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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

A 2011 visit to Dry Falls in Highlands, NC

Dry Falls is located in Highlands, North Carolina. Whether a waterfall is large or small, I enjoy seeing them all. This one was certainly not dry.

Photos taken on March 4, 2011

As I drove back home from a past storytelling performance in Johns Creek, Georgia the night before, I decided to take the scenic route home in pursuit of seeing and photographing waterfalls.

When I stopped at a gas station to get directions, I asked a local resident about any nearby waterfalls. She kindly gave me directions to this one plus another waterfall called Bridal Veil Falls about 1 mile apart. She warned me I would have to go about 20 minutes or so off the beaten path to get there. I was happy to do this to help fulfill my waterfall passion.

It drizzled all day long as I took pictures and video footage. I simply held an umbrella poised above me to protect my camera from the rain.

Had we been further into spring, I could have actually walked down the outdoor staircase and taken pictures from under the waterfall. Unfortunately, due to recent icy conditions, that part of the waterfall was closed off. If you look closely, you can see the walkway underneath the waterfall.

These photos of Dry Falls were taken on March 4, 2011.

How to Find this Waterfall

As I traveled on US-23 N and US-441 N, the woman told me to get off at the Highland Franklin exit and drive about 20 minutes. I drove on a very winding mountain road that had a rushing stream in view most of the way. Every now and then, I would see tantalizing views of various waterfalls but no place to stop along the road.

Finally, I passed the first overlook on the right called Dry Falls. I was so excited and relieved to see it. I grabbed my umbrella to hold over my camera and me and headed toward the overlook. This waterfall was truly a beautiful site.

Have you ever walked underneath this waterfall? I would love to visit it again someday to try it for myself.

What are some of your favorite waterfalls? I love them all – no matter how big or how small.

Please note

I formerly had this posted on Hubpages. Due to one of my past videos disappearing when a former site I used to write for closed down, the hub went into draft mode. Now that I have my own blog, I decided to bring the article back to life minus the video. Sadly, the video has been lost for good as a past computer virus made one of my former laptops “crash and burn.” Sigh and double sigh!

A link to the Highlands Newspaper that Includes Video Footage to this Waterfall

If you would like to see a working video of this waterfall, feel free to click on the following link. There are also some lovely photos in the second link. Both will open up in a new window.

Amazon Link to all children’s books by Debbie Dunn

Here is the link to the author’s page on Amazon of all paperback and kindle books by Debbie Dunn.. It will open up in a new window.

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