Tuesday, May 12, 2009

5/13 Outdoor Wednesday # 18

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Waterfalls in Georgia

North Georgia is especially well endowed with cataracts, cascades and waterfalls. Some are viewable from the highways; most require some hiking (possibly strenuous in places) and some seem almost impossible to access. Spring and early Summer - and days immediately following good rains - are the best times to view most of these waterfalls.

 Amicalola Falls - 222 m (729 ft)

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Anna Ruby Falls – 47 m (153 ft) on the Curtis Creek side

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Cascade Falls - 183 m (600 ft) cascade with 3 drops, the tallest of which is 80 m (262 ft).

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Cochrans Falls - 183 m (600 ft) cascade.

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DeSoto Falls - the upper falls drop about 200 ft (60 m), the middle falls about 80 ft (24 m) and the lower falls cascade about 20 ft 6 m) [Picture is from Upper Falls]

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Dick's Creek Falls - 18 m (60 ft) sheer drop over a granite mound into the Chattooga River

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Dukes Creek Falls – 46 m (150 ft)

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Estatoah Falls - several hundred feet, exact height not known

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Holcomb Creek Falls - 37 m (120 ft)

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Minnehaha Falls – 30.5 m (100 ft)

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Toccoa Falls – 56 m (186 ft) sheer drop

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79 comments:

  1. Gorgeous waterfalls. Georgia is really a beautiful state. I didn't realize there were so many waterfalls there. Beautiful state and beautiful people. I have always enjoyed my visits there.

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  2. They are beautiful....I could almost hear the roar of the water. Lovely!
    Chasity

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  3. Susan,
    What beautiful waterfalls. They are definitely worth that strenuous hike. My husband and I always think a waterfall is worth the effort it takes to get to and look at the wonderful vegetation on the way. Thanks for hosting this Outdoor Wednesday, it is always so much fun.
    Maryrose

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  4. My goodness Susan!!!! Those waterfalls are so beautiful. They take my breath!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

    Barb

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  5. Wow! Georgia has some awesome waterfalls, these are stunning pictures :)

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  6. Beautiful! I have always loved Georgia. And I didn't even know about the waterfalls. We'll have to check them out sometime.
    Hugs, Terrie

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing these pictures..I will have to put them on my dream destinations list. Have a great Wednesday! Miss Bloomers

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  8. I LOVE waterfalls! I've got to get myself to Geogia!

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  9. Beautiful tour Susan!
    That last one is my favorite! Georgia is so pretty. Happy Wednesday to you! Cindy

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  10. They are beautiful! I have been to several of these!

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  11. What beautiful photos of beautiful waterfalls. I wasn't aware there were so many waterfalls in Georgia. But then I know very little about Georgia so it is not surprising. Blogging is educational.
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday.
    Charlotte

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  12. beautiful water falls!!!thanks for sharing

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  13. Susan, your waterfall post is very timely. We are looking forward to our annual family vacation at Blue Ridge in August, and I hope we will be able to visit some of these beautiful waterfalls. Thank you so much for sharing them ... and for hosting our "Outdoor Wednesdays."

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  14. When my husband and I travel alone by car we take out in a certain direction and aim for any waterfall we find along the way. Beautiful pictures. I'm going to have to click on each one and record it in my future prospects book. Thanks for all the glorious waterfalls!

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  15. I grew up in northwest GA and I don't think I've ever been to any of these places - how sad is that?! Maybe one day.......... The photos are beautiful.

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  16. All those waterfalls are gorgeous! Thank you for hosting O.W. I posted my link! ☺ Diane

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  17. What beautiful pictures!!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!!

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  18. We do have some beautiful falls here in Ga.. As a family we've seen Amicalola Falls, Anna Ruby and Toccoa Falls.. all breath taking. Thanks for sharing Susan.
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  19. WOW Susan, these are stunning, I hope one day I get the chance to visit them and Georgia, just breathtaking. Happy OW, Kathy.

