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Margarette Falls, Cherokee National Park.

Discussion in 'Trails' started by killeroy154, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Since it cooled off a little yesterday, we took a short hike to Margarette Falls. It was maybe 1.5 miles to the falls from the parking lot. It was plenty rocky and rooted and followed a small stream most of the way. The first 1/2 mile looked to be an old road bed, so it was a pleasant stroll for that stretch at least till the foot bridge. Then it got a little rougher. There were plenty of nice pools to take a dip in if you wanted. 20180825_082603.jpeg 20180825_085011.jpeg 20180825_085017.jpeg 20180825_085215.jpeg 20180825_085606.jpeg 2018082595085803.jpeg 2018082595101112.jpeg 20180825_085855.jpeg
     
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  2. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    Little bit picture heavy, so here is after the bridge. Sorry if some of the pictures sideways, you can cock your head like I do. After the foot bridge the trail got a little more rugged. The real stoney areas was where cliffs further up gave way. The first picture, if you look up near the top, you can see the stone sticking up in the air. Little hard to see through the trees. 20180825_092422.jpeg 20180825_090229.jpeg 20180825_090344.jpeg 20180825_091220.jpeg 20180825_091427.jpeg 20180825_091726.jpeg 20180825_091732.jpeg 20180825_092343.jpeg 20180825_092812.jpeg 2018082595092923.jpeg
     
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  3. Relaxedmale

    Relaxedmale Novice Camper

    That looks like it was a wonderful stroll.
     
  4. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Survivalist

    If that kilometer and a half hike was on a pathway of stones then that is equivalent to a walk of about double of that distance. Wait, some pictures show a pathway that is inhabited by big roots, am I right on what I see? But in fairness to the place, the hike is worth it because the waterfalls surely looked amazing.
     
  5. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    @Relaxedmale, yes it was a really nice hike in the woods.

    @Alexandoy, most of it was packed dirt, but yes there was some where we were walking on tree roots and loose stone.

    It always amazes me what is within an hour or so from home. I never knew that was there, and I lived within 12 miles of it back in the 1980's.
     
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  6. Alexandoy

    Alexandoy Survivalist

    Wow, that waterfalls was just an hour from your home? It's a great place for hiking and if I would have friends then we can have the picnic there by the falls. There is a restaurant here where the dining table is located right beside the falls so you have to get wet while eating. But the falls was man-made while yours is natural. You have a great place and I not only admire but I also envy. I just hope that it is not infested by pesky insects particularly mosquitoes.
     
  7. killeroy154

    killeroy154 Survivalist

    A few bugs not bad. I did step on a little ole snake when hiking down. Poor thing was only 7 or 8 inches long. I don't think I hurt it. I don't know if I would want my food getting wet from a waterfall. Unless maybe I was eating sea food.
     
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