2009 has been a good year for waterfalls. With the end of the long drought, some old favorites are running better than they have in a long time. In 2008, Bridal Veil Falls (the one near Highlands) was down to a trickle. Not anymore.
Just down the mountain from Bridal Veil, the Forest Service finally reopened access to the incomparable Dry Falls.
Lots of new falls for me in '09, like...
Add to that one episode of waterfall-induced etymological wandering.
Finally, I still haven't seen if for myself, but have heard that Kevin Adams' new map of North Carolina waterfalls is a beauty. His waterfall book has been THE go-to reference for weekend rambles, and I expect the map would be a nice addition to that.
Without a doubt, it was a good year for waterfalls.
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