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Catawba Falls, Old Fort, North Carolina

This is an easy hike from the parking area. Years ago access to the falls was on private land but that has changed and there is a nice parking area with restrooms. When we were there the bridge across the creek was closed but I am sure that will be temporary. Park on the side of the road away from the house.
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Courthouse Falls, North Carolina

We first visited this waterfall in June 2004 on a rain drenched weekend of Geocaching. We found the cache within sight of the falls and did not remain long because of the rain.
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Dill Falls, North Carolina

We first visited this waterfall in 2003. We liked this one because we could drive almost to the falls and there was no one there but us. A Geocache was located within 100 feet of the waterfall. Many of the waterfalls we visited in the early 2000's were because of nearby Geocaches.
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Dry Falls, North Carolina

This is a very popular waterfall. It is beside the road with an easy paved trail. The thunderous roar of the water is a neat experience from behind the falls.
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Elk River Falls, North Carolina

This was another waterfall we visited because there was a Geocache nearby. I was not too impressed with this waterfall because there was a lot of trash in the water. We were not accustomed to seeing that.
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Granny Burrel Falls, North Carolina

In the summer of 2009 Laurie was a foster mom for two boys. We all spent a week in the western North Carolina mountains playing in streams and waterfalls.
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Katahdin Falls in Baxter State Park, Maine

I don't have parking coordinates for this waterfall. We planned to go white water rafting in Maine and we arrived at the campground early so we went exploring. Baxter State Park was close. We visited and decided to hike to these falls. I did not even take my tripod so I took the waterfall photos with my camera pressed against a tree to keep it steady. The waterfalls were pretty nice.
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Log Hollow Falls, North Carolina

We were Geocaching with my brother and his wife when we found these waterfalls. These photos are not very good because at the time I was more interested in Geocaching than photographing waterfalls and I just had a point and shoot camera.
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Looking Glass Falls, North Carolina

This is a waterfall you can view from US 276. Parking can sometimes be difficult but if you can find a spot the stop is well worth it. A paved path leads to the bottom of the falls and there will almost always be people swimming in the pool at the bottom of the falls. The map view below shows the paved trail to the falls as well as the parking.
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Lower Cascades Falls, Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina

Another weekend of Geocaching brought us here. The photos are not great but they give you an idea of the waterfall. Laurie had the boys looking for gem stones in the shallow pools. The waterfall is easy to access and the whole park is pretty nice. So check it out. There are couple of other waterfalls in Hanging Rock State Park I want to visit sometime.
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Mingo Falls, North Carolina

I was not very impressed with this waterfall but I think that is because of low water flow at the time we visited. I have seen much better photos than mine when the water flow was higher. This is an easy waterfall to reach. The trail is only about 1/4 mile and there is a foot bridge across the stream just below the falls which makes a great place to get photos.
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Nantahala Falls and White Water Rafting, North Carolina

The boys have busy schedules now but Bradley had a week off between jobs and Tucker got time off from his two jobs so we went rafting. Greg and Donna went as well as Bradley's friend Austin. We have been on the Nantahala River a couple of times before but this time the boys were old enough to rent single person Duckies and Bradley also had a Contour video camera he wanted to try out.
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Roaring Fork Falls, North Carolina

This was a very nice waterfall that was easy to access and very safe. The McDowell County Tourism Authority pamphlet gives these directions: Located in Toecane District of Pisgah National Forest. A 30-foot rush down a narrow, zigzag slide.
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School House Falls, North Carolina

The boys and I found this waterfall in 2004. We were doing a lot of Geocaching at the time and we were doing a multi-cache. In that game you start with the coordinates for the first cache. If you find the cache, it contains the coordinates or a simple puzzle to determine the coordinates for the next cache. One of the caches was behind School House Falls. I think there were a total of 4 caches.
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Second Falls at Graveyard Fields, North Carolina

We have passed Graveyard Fields several times over the years and never stopped. This time we did. The hike to this waterfall was easy and it is well worth the hike. I wish I liked to swim because the pool at the base of these falls looked very inviting. Notice the jumper in the photo above.
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Silver Run Falls, North Carolina

We visited this waterfall in July 2002 on our first trip to the North Carolina mountains searching for waterfalls. It is a popular swimming hole as it is easily accessible from the road. We returned in 2004 and got some nice photos of Bradley in mid air jumping into the pool.
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Sliding Rock Jr, North Carolina

We have been here many times over the years. This may be our favorite spot in the North Carolina Mountains. I don't know if it has a name but we call it Sliding Rock Jr. It is only a few feet from the road and seems to be a favorite spot with the locals. There are always several families here just having a blast. Part way down the slide is a hole that kids like to slide or jump into.
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Soco Falls, North Carolina

I have read that previously this area was a garbage dump but that problem has been corrected. I saw no trash on our visit. The falls are located beside US 19 about 1.5 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you are coming from the parkway, the parking area is a small pullout on your left.
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There is a Waterfall in Death Valley Near Panamint Springs

I have read there is a waterfall in Death Valley and since this is at least my 4th visit I thought I should find it. We took the dirt road just beyond the small community of Panamint Springs. Actually calling it a road is a lie. It was very rough with rocks and holes and at the end I actually thought I might have to backup the 2.4 miles to the paved road.
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Upper Cascades Falls, Hanging Rock State Park, North Carolina

Another weekend of Geocaching brought us here. The photos are not great but they give you an idea of the waterfall. The waterfall is easy to access from the visitor's center and the whole park is pretty nice. So check it out. There are couple of other waterfalls in Hanging Rock State Park I want to visit sometime.
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Watkins Glen State Park, New York

This is a beautiful park in eastern NY. Laurie told us about it when we traveled to Maine in 2010. She had been there as a girl. This place is nothing like the waterfalls we visit in the woods of North Carolina but it was nice in its own way. There were well developed trails and stairs through out the park and it looked like it might have been developed in the 1930's by the WPA or CCC.
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Wolf Creek Falls aka Paradise Falls, North Carolina

We went to this waterfall while seeking a Geocache. I don't have good photos as this was before I got serious about waterfall photography. The trail was a bit of a hike and I remember the last part being very steep using roots and rocks for handholds.
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Yellow Creek Falls, North Carolina

I don't remember now how we found this waterfall. I can't find it in any of the usual sources for North Carolina waterfalls. I don't have a GPS tracklog for the hike but it was less than 0.5 miles. There is a parking area beside US 129 and the trail was easy..
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