Our World: Waterfall Adventure

Double Culvert Branch, Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia. May 5, 2012.

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This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

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.

Lower Double Culvert Branch Falls, Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia. May 5, 2012.

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.

Upper Double Culvert Branch Falls, Chattahoochee National Forest, Georgia. May 5, 2012.

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.

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19 Responses to “Our World: Waterfall Adventure”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    These are great, I especially love the first one, with the mossy rocks. Everything looks so green and lovely.

  2. Colin (HB) Says:

    Great shots, George. And I hope you had a great “fathers day”? Breakfast in bed, courtesy of Betsy, breakfast chef par excellence ??? And with all the trimmings, naturally!
    The Chattahoochee River sure is an interesting river, full of surprises. Brings back great memories of yesteryears in Georgia.
    Cheers
    Colin ( Brisbane. Australia)

  3. Larry Says:

    The first falls is gorgeous and is natures version of what landscappers try to create.

  4. MadSnapper Says:

    i tried to say upper double culvert creek 3 times in a row and did not get it out. i googled double culvert creek and got 41,000 hits. there is one in Australia to. i love the names you find in all these places and this one is really a mind stumper.

  5. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Oh, I do love your waterfalls, George! Such fantastic captures and the next best thing to being there, as always!! Hope you had a great Father’s Day! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

  6. dayphoto Says:

    What a beautiful photo! Terry and I spent the day at ‘our’ lake on Grand Mesa. It truly is a lake that belongs to my father. But with all the regs and rules the EPA and the environmental groups have my brother and I have decided to turn the upkeep over to the Forest Service.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

  7. Łucja-Maria Says:

    Waterfalls are beautiful and such a fantastic !!!!

  8. ladyfi Says:

    Amazing waterfall shots!

  9. ewok1993 Says:

    I’m really wowed by the first image. Glossy mag quality shot. Are those white blooms dogwood?

  10. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Worth the effort,but I would have been with Betsy. LOL

  11. Ginny Says:

    These are some of the most beautiful waterfalls yet, George. I do not think that the bigger they are, the prettiest they are. Some of the small ones have been the prettiest of all.

  12. Rose Says:

    Really beautiful falls, George.

  13. Andrea Says:

    Whatever a waterfall looks like, for us it is beautiful. I am envious as it is easy for you to find them, because your area is very wide full of them. When do you tag me along in waterfalling, i promise i will wear the same uniform with the two of you, haha! My last waterfall was still in March so my feet are itching to find the next one!

  14. Leovi Says:

    Wonderful pictures with a magnificent waterfall, I like it.

  15. The Incredible Woody Says:

    I love your willingness to explore! Such wonderful things are discovered while exploring 🙂

  16. NCMountainwoman Says:

    It’s not only the huge cascading waterfalls that are beautiful. Sometimes the smaller ones are equally impressive, especially if it takes a bit of work to get there.

  17. Jewaicious Says:

    What beautiful captures, each one so lovely on its own. I love reading about the adventures you and Betsy have.

  18. Happyone Says:

    I love the first falls. It is so lovely. I can imagine hearing the water flowing down over the rocks. The weeds/flowers along it are just beautiful too.
    I love how you call Betsy your ‘Beautiful Bride.” : )

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