|Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway - I do love waterfalls|
When we decided my ankle was in good enough shape to try a little walking, we went out to see Fallingwater Cascades. The book we looked at said this was a mile out and back, and called the trail "easy." We disagree. It's more of a moderate trail, and possibly more than I would have attempted had I known what it looked like, but we did it. (It's also more than a mile total, but I skipped the last section of it and turned back early.)
|Proof we were outside!|
We saw several butterflies and a couple dragonflies while we were out there, but those guys are really hard to pin down for photos. Plus we actually only took our phones out to snap pics a couple different times. The pics we got, though - well here...
|Google "auto-awesomed" this one for us|
|Anybody know what kind of trees these are?|
|The remnants of a long-ago bridge|
At the top of the falls, there was a bridge that crossed over, and some rocks near the water that were perfect for resting on for a bit. We even took off our boots and put our feet in the (really COLD) running water! Here's a view from the rocks, and a one minute video of the "babbling brook" part before it hits the big fall seen above.
On the way there, we stopped at the James River Visitor Center to look around and use the restrooms. We walked partway across the foot bridge over the river and got some more beautiful views.
|Ansel Adams stylings by Google|
It was a lovely day. Oh, and our trail kisses pic - so goofy looking, but that's okay.
|Apparently this is what you get when you're actually kissing, and not just pecking for the camera.|