Last week Chris and I set out to do a little bit of hiking in close by DuPont State Forest. I had already taken a hike in DuPont with my friend Marci the week before and shared a few of those pictures in this post. Chris and I decided to hike to High Falls (which Marci and I also viewed while we sat on a rock in the perfect location) and also to go to the top of the falls so we could see the covered bridge.
High Falls is a 125 foot waterfall on the Little River in Transylvania County in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is located in DuPont State Forest and is an amazing place to spend time hiking and taking in all the wonders of nature. In the 1990s, DuPont Forest was sold to the State of North Carolina. Various areas have been cleaned up and made open to the public as part of the 10,000+ acre forest.
The top of the falls is amazingly smooth and quiet and calm. The view from the covered bridge is right on the top of the falls and I loved the view. The trees were not at peak but you can see a bit of color in these pictures.
While we were there we encountered very few people during the early morning hours which was quite nice. It was almost like having the place to ourselves. The best spot on the trail for photographing the falls was taken by a photographer who was also recording the sounds of the falls and she wasn’t really sharing her spot so the pictures I got of the falls were not from the best vantage point but I can always go back. You get the idea of the beauty of them from the shots that I managed to get.
A carpet of leaves, sun in the sky, the sound of rushing water and my best friend by my side. What more could I want?