Monday, May 5, 2008

Red Fork Falls

Visited beautiful Red Fork Falls outside of Unicoi, TN between raindrops on Saturday -- and it really was an ideal day for Red Fork... the water level was perfect, it was a cloudy day (just what you want when photographing waterfalls), the recent rain caused the spring greens to be saturated with color, and we were the only ones there! If you want to see it for yourself, I recommend you read my detailed description of the falls here (which also includes directions) -- but please note, this isn't the place to take the kids or to walk the dogs -- even though it's only a 1/2 mile hike, it's a very steep, slippery descent. Stay far back from the edge at the top of the falls - it's very slick and dangerous. Use common sense and respect the falls, and you'll be fine.

The top photo shows the main falls -- it's listed as 60 feet. There's a smaller waterfall above this and many more further down -- but what you see above is the main attraction. If it's your desire to 'see it all' -- you could spend all afternoon exploring the area. The photo to the right is a side-profile of a small section of the main falls.

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