Watery Wednesday: Bald River Hike (Part II)

Bald River Falls, Tellico Plains, Tennessee. June 18, 2010.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

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As I mentioned in last week’s Watery Wednesday post, while Betsy, who was recovering from knee surgery, enjoyed Bald River Falls, I hiked along the river above the falls and found three other waterfalls and a cascade.  I told about the first waterfall and the cascade in that previous post.

The trail (Bald River Trail #88) got more difficult once I got above Bald River Cascades.  I did find two more waterfalls, but was not able to get real good views of either.

Suislide Falls, Tellico Plains, Tennessee. June 18, 2010.

I could only view Suislide Falls from the top of the falls.  Suislide (I have no idea how it got that name) Falls drops approximately 30 feet.  If I get back there I would like to see if I can bushwhack to the base of the falls, but I didn’t have time to try anything like that on this visit.

Shallow Falls, Tellico Plains, Tennessee. June 18, 2011.

Shallow Falls is immediately upstream from Suislide Falls.  It drops from 15 to 20 feet, and I was able to get a pretty good shot of it with my telephoto lens.  I would like to do some bushwhacking around this waterfall as well, but that, too, will have to wait for another time.

I was a little over half a mile from Bald River Falls when I spotted Shallow Falls, and it was time to head back to my Beautiful Bride.

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25 Responses to “Watery Wednesday: Bald River Hike (Part II)”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    How in the world does stuff grow in the middle of swift moving water? These are beautiful, George.

  2. diane Says:

    They are beautiful falls and it must have been nice hiking around there.

  3. Maple Lane Says:

    Very pretty falls, George.

  4. Tanya Says:

    they are all so pretty….hope miss betsey’s knee is healing well!

  5. Andrea Says:

    Oh how sweet, the two of you!

  6. Sandra Says:

    i really like the shallow falls a lot… poor you, having to leave BB behind.

  7. ladyfi Says:

    Such lovely falls – must make a great sound too!

  8. Karin Says:

    Suislide – interesting name for the falls – just wondering if someone actually slid to their death – or perceivably could slide to their death – on these falls. I know, I know – morbid thoughts this early in the morning, but some of these falls look positively treacherous! Great photos George!

  9. Antonette Says:

    The falls (minus the name) are gorgeous!

  10. The Incredible Woody Says:

    Karin had the same thought I did!

    You and Betsy go to the best places:)

  11. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    You do capture the most gorgeous waterfalls and, like you and Betsy, they are one of my most favorite places to visit and photograph! I just don’t live near as many as you two do!! I, too, was wondering about the name, Suislide! Intriguing to say the least! Hope your week is going well!

    Sylvia

  12. faye Says:

    I like the way you seem to focus on one subject for your photo rambles. These falls are so different in their formation and the movement of the water. The soft green foliage on the trees really complements the falls.

    I was looking at your previous moon shot with envy! Every night that there’s a moon I try to capture it but my Canon point and shoot is just not powerful enough–or I need to learn to use the camera better. . .

  13. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: What a great falls, I wonder what it looks like in Winter.

  14. Ruth Says:

    You definitely have a good reason to head back there. The falls are beautiful,even from a distance.

  15. Happyone Says:

    Beautiful falls.

  16. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I love the way the sun is on it in the first two pictures!

  17. Pam Says:

    Between your beautiful photos and wonderful description I feel like I was there too. Betsy must have been lonely without you George.
    🙂

  18. Linda Gross Says:

    Both falls are pretty. I hope that you do find a way to get closer to both of them.

  19. Rose Says:

    Oh, they are so beautiful!!

  20. Angela Says:

    Those are some very beautiful waterfalls!

  21. Judy Says:

    I love that last photo! It is such a pretty waterfall!

  22. MB Says:

    You always show the preetiest falls. You are the master. MB

  23. dayphoto Says:

    Do this fall ever freeze? They would be amazing frozen.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

  24. Sartenada Says:

    Great photos George. My favorite photo is the second one. I admired it for long time in bigger format.

  25. Sandy Brewer Says:

    Would like to use your photos.

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