a beautiful drive with waterfalls

by | Oct 2, 2009 | Travel

Some forest service roads in Georgia and North Carolina have made us wonder how we could change a flat tire on a one lane mountain road five miles from civilization. Others, like the two we were on for sixteen miles on Sunday, simply surprise me at how well-maintained and drivable they are for cars even lower to the ground than our small SUV.

The drive to Walker and Douglas Falls was both beautiful and moody.  Plus, it took all morning because around almost every switchback, there was another unnamed (but scenic) waterfall waiting to be photographed.

unnamed falls #2 on FR 63 unnamed falls #4 on FR 63
unnamed falls #5 on FR 63 unnamed falls #2 on FR 74

This drive was about six miles on a gravel road, then two miles on a well-paved road through a small valley community named Dillingham, then back on gravel for another eight miles. At the very end, we were only about a mile from the Blue Ridge Parkway, but with no connector, we had to backtrack the way we came in.

The two named falls did not disappoint and pup was much happier about walking around on the wet ground when we wasn’t getting soaked from above.

Walker FallsDouglas Falls
Walker and Douglas Falls

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