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Old Mar 1, 2013, 7:15 PM   #1
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It's almost springtime here in East Tennessee - earliest frogs have begun singing, groundhogs are awakening, and even a few earliest wildflowers blooming! It's been a very wet few weeks (hence my absence from here - busy out on the trail) which makes for great flow in the waterfalls.

First a few wintry views of Elk River Falls. This 50 foot high waterfall is just across the state line in North Carolina, and is a very popular spot in the summertime. But this winter day there were no other (human) visitors around...
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There's an old road/trail down below the falls, that eventually leads to Jones Falls. We did not have time this snowy day to travel all the way to Jones, but captured a few wet details of the river, the icy moss, and the polypody ferns along the way...
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Elk River Falls is a bit east of us. Ozone Falls is to the west - in another great waterfall location in Tennessee called the Cumberland Plateau. Ozone Falls State Natural Area is within a few miles of a busy interstate highway. Innumerable travelers thunder past at 70 miles an hour, not realizing what they are missing...

Here are a few views of 110 foot high Ozone falls on a recent very wet day. Any preferences among these different perspectives?
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Was very glad to have a small towel in the knapsack to wipe all that spray off the lens!

Here's the view from the top of the falls (please don't tell my wife how close I was to the edge!!)
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And one more late-winter waterfall from very close to home. Was passing near Millstone Creek Falls recently, on the way to a nearby school. Millstone Creek is about 30' high, depending on how you count the different levels. It's on private property, but the landowners are kind enough to allow public access.

Here's a view of most of the waterfall.
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And some views of various details and angles... (any preferences among these?)
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Sure am enjoying this fine wet winter, and hope you enjoyed the soggy waterfall hikes! Thanks for any comments & critique!
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And some views of various details and angles... (any preferences among these?)
Of those 4 (two sets of 2), I prefer A in the first set and B in the second! Great series of photos!

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