Falling in love with Waterfalls
In the past year I have found a love, one that I have always been intrigued by but growing up in Wine country the thought of Waterfalls wasn't really on the Wine list. I know there are waterfalls in Cali, last year I went to some in Yosemite, they were epic, but Northern California I could not tell you where the closest one was to me as a kid. North Carolina on the other hand has over 300 waterfalls. From the 30+ I have visited so far they are all stunning in their own right.
I moved to North Carolina when I was 21, For the first 10 years that I lived here I did a few hikes here and there but nothing to crazy. I never saw a waterfall although looking back I was close to a few but not realizing what beauty was so close but hidden within the forests of Carolina. I didn't visit my first waterfall here till a couple years ago when I visited South Mountain state park with the 80' High Shoals Falls. Sad I know, but people don't really bring them up while eating their doritos around the lunch table. Once I went to the first though it made me start to wonder what other waterfalls were close by? I later googled "waterfalls near me" and to my amazement, there was a ton of them. I Was shocked! How could I live here for so long and never once hear about all these majestic falls? Each one different and flowing with the personality that has transformed the rocks into something so breathtaking that you just want to sit there and stare at their allure.
Looking Glass Falls
There is even one called Sliding Rock. Sliding Rock is a 60' granite slab where the water flows down the rock and plunges into a refreshing natural pool waiting for you at the bottom. On Summer days the lines at are long but full of kids waiting for their turn to slide down.