Sunday, January 18, 2009

Frigid Fall Creek Falls

The recent frigid temperatures have turned the local waterfalls into a winter wonderland. Today Kenny and I drove down to Fall Creek Falls Resort State Park (~100 miles southwest of Oak Ridge) to see the falls with ice. Wow, what a spectacular sight! The large waterfall in this photo is the park's namesake, the smaller one on the right is Coon Creek Falls.

We walked to the bottom to get a better view of the ice below the falls. The spray was incredibly strong, so I had to wait for the wind to die down some and go to a higher point on the trail. It was pretty slippery trying to walk on the ice from the frozen spray.

Another waterfall in the park, Rockhouse Falls, was beautiful to see as it plunged over the cliff near the Nature Center. Sights such as these help make the frigid temperatures of winter much more bearable.

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