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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13 responses to “Upper Catawba Falls”

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

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

    1. Thanks very much, my dear friend Inge! 🌹

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

  2. Shanthy (SGR) Avatar

    Waterfall sounds – precious! Thanks for sharing Phil 🙂

    1. 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

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

  3. Fantastically beautiful 😍 as always……………

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

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