One of the things that I did was drop my camera off of a huge waterfall. I've told that story here before. In trying to get that camera out of the pool of water at the base of the falls I ended up falling and really hurting myself. I got one hell of a hematoma on my hip when I went down hard.
At any rate, the trip was, despite the dropped camera and the subsequent fall, one of the prettiest and most pleasant vacations I'd had in some time. The views still rank up there with the best I've witnessed in a while.
Here's some video footage I shot.
The falls where I dropped the camera. You can imagine my horror as it bounced right into that water and went over the event horizon. That's exactly what happened about five minutes after I shot this video. Weirdly, after drying it out, the camera kind of survived the drop and dunking, but later succumbed to the damage. It was the best camera I ever had. Alas.
This video was taken even earlier. I was enjoying the solitude and the beauty of the cove hardwood forest so much that I had to stop and record it. There's not much more peaceful than a southern Appalachian hardwood forest. It's pretty damned amazing.
The edge of the falls.