Last week my sweet sweet daddy came and visited me in Asheville. Most times my parents come and visit me together but, this time it was just daddy and me! We spent the day over in DuPont State Forest, just a stones throw away from my aunt’s cabin. I had never been before and really did not know what to expect. The extent of my knowledge was knowing that The Hunger Games was filmed there.
Dad and I explored both high falls and triple falls in the forest. We ended up hiking about 3.5 miles round trip. All of this was done with my backpack on my back and my dad’s camera and tripod over his shoulder. Nothing could stop us though. We climbed up the rocks of triple falls and swam in the pool at the top and then made our way over to high falls and walked on the overlook bridge. These waterfalls were STUNNING. As I mentioned in my last post, waterfalls are one of my favorite things and getting to experience that with my dad made it even more special. I would recommend DuPont State Forest, as well as the entire Brevard Area to anyone! It is filled with simplicity, community and natural beauty.
I get asked a lot if I like the beach or the mountains more. It’s a hard question to answer. I grew up at the beach and now I live in the mountains. I love them both equally, which is why I love Maine, but, what almost puts mountains ahead of the beach are waterfalls. With mountains come beautifully flowing mountain water. I’ve jumped off them, I’ve swam under them, I’ve hiked to them, I’ve journeyed around them, and I’ve photographed them. Every waterfall leaves me speechless. Living in Asheville this summer I am just a few minutes down the road from “land of the waterfalls,” Transylvania county. I haven’t made my way through barley half of them but, I am enjoying crossing them off my list one by one.
If someone was to ask me my favorite place in the world, it would probably be in front of a waterfall. No waterfall in particular, just directly in front of one. You can feel the air and the mist coming at you from 10 feet away and bare witness to the power of the moving water. Most of the time the water is cold but, it’s worth it to immerse yourself in a natural swimming pool filled with water straight from the mountain.
From top to bottom looking glass falls, sliding rock, and skinny dip falls