10 minute walk down to Dry Falls begins - 20 minutes round trip

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joyfotos on September 2, 2009

This looks familiar. Nicely done series....like having our own tour guide.

Jean Gregory Evans on September 5, 2009

Hey, Joy, thanks for taking this little walk down to the waterfall with me!


joyfotos on September 5, 2009

Enjoyed the stroll down memory lane.

Jean Gregory Evans on September 5, 2009

Joy, when I read this, I saw 'Enjoyed the SCROLL down memory lane.' :))

I was thinking of you and your mom as I shot this series.

joyfotos on September 5, 2009

Good one. Thanks for thinking of us!

I can't say the number of times I have made this hike. It was always our favorite thing to show to visitors, especially on a hot summer day. Also I used to go back quite often when I came home. Has just become more problematic of late.

Fatima Almeida on September 6, 2009

Hi Jean I wish that I could be there. It must have been a great walk.

Jean Gregory Evans on September 7, 2009

Joy, hope it won't remain problematic. It was such a joy for me to return after all that time had passed and I was very pleasantly surprised with my ankle. I've come a LONG way and nearly back to normal!

Fatima, you could say you were on this walk with me... virtually on the walk with me and joyfotos!


Florentine Vermeiren on February 11, 2013

Nice series of the trip to the Dry Falls! Like. Any idea of why are they called the dry falls? I see lots of water falling...at the Falls :-)

Jean Gregory Evans on February 15, 2013

Hi, Florentine! Thanks for asking this great question. Yes, I do happen to know the answer. The name refers to the fact that humans can easily walk behind falls and not get wet. If the wind is calm, we stay dry. ... But if it is windy, we do get a spritz. :)

Yes, there is a lot of water. This is the Cullasaja River falling as it runs down the mountainside. It is a short river, doesn't even make it out of Macon County. It originates just west of the Eastern Continental Divide so the water runs through several different rivers and eventually ends up in the Gulf of Mexico. The waters on the other side of the mountain run along until they join the Atlantic Ocean.

Florentine Vermeiren on February 15, 2013

You give here a great example of a complete explanation Jean, thanks a lot for this elaborate answer!

It's fascinating to think about this same water ending up in the Gulf of Mexico and to imagine what happens at the places it runs through on it's way down!

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    by Jean Gregory Evans
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