Tuesday, June 19

Mountain Cabin: Part Six...crabtree falls

Our final stop was Crabtree Falls off of the Blue Ridge Parkway (near mile post 339.5).  There is only one main viewing area of the falls and the trail round trip was approximately 3.5-4 miles (moderate level).  This hike was by far my favorite part of the trip...  One word = stunning...

Recap:
Mountain Cabin: Part One...the cabin


Crabtree Falls, North Carolina


It was quite rocky and also slippery as there was a small stream trickling through all of the small rocky walkways.

A peak at the 70 foot waterfall!

The pictures do not do this fall justice.  We hiked half way in closer from the path to the falls and sat on a huge tree that was lying on its side.  Here is where we planted ourselves for the next 30 minutes to eat lunch.  It was awesome...  I really didn't want to leave.



Wild columbine


A few friends of nature
Butterfly

Huge Snail
Joe moved this little guy out of harms way so he didn't get stepped on.

One last view of the mountains...

Within 5 minutes of our drive home we ran into this little spike.

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful waterfall!!!!! I don't think I've seen one in years. Love that he moved the snail out of the way...so sweet.

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  2. Stunning is right! It's awesome that you got to take in the beauty of nature like this.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  3. The waterfall took my breath away. I can't imagine what it looked like in person.

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  4. amazing. I love the mountains more than anything. and columbine is beautiful.
    gosh I have to start working on Dan to move to CO.

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  5. That view is incredible!!

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  6. Beautiful photo diary!

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  7. oh WOW! that trail was lovely. so worth it. great pic of you two by the waterfall.
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  8. Just gorgeous!! What a little slice of heaven!

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  9. Wow, that waterfall is seriously impressive! Beautiful photos, as always!

    xx Ivana
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