Dan and Sarah's Travels travel blog

Let's go hiking and do a cache!

The creek.

Cane creek falls

Cane Creek Cascades Falls

Cane Creek Cascades

 

Fall Creek Falls

Cane Creek

A wood carving inside the Nature Center.

We saw a fox like the one on the right run across...

Rock wall in the Nature Center.

We stopped at this Trading Post on the way back. Lots of...

 

The violets are blooming. Very pretty. Remind me of my favorite Johnny...

nasty wasp on the window of the old school.

We stopped at this old school. Very cool place with the original...

Liberty Hill School

Inside Out

Inside the school. Not too comfortable!

We hiked on this biking trail that goes through the park. It...

Gee, I wonder where the cache could be? Maybe where everyone has...

It was inside this hollow log. Lots of good loot. I took...


Today, we visited Fall Creek Falls State Park. A paradise of more than 20,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau, Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular outdoor recreation areas in America. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams, and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest. While Fall Creek Falls, at 256 feet, is the highest waterfall in the eastern United States, other waterfalls in the park are Piney and Cane Creek Falls and Cane Creek Cascades.

The oak and hickory forest that covers most of the park gives way to tulip poplar and hemlock forest in the gorges. The plants and animals of the moist, protected gorges are not unlike the species found in southern Canada. Mountain laurel and rhododendron are abundant throughout the park, as are other plants and animals.

We did a geocache on one of the paved trails that go throughout the park. It was an easy 2 mile walk. A thunder storm started while on the trail,but it didn't start raining until we were back to the Jeep. Kind of fun hiking with the thunder cracking overhead!

Today is our last full day in Tennessee, leaving for North Carolina Thursday morning. This has been a wonderful week in Tennessee!



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