Climbing back up toward NC 181, I could hear a lot of water falling. So I knew that there was some kind of cascade or waterfall through the heavy growth of rhododendron, but I couldn't quite get a good look at it. What I finally did end up realizing was that it was a very high series of cascades and drops that--if you could find the right safe spot--might make for an impressive photo.
However, I was alone and in no position to try to find my way down into that little gorge to find such a spot to take a photo. What I could (barely) see through the brush were two big drops that would add up to quite a nice waterfall. I'm certain it's a noted falls/cascade, but I don't know if it has a name or if there are lots of photos online featuring it.
I did the best I could under the circumstances. Even so, I did take a risk and had a hard time scrambling back up to the trail.
|A nice little cascade on the creek. Not sure why someone tied flagging to that limb.|
|I'm pretty sure that this is a fisherman's trail carved over the years through the rhododendron by fly fishermen.|
|This trough splits the two big drops.|
|A very nice campsite along the trail.|