Sunday, January 20, 2008

What's In a Name?

Sometimes I stumble upon waterfalls that are without names. Too small or isolated to have ever been tagged, I suppose. No less impressive and no less beautiful.


This one was along the Virginia Creeper Trail near Damascus, Virginia.

I took this photo with a telephoto setting. It's located very high up in the Middle Prong Wilderness Area in western North Carolina. This falls descends from a ridge on Green Knob, somewhere between 5,500 feet and 5,800 feet above sea level, making it--perhaps--the highest elevation watefall in the East. Someday I'd like to bushwhack to this waterfall. But, as it's in a very rugged part of a relatively isolated wilderness, I'll have to have some other hikers along to make the attempt. It's on my to-do list.

Another unnamed waterfall that I saw in Tennessee not far from the Bald River Gorge Wilderness Area. Water levels were high on the day I took this photo, so this falls might not be so impressive on a normal day. To me, though, it was quite beautiful.






3 comments:

Wilderness1 said...

That's Baby Falls on the Tellico River.... It's been named for 30 years

Wilderness1 said...

That's Baby Falls on the Tellico River.... It's been named for 30 years

HemlockMan said...

Cool! Thanks!