Watery Wednesday # 43:

Holcomb Creek Falls, Clayton, Georgia.  June 22, 2009.

Holcomb Creek Falls, Clayton, Georgia. June 22, 2009.

This is my post for Watery Wednesday, a weekly meme created and hosted by 2sweeetnsaxy of Eyes, Mind, Heart.  To see more of our beautiful watery world, or to join and post your own pictures to share, click HERE.

On the first afternoon of our anniversary trip last month, Betsy and I some hiking near Clayton, Georgia.  We hiked the Holcomb Creek Trail through a beautiful forest setting.  Some of the hemlock and poplar trees were three feet in diameter.

We hiked for about a half mile through the woods to reach our destination, which was the beautiful waterfall shown above.  Holcomb Creek Falls drops 120 feet with boulders the size of automobiles strewn about it’s lower levels.  We had this magnificent waterfall all to ourselves while we were there.

It was as we started back to the car that we realized we had a problem.  The hike to the falls, as I said, was very pleasant.  It was mostly downhill, which meant that the hike back was mostly uphill.  I’ll just say that we both slept well that night.

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14 Responses to “Watery Wednesday # 43:”

  1. Kathy Says:

    Good Morning George! I bet you both did sleep well after climbing back up hill. Wow thats a steep drop off that Falls.

  2. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Beautiful. Every time we hike down to a waterfall I think about the trip back. I’d much rather hike UP to the falls and take an easy way back.

    Are the lovely hemlocks there infected with wooly adelgid? We are losing them in large numbers here in western NC. Such a shame.

  3. Susie Says:

    How nice that you had it to yourselves. Lovely setting there George!

  4. Happyone Says:

    It looks like it was well worth a walk up hill. It is beautiful.

  5. Suz Says:

    What a beautiful picture…glad you made it back ok!!!

  6. Tricia Says:

    Beautiful Gorgeous Waterfall! Perfect photo for Watery Wednesday!

  7. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    The falls is lovely.

  8. Mary Says:

    What a beautiful falls! Those hikes back up are always the hard part 🙂 Beats sleeping pills, however!

  9. imac Says:

    Its always that walk back – that gets you eh George.

    Love the shot tho, well worth it.

  10. Carletta Says:

    While I was reading I was thinking I wished my knees were in better condition. Hiking is long out of the question for me – especially uphill!
    So glad you and Betsy share your wonderful findings so those of us who couldn’t make the walk could enjoy the falls too. 🙂

  11. Bryan Says:

    The Clayton area is absolutely beautiful. I’ve never been to this particular waterfall though, but judging by the beauty it now looks like I must.

  12. srp Says:

    That is the problem with hiking… and riding a bike too… if it is downhill to the place of interest, it is uphill on the way back. But, a flat hike probably wouldn’t be as much fun. Lovely site to visit, so cool and refreshing.

  13. Rose Says:

    What a beautiful place! I bet it was wonderful in person!

  14. Kirigalpoththa Says:

    Yes in that regard climbing a mountain is better 🙂

    Trully beautiful waterfall!

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