Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tallulah Falls

I still had a few pictures from our trip that I wanted to share, but I got distracted by our first week of Autumn Homeschooling. A lazy Sunday morning seems like the perfect time to show pictures from the most strenuous exercise we had on the whole trip.

Tallulah Falls, in Northern Georgia, is a beautiful workout.

This first view is the easy one, that anyone can see. It is only a short walk from the visitors center and is stroller and wheel chair accessible.

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The rest of the series of water falls requires some serious work to see.

There are stairs, followed by more stairs, followed by even more stairs...

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There is a swinging bridge at the bottom of the first long flight of stairs,

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and then more stairs.

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The pay off is this beautiful view at the bottom ( only 100 people a day are given permits to go beyond this point, so arrive early in the day if you want to do more exploring).

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Going down all those stairs wasn't really that bad, it was the upward climb that showed us all just how out of shape we were.

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When we reached the top, we took a short walk along a path, that had no stairs, to the overlook of the hydroelectric dam.

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Then we retreated to the blessedly air conditioned visitors center.

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2 comments:

Tammy said...

That is a LOT of stairs; that air conditioning probably felt wonderful.

A very pretty area. :)

Cris Siqueira said...

OMG... these falls are gorgeous!!

happy week

Crafty Crow