RECENT WORK - Nantahala
Two weeks ago we visited friends in Hayesville, NC.
On Sunday, we ventured out to find water along the Nantahala River, which was
about an hour away. The two photographers were looking for some overcast
to be a "big softbox," but initially it was sunny. Before we got to the
Nantahala Outdoors Center, we saw a parking area overlooking the river with
steps down. It was starting to precipitate a little, and we couldn't
decide if it was snow, sleet, wintry mix, or rain. The river was flowing
really well (1a-c) along a nicely paved put in/takeout area. There was a
couple sitting by the river just watching and drinking something hot out of a
thermos: coffee? Irish coffee? hot brandy? Who knows!
On to the Nantahala Outdoor Center. The Great Smoky
Mountains Railroad comes thru here and there is a LOT to see and do. 1d is
a colorful shot of the path along the river just below the kayak race gates.
When people get off the train, this path gets used along with the cafes and
Once we left here, we ventured off into the forest
where the photogs went in search of a waterfall they had heard about. 1.5 hours
later they returned looking angry and stating they had hiked 2 miles and not
seen anything. We started down the road and they both grinned like crazy men,
and said they had found a wonderful little falls! They took many pictures
and christened it J&J Falls after the two Johns who found it. (1e-i) No
doubt someone knows about it, but apparently not many do.
By the time we got back on the road to head home, it
was snowing and had been for awhile. Once we got out of the mountains, it
was ok; but you could see white on the tops of the mountains! Good way to
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