Virginia’s Falling Spring Falls Hike

The world is under quarantine due to COVID-19 so I figured in my lockdown state, I would occupy my time by catching up on writings.  This simple idea turned into a more massive undertaking though because I am behind on posts . . . mainly hiking posts . . . and, by the way, when I say ‘behind’ I mean really behind.

Maybe it is best not to focus on details and so let us start here: Virginia’s Falling Spring Falls.

True, I am calling this a ‘hike’ but to be honest there was no walk through woods or even time in wilderness, despite these misleading pictures.  In fact, it was the opposite because this waterfall is located next to a popular highway overlook in Alleghany Highlands.
IMG_9676IMG_9686Still, an about three-hour summer drive promised this beauty and truly there has been no waterfall more gorgeous.  In fact, President Thomas Jefferson was charmed by it too and said, “The only remarkable cascade in this country is that of the Falling Spring in Augusta.”  That’s a pretty big statement.

Not only was the waterfall itself mystical, but there were added extras: Below it, several emerald pools where people were seen dipping in and out before heading directly towards the cascading water.
There was also a beautiful emerald pool directly before the cliff edge . . .

IMG_9702IMG_9767and there was the ultra-impressive backdrop of the Alleghany Highlands mountains.

Know there is a story to tell behind these waterfall pictures, but for now this post will remain a visual one, which truthfully is the way a stunning eighty-foot waterfall should be shown so here goes: Let us get a little wet . . .IMG_9705IMG_9757Beside the falling water were these beautiful formations, which added to the allure . . .
IMG_9754IMG_9706IMG_9743A thick green moss clung to the cliff edge at the top . . .IMG_9730and covered the rocks at the base . . .IMG_9731and this soft green made the area more magical — as if fairies would suddenly whirl and giggle in the breeze.

Truly though, all about this cascade was impressive and breathtaking.IMG_9740
The ponds were brimming beneath the cascade and they shimmered as if luring those around in . . .
IMG_9733but we could not stay long and found ourselves roaming through the mountains once more . . .IMG_9777IMG_9782so that, too quickly, that blue — that place that feels like home — was in our rearview mirror . . .

Author: Soul of a Seeker

We are one American girl and one English bloke who seek an escape in nature. We chase a different life, one not dictated by society. With our pup-kit-cat and rare 1965 Clark Cortez motorhome, we have one soul of a seeker.

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