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  20. Wow, awesome photos! Makes me so want to be there, Georgia has many other sites I would like to see as well.

    Have a great day!

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  21. Beautiful pictures Susan! I am getting close to having some outside pictures to post for Outdoors Wed. so I can join in! I am so slow in getting my yard tidy this year!

    blessings
    mary

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  22. Oh wow! Those pictures are breathtaking! Waterfalls are so nice to visit. I love when you can see a rainbow in the mist.

    All the best,
    Allison

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  23. Those are beautiful photos Susan. It's been a long time since I've been to Georgia....may have to plan a trip there!

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  24. My goodness Susan, North Georgia has some unbelievable waterfalls! Beautiful sights! I hope to see some someday...

    Another great post and thanks so much for hosting! I'll be joining soon!

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  25. What awesome looking waterfalls!!!
    I need to take a trip to Georgia!!
    Great photos!!

    Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

    Sherri:D

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  26. The waterfalls are breathtaking. I didn't realize there were so many beautiful ones in Georgia. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. What a GORGEOUS collection of water falls... GREAT photos!
    ENJOY your day!
    Fifi

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  28. I had no idea Georgia had such beautiful waterfalls.

    ~Amazing post Susan! :)

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  29. Beautiful falls! I didn't know that Georgia had so many beautiful waterfalls. Well, I guess most people don't know that New Jersey has the Great Falls in Paterson, right in the city -- and they are the second highest falls in the Eastern US -- only Niagara is higher.

    I've got a Bosnian waterfall in my Outdoor Wednesday post! I love waterfalls -- the air always seems so clean and fresh near them.
    Thanks!
    Cass

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  30. I can hear the roar of the water in those pictures. They are wonderful!

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  31. That last waterfall: Toccoa falls just took my breath away!

    ~Really Rainey~

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  32. Susan, such pretty falls - I took a double take at Minnehaha Falls, we have one here with that name, too.! ~ Robyn

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  33. I had no idea there were so many water falls in Georgia! Not only are the photos beautiful but your post was educational as well!

    Robin

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  34. Oh wow, soooooo beautiful. FL is so damn flat any falls we'd have would be, oh... about 3 ft. I did Wordful Wed today. I'm so stupid, I could have combined it with Outdoor Wed! DOH!

    Justine :o )

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  35. Your waterfalls are beautiful

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  36. beautiful and awesome post
    hugs
    debbie

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  37. wow amazing falls, I love these pictures

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  38. The waterfalls are just beautiful. I live about 30 min. from Anna Ruby and we have visited often. I just love that one. It is so peaceful there. Thank you for the great photos.

    Jennifer

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  39. My post is a bit different, but hopefully will bring a smile to someone's face :)
    I know it did mine!!
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!!

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  40. beautiful must be something to see in person

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  41. Thanks for sharing the pics of the waterfalls. They are all beautiful!

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  42. Beautiful photos, Susan!

    I recognize a few of them from my travels :)

    Thanks for sharing and hosting today.

    Lisa

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  43. I love visiting Falls on our travels. I would be interested in knowing the location of these. There is a Desota Falls in Alabama.
    Beautiful photos.
    Mama Bear

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  44. I am totally in love with waterfalls! Thank you for such a great post!

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  45. Oh my goodness, Susan! These are gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing them! Luanne

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  46. I do love a beautiful waterfall. WOW!!!
    I can almost hear the crashing on the rocks.
    Rocks...

    Dreaming,
    RockCancy

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  47. I live in GA and my husband and daughter made a hike to see some waterfalls but I stayed in the car and for the life of me I don't remember why I sat in the car????? They said it was lovely too. Thanks for sharing your photos. I had fun posting to your link today.
    Joyce

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  48. Beautiful water falls... thank you for sharing them

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  49. Beautiful pictures you are truly blessed to have such wonderful scenery close by, thank-you for sharing and for being the host!

