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Return To Hen Wallow Falls

With weather forecast to reach 60 degrees in Knoxville, Tennessee, I decided to wear shorts on a hike to Hen Wallow Falls, a 1.5 hour drive by car – forgetting that temperatures in mountain elevations are often much colder…whoops!

It was 34 degrees when I began my pre-sunrise hike of less than 5 miles out and back, along the Gabes Mountain Trail, through a hemlock and rhododendron (seasonal) forest. At 90-feet tall, I’d visited this waterfall once before, and soon recalled both the inclination and rough surface trail conditions.

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Comments

13 responses to “Return To Hen Wallow Falls”

  1. Indira Avatar

    Beautiful scenes from the waterfalls!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks so much, Indira ~ glad you like it 🙂

  2. DiosRaw Avatar
    DiosRaw

    Wonderful. 🖤

    1. Phil Avatar

      Glad you like it, Amber 🖤

  3. Vivek Sharma Avatar

    Very beautiful place. Liked the pics

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks – glad you like it 👍

  4. Johnny Jones Avatar

    Fantastic photography. The settings certainly look slippy and dangerous too.
    Cheers

    1. Phil Avatar

      Glad you like it, Johnny & thank you 👍 Yes, it was quite slippery around the falls, and with mud/clay on the trail, also.

  5. hcmorris77 Avatar

    I always take a sweatshirt or jacket with me when heading into the mountains, even during the summer. You can almost always guarantee at least a ten degree deference… Hope you stayed warm enough!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks Holly ~ yes, always a good idea. I warmed up quickly, though, once I got started 👍

      1. hcmorris77 Avatar

        moving around always helps 🙂

    1. Phil Avatar

      Glad you like it, Tiffany ~ thanks 🙂

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