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Old Jan 28, 2013, 8:40 PM   #1
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A very popular hike in Greene County Tennessee - less than two miles on well-maintained trail (only one rather shallow unbridged creek crossing) - leads to a lovely 60 foot waterfall in the Bald Mt scenic area.

Before you get to the main falls, you can enjoy many lovely little riffles along dry creek...
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The first half mile or so of trail is on private property, but the landowner has graciously given permission for the US Forest Service to maintain a trail across his land. This is a great stretch of trail for dragonflies (not now in winter of course) and also a great place to admire the complex geology of the Bald Mt area...
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There are several other good trails that branch off from the Margarette Falls trail, leading to more remote parts of Bald Mt.
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Old Jan 28, 2013, 8:46 PM   #4
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But the primary trail continues on a gentle grade up the creek valley, past year-round lush habitats...
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And before you know it, the trail has brought you to Margarette Falls!
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Flow of this falls does not vary as much as some - there's always at least some water. We've seen it fuller than this, but not much fuller - it's been a wet season so far...
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There are several "unofficial" trails up above the falls, but it was too cold a day for the deep wading required. So we decided to save the trip on up to Bailey Falls and the overlooks for another day.

Hope you enjoyed this quick, soggy hike, and that you will share your comments & critique!
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I like your exposures and composition on all of the shots, you have a great eye for detail, a fine series

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Great series, mole. What a wonderful world you lead us into.
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