“There’s no better place to find yourself than sitting by a waterfall and listening to its music” ― Roland R Kemler
One of my favorite things to do in the mountains is to go waterfall hunting. There are so many incredible falls to see in the North Carolina mountains. I love the sounds and sights of waterfalls. Often I will record waterfalls with my phone in order to relive the memory of seeing them for the first time. Some falls are easy to get to, while others take a little bit of work to see. Catawba Falls takes about a 3 mile round trip hike. It isn’t an easy hike either. Going to the falls is straight uphill the entire time. McGalliard Falls on the other hand is pretty easy to get to. The falls in set in the middle of a park. It’s a short and paved walk down to where the falls are located. You do have to walk down a steep hill, but it isn’t too bad.
I took a couple different shots of the falls. The first spot I photographed was right at the end of the path. This might be the more common spot to take photos of the falls with. I went down the creek a little bit trying to get to see how far I could go, and found this other pretty cool view of the falls. I had to sit down in order to get the best view of it. The trick was getting back to the path without plunging into the creek with my camera and gear in tow (this photo is posted right above this paragraph). Needless to say I made it across dry. I thought the one where I was further down the creek would have been more popular. I did an Instagram poll, and most of my followers preferred the photo I took right at the end of the path (the feature image). This was a wonderful stop on our way back home from apple picking. Sometimes the best stops are the ones you Google while on the road.
Check out all of the images I took below, and let me know which one is your favorite.