Upper Catawba Falls

Beyond a warning sign and detached yellow ‘caution’ ribbons, up a mountain of staggered rock faces and slick, damp soil, blanketed with decaying leaves from last autumn, a less traveled path through mature rhododendron trees led me to the 50-foot tall Upper Catawba Falls.

I’d hiked here once before, at a time when conditions were dry and a convenient climbing rope was intact, but this visit was more of a challenge. As such, all the grander my reward when finally I reached the falls.

This photograph was taken while standing in freezing cold mountain water, on and off for approximately 20 minutes. Later, upon departure, I found a sunny spot along the trail to sit, removing my shoes and wet socks to ring out the water and warm my feet!

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Comments

13 responses to “Upper Catawba Falls”

  1. Indira Avatar

    Beautiful and pristine nature! Great pic and video, Phil!

    1. Phil Avatar

      I’m so glad you have enjoyed it, dear Indira. Thanks for your nice comment, and I wish you a wonderful weekend! 🤗🌹

  2. Inge David Avatar

    Wonderful work! 🌹

    1. Phil Avatar

      Thanks very much, my dear friend Inge! 🌹

  3. Jasmine Avatar

    Woah nice picture!

    1. Phil Avatar

      Glad you like it, Jasmine ~ thank you! 😊🌹

  4. Shanthy (SGR) Avatar
    Shanthy (SGR)

    Waterfall sounds – precious! Thanks for sharing Phil 🙂

    1. Phil Avatar

      Hi, Shanthy ~ so glad that you enjoy the Upper Catawba Falls video! It’s a wonderful area to hike with many beautiful sights to see & sounds to hear. Have a nice week ahead. 🙂

      1. Shanthy (SGR) Avatar
        Shanthy (SGR)

        Thanks Phil..! Marking the spot for future travels.. 🙂

  5. Balle Avatar

    Fantastically beautiful 😍 as always……………

    1. Phil Avatar

      So kind you are, my dear friend Balle ~ thank you! 🤗

      1. Balle Avatar

        With pleasure 😊

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