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Last week I explained how Betsy and I ended up on a road along the Chattahoochee River in the mountains of north Georgia. If you missed this post you can find it by clicking HERE.
Before we got into the forest Betsy did some research in our Georgia waterfall book and found that there were two waterfalls along Double Culvert Branch, which we would pass on our way to the waterfall we wanted to visit.
We easily found Double Culvert Branch — the picture above shows the branch just before it crosses the road (in a single, not double, culvert). We naturally stopped for pictures, and while getting some we noticed a rough trail leading up one side of the creek.
We followed the trail, which wasn’t very well marked, for about a half of a mile and found the lower falls. There the trail ended.
While getting pictures of Lower Double Culvert Branch Falls (above) I noticed a faint track going up the other side of the creek. Since I knew there was supposed to be another waterfall, I asked Betsy if she wanted to try and find it. My Beautiful Bride, wise woman that she is, said ‘No’, but that I could go on if I wanted to. She would wait for me.
I crossed the branch on a log and started up the track. It was a hard scramble, but I eventually got to Upper Double Culvert Branch Falls. There wasn’t a lot of water going over, but it was a pretty little waterfall. Once I got safely back to Betsy I was glad I went on.
This satellite image (above) gives an idea of our waterfall adventure. Since the branch is hard to see, I’ve included the terrain map below which shows that there really is a creek with the name Double Culvert Branch.
I have no idea how the creek got this name. I didn’t see a double culvert at all.