Why?

Hogskin Branch Falls, Flag Pond, Tennessee. November 28, 2009.

As most of you know, Betsy and I ‘collect’ waterfalls.  We enjoy finding waterfalls, since they give us a great excuse to get out in the great outdoors.  We’ve been to some beautiful and awe-inspiring places on our visits to waterfalls.  We usually research an area (online and through books) and try to find and visit as many waterfalls as we possibly can.

This past weekend we spent a couple of days in northeast Tennessee and visited several waterfalls.  The waterfall in the picture above was one of them.  We knew that not much could be seen from the road since it was a small waterfall and was in a small gorge.

I’ve become pretty good at bushwhacking (for an old man), so I went down into the gorge and was able to get a better view and the photo above.

But I also found some other things that weren’t apparent from the road — garbage bags, old televisions, tires, and even the old car pictured above.

Hogskin Branch Falls is no Niagara, but it could be a pretty place to visit.  Why do we feel it is okay to trash any part of God’s beautiful creation?

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16 Responses to “Why?”

  1. Becky Says:

    What a beautiful place to be spoiled by such carelessness and disregard…

  2. Susie Says:

    Isn’t it sad to find junk like that out in the middle of nowhere? We’ve seen junked cars in the middle of beautiful rivers. So sad.

  3. Jen Says:

    Oh what a shame. The guys from the detention centers are always out on our county roads picking up trash. Good! But also bad that there are still people out there that just toss trash out their car windows. 😦

  4. busy bee suz Says:

    You would have to ask the bozo’s that leave their trash everywhere…It pains me that there are people out there that have NO respect for our earth. It is sad indeed.

  5. Tricia Says:

    Some people just DON’T CARE about anything, let alone someplace as out of the way as that, no matter how beautiful it is. They’re STUPID & IGNORANT! It really upsets me to see people’s intelligence (or lack thereof).

  6. Darla Says:

    I wonder what the story behind that car is?

  7. Mary Says:

    Don’t you hate it when people use the woods as a trash pit? What is in their mind, other then saving money for paying to get rid of the stuff. When are you going to create your own waterfall in your garden? I don’t think you have shown any water features, but maybe I have just forgot them.

  8. MaryBeth Says:

    It boggles the mind wondering why do people go to such lengths to dump trash when the refuse centers are sometimes close by. Or a recycler will pick certain items up. Or they should junk up their own backyard not our country’s. It really irks me. MB

  9. imac Says:

    I hope no one was hurt with the car done there.

  10. Janie of Utah Says:

    I posted about the same subject! I’m always amazed at the junk people will toss in the woods or desert or wilderness. Why don’t they use the town dump?!*#

  11. Karen Says:

    Find any bodies in the old car? Just kidding.

  12. Cheryl Says:

    How awful and sad it is when I find trash when out hiking. Even hikers throw out their soda cans, cigarette butts, candy and food wrappers….What is the matter with people like that? I think most trashers are lazy myself. Call a junk yard to haul away the old cars for pete’s sakes, take your trash bags to the landfill! I pick up trash almost daily on the side of the road in front of my house, beer cans, fast food wrappers, empty cigarette packs, etc.,etc. It just takes a second or two to dispose of trash properly.

  13. Happily Retired Gal Says:

    I do appreciate you sharing all these lovely waterfalls with us so consistently (especially since fresh water is at a premium here in Southern California always) and find it sad that people leave ‘junk’ in such beautiful places. It’s equally frustrating how folks leave ‘trash’ in our yards, streets, and on the beach when they come to visit. My dad taught us to leave a place cleaner than we found it … and it’s hard for me to fathom such disregard and thoughtless behavior.
    Hugs and blessings,

  14. Jo Says:

    How sad that people all over the world leave their litter around. Imagine dumping a CAR and televisions in the woods? Thanks for sharing that beautiful waterfall with us.

  15. Bill Vickrey Says:

    We saw this falls in early November. A house is being constructed between the falls and the gravel road. I suspect that this will soon be labeled PRIVATE PROPERTY and that one can then see it only through the trees. The trash had been cleared up – I suspect by the builders.

    Bill

  16. Watery Wednesday # 68: A Watery Mystery « Senior Moments Says:

    […] December 1 of this year I made a posting about all the junk we found around Hogskin Branch, a pretty little waterfall near Flag Pond in northeast Tennessee.  […]

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