Looking Glass

I'm at my parents' house in SC now but I spent the past few days in Western North Carolina wandering along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

This is a waterfall in Transylvania County, not very far from Brevard, North Carolina.

It's located on highway 276 which is a lovely but very hilly and twisty road with a number of waterfalls alongside it.

This one is called Looking Glass Falls. It's named for a nearby mountain, Looking Glass Rock, which is 3,969 feet high--and I can assure you, it's quite steep.

You can get an idea of the scale of the falls here by seeing the young fellow standing at the base.

These pictures are quite small due to my parents only having dial-up. I'm not willing to upload big pictures from here. I'm far too impatient!

This is some detail at the bottom of the falls at Looking Glass.

It's pretty the way that the water causes its own little micro-environment.

The drought here in the Carolinas has been so severe that many of the waterfalls in this area are dry. Looking Glass, while much diminished in size, is still lovely.

This is a picture of an intrepid fellow waterfall explorer.

Don't let that frown fool you--she was actually quite happy to be at the base of the Looking Glass falls.


Nancy said…
Oh WOW! This is so beautiful and I love the name. I would pretend to be Alice...
GA Girl said…
The falls are beautiful - didn't see the person until made the picture larger.
Ivy said…
I love waterfalls and that is so pretty!
GA Girl said…
forgot the "I" - how unusual for me :)
kenju said…
That is MY KIND OF PLACE!! But I'd go in hot weather, so I could wade in the water.
Diane Mandy said…
Beautiful photos as always Utenzi!
rosemary said…
really beautiful pix, dave....the power of water always leaves me a bit weak in the knees.
Shephard said…
Great shots. I love waterfalls.
Your intrepid fellow waterfall explorer looks like Sophia Loren.

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