Slick Rock Falls

This is the second waterfall that Lee and I visited on Sunday. This one is called Slick Rock Falls.

It was getting on to late afternoon by the time we arrived at the information center on Forest Service Road 475 near the falls. Once there we realized that we needed to drive part way up Looking Glass Rock, using Forest Service 475B, a very narrow gravel road, to access the parking lot for the mountain as well as the waterfall at the base.

For some unknown reason, my ill ease with heights, which is normally quite mild, bloomed this weekend into near acrophobia. And I'll tell you--there were a lot of sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway that nearly had me in a tizzy.

It's a good thing that Lee was driving--unfortunately I was driving when we went up the forest service road climbing Looking Glass Rock. There were two spots where the road just dropped off several hundred feet at the shoulder. Eeek.

Anyway, the first picture here is looking at Slick Rock Falls from a few hundred feet away. The second picture is Lee at the base of the waterfall.

As you can tell, there's not anywhere near the volume on this waterfall as there was at Looking Glass Falls. Both waterfalls are quite diminished from their normal volume. In the case of Slick Rock, the water flow was almost down to nothing.

It's still pretty but I don't know if it was worth risking our lives on that narrow, steep, gravel road. LOL That's just my acrophobia talking, of course. Lee probably has a far different recollection of the road. :-)


Ivy said…
Those photos are great! They are beautiful!
SassyAssy said…
Is the Intrepid Waterfall girl a new girlfriend????? Inquiring minds want to know.

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