spectacular view from the very top of the falls. But the real treat is at the base of this falls. Multiple streams of water create what appears to be bands of silk. To return to, click here.

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