Waterfall Wednesday is back this week with a really beautiful and easily accessible waterfall in North Carolina. This one, Bridal Veil Falls, is the one that is located in the Highlands region off of the Cullasaja River. I have posted before another Bridal Veil Falls here but this one is different. I think it must be a popular name, what do you think?
Chris, in an effort to put a smile on my face, organized a road trip to see some pretty country and some waterfalls over the weekend. This one is one that you just can not miss as it is actually right on the road. You used to be able to actually drive under the waterfall on Route 64 but in 1959 a bypass was built because the road would get treacherous in the winter months. Now that section of the road is blocked off to traffic other than foot traffic.
The falls are stunning from any angle but just check out the under the waterfall angle.
We walked across the road to get a better look and it was so worth it because you could see the top of the waterfall so much better.
We had massive rains the week before so the waterfalls are at their best right now and this one was an example of that.
A few facts from my favorite waterfall book North Carolina Waterfalls: A Hiking and Photography Guide by Kevin Adams:
River Basin: Little Tennessee
Elevation: 3,560 feet
Type and Height: Upper slide and a 40 foot free fall
Landowner: Nantahala National Forest, Highlands Ranger District
I think this one is a perfect example of the beauty you can find here in North Carolina. Let me know what you think and leave me a comment in the comments section. Every comment made on any post this month means a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause — Copeland Oaks Life Care Fund.