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Old Oct 23, 2013, 8:42 PM   #1
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Our cool wet summer has become a cool, but much drier autumn here in the East Tennessee hills. Mountain streams that were running full and powerful are now down to lovely little trickles. So I decided to re-visit one of my favorite paces that is only accessible at times of shallow water. It's a little waterfall on up Dry Creek in nearby Greene County Tennessee.

Have never seen Dry Creek actually dry, but this is the lowest it's been in several years.
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Old Oct 23, 2013, 8:44 PM   #2
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The big attraction at Dry Creek, in the Bald Mountain section of Cherokee National Forest, is Margarette Falls. Have posted a number of shots of this 60' high waterfall here before. It's a lovely wide waterfall with complex geology. But this trip, we only paused briefly to admire Margarette, and did not pause for photos. Time was limited, and we still had a bit of climbing to get on up above and behind Margarette Falls...
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We scrambled up several small, rather slippery cliffs, and rock-hopped upstream about a quarter of a mile... And there was lovely little Bailey Falls, in its recessed sandstone grotto.
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You can see from these photos that there is a second level to Bailey Falls, but we couldn't figure out a safe way to get up there. And time was running short.
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So we took one last snapshot of the golden autumn light on one of the pools below the falls, and then headed on back down the cliffs and back to the trailhead.
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Hope you enjoyed this little glimpse, and will share your comments and critique!
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