The first falls we got to is Bridal Veil Falls which cascades over old 64 West. At one time (and we actually did it 15 years ago) you could drive under the falls but in 2003 a large boulder fell from the cliff above and they have roped it off for safety!
|See the rainbow?|
The next falls we came to was Dry Falls and they were anything but dry! When we came thru here years ago, my husband stood under the falls and I took his photo. Today they did not let anyone down to the trail as the water was coming over the falls too heavily. You would get drenched walking behind them. I had to take my shots from the overlook above. The name comes from usually being able to walk behind them and stay dry!
|The walkway is barely visible!|
The river just roars through the gorge and at times it was very scary to look down. The narrow two lane road is cut into a rock cliff with just a metal guardrail between you and a serious drop of hundreds of feet.
We were looking for the final falls on the road and somehow missed the turnoff. We turned around once out of the gorge and headed back up. No wonder we missed the tiny overlook barely big enough for one car! Don parked the car and stayed with it while I ran over to get a shot of the Cullasaja Falls. The brochure warned about being very careful here and I can see why but the falls were worth it.!
Now that we have been to Highlands from our present location, we will be going back more often as it is much closer. Just an hour and a half drive brings us to another world!