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  50. Those waterfalls are beautiful. I am planning to take my kids to Cloudland Canyon this week and enjoy the waterfalls there.
    Happy Outdoor Wednesday to you!
    Pam

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  51. What beautiful, wonderful waterfalls!!!
    Have a happy "Outdoor Wednesday" :-D

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  52. Unbelievably beautiful! Someday, when I get to Georgia, I'll make it a point to visit at least a couple of those amazing waterfalls you shared with us. Happy OW Susan!
    -marie

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  53. So very pretty. Guess what? I decided to join in OW this week. My first one! :0)
    Thanks for hosting and I hope your day is superb!

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  54. It's been years since I've visited any part of north Georgia, but I have to agree with you that it is a pretty and wild part of the state and your waterfall pictures are wonderful. :)

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  55. Hi Susan, your waterfalls are absolutely gorgeous. One of the things I love to see are waterfalls. They are not easy to photograph and these are so well done. Love it!!!

    Hugs...Jeanne

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  56. Susan this is a gorgeous gorgeous post. I just adore waterfalls. I went into my garden this morning to photograph some photos for Outdoor Wednesday. Before I knew it, I was reflecting on how much raising teenage daughters is like waiting for a garden to bloom. Inspiration comes when we least expect it. Thank you for Outdoor Wednesday because it led me to feeling so thankful today.
    Blessings, Karen

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  57. You've no way of knowing, but waterfalls are places I just love. Nature's music to my ears!
    Brenda

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  58. Very beautiful!

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  59. I have always loved waterfalls. There is something magical about them! Beautiful pictures!

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  60. Wow I didn't know there were that many waterfalls in Northern Georgia. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful.

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  61. Beautiful pictures Susan and something else I didn't know about Georgia. I hope you have had the opportunity to see some of these yourself!!

    Have a wonderful week! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  62. Well Georgia has some beautiful water falls that I didn't know about! The last one with the sheer drop is my favorite.

    Kathy b

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  63. Wow! Amazing! I so, so love waterfalls. I have never visited Georgia but would love to visit those waterfalls....beautiful!

    I've posted my 2nd Outdoor Wednesday post today. Thank you for hosting.

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  64. What wonderful photos. My favorite photo was the Toccoa Falls. I love both the waterfall and the beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing and as always thanks for hosting Outdoor Wednesday, I look forward to this post each week.

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  65. You've really captured the beauty, allure, and power of the water. These are really great shots. Beautiful
    Happy Twirls

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  66. Susan,
    Beautiful!!!! Beautiful!!! Simply Beautiful!!!!
    Thank you for allowing us to see them!!
    Sue

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  67. I love the pictures of the waterfalls! Just beautiful!!
    Karen

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  68. I love waterfalls & from your photos, looks like Georgia has some fabulous ones. I've only seen waterfalls in Yosemite, Utah, Oregon. I don't think we have any here in southern California. Probably as we don't get much rain.

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  69. Love all of the waterfall photos. I've been to Minnehaha and Amicalola. May have been to Dick's Creek Falls---I know we looked for it, but don't remember if we found it or not. All so beautiful. I think Victoria (my sister who I blog with) and I will try to participate in Outdoor Wednesdays, now that I've found your blog.

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  70. Susan, I forgot to ask you. Do I qualify as a Georgia blogger if my ancestors were in Georgia in the late 1700's (before and after the Revolution)? Some owned a lot of land in and around Athens, and my gggg grandmother is buried on the U of Ga campus in the old burying ground there.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  71. Susan, I just love to see waterfalls, and these are breath taking. I had no idea there were so many in Georgia. Thanks for sharing that. laurie

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  72. They are beautiful.. I can't imagine how they are in person with the sound of the water!

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  73. Just beautiful! Thanks for your help, Susan.

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  74. Wow! Those are so beautiful! I been to a lot of falls! I even thought a few of them I been to, but not! Thanks for showing these falls, I going to show Hubby, maybe I can talk him into a road trip to Georgia, instead of Florida! lol

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  75. Those waterfalls are beautiful! It makes me want to go on vacation.

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