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Old May 16, 2015, 9:48 PM   #1
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One of the reasons I've not been around lately is all the preparation for the opening of our NEW Tennessee State Park - Rocky Fork. Have helped host several hikes and events there, as we assist the new staff with the new park. It's an amazing wilderness park, and I've already posted LOTS of photos from there in the past. Hope you don't mind a few more…

Here's a view in late March from White House Rocks overlook - just a bit of thin snow holding on in the uplands…
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Probably the best-known view at Rocky Fork is the triple falls. Easy to get to (just a short stroll from the park entrance) and definitely work the walk!
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Lots of other fine waterfalls scattered along the many park streams…
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Which are home to some amazing little lives, like this Blackbellied Salamander.
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And some strange and amazing fungi too, like this little Earthstar.
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There's one spot at Rocky Fork I've been trying to find for years! Have been to the base of 700' high Buckeye Falls (in nearby Sampson Mt Wilderness) several times. But was told that there is a spot, at the very edge of Rocky Fork, where you can look across Clark's Creek valley and see the full extent of Buckeye Falls. Finally found the spot this past March, and was able to take a group of hikers out to see it too!
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Never a lot of flow in Buckeye Falls, but still an impressive sight!
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Am looking forward to the continued protection, and development of better trails, at this amazing new park. Hope these few photos will inspire you to come see for yourself! (Will be leading a 16 mile hike there on June 6th - PM me if you want more information.)
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All really nice,,,, but love the triple falls !!!!!!!
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Keith - Triple Falls is very close to the entrance - an easy, relatively level walk (unlike many other hikes at Rocky Fork!).
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