Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hiking Pics--Cascades Waterfall

Look! I'm back! Within 24 hours not three months! Go me!!

Anyway, today I thought I'd share some pics of our hike to the Cascades Falls. Duncan stayed back at the cabin gettin his Zzzz's on. It was a foggy, cool day which made for much less peoples being out, so we basically had all the trails to ourselves!

We found this on the trail! Isn't it pretty! I didn't even eat it, we left it for other hikers to find!

There were some steepy stairs going down to the falls...maybe Duncan had the right idea staying home and getting his ZZzzz's on!

But we made it down...isn't it pretty? Once again, I was NOT allowed in the water...huff.

Mom and I down at the bottom of the falls.

Dad and I took a photo op on the cool pathway....I figured it was a perfect time for head tilt one.....

...and head tilt two!!

We found a trail off the main trail labeled MST (we now knows it's the Moutains to Sea Trail!) and we followed it. It was nice. No other peoples were anywhere! It was a good two miles round trip. (Here I am catching daddy taking a photo of mom's bum!!)

We found all these, FURNS! They was everywhere! They weren't that fuzzy, so I don't know why they was called furns!

Then the woods got CREEPY lookin! Big dead piney trees and fog! It was like out of a horror movie! But it was pretty....but pretty creepy too!

On the way back we found two beagles! They followed us for a while. Mom and Dad checked their tags and they were local, so I guess their peoples just let them run around. I shared some water with them though!

Later on, on another trail we found this scenic wasn't very scenic because of all the rains and fog...but it kinda went along with the whole creepy theme of the day!

On the way back to the cabin mom and dad stopped in Boone to go to a cool olive oil store. I got to go in too, the lady was very nice, but then some oils or something got in my nose and I started having a sneezy fit! So dad took me out back to the car. When mom came out she started laughing, saying between the graffiti and the for rent sign we looked homeless! Now I've been called a wolf AND homeless in the same trip!!

Tomorrow we'll be on the top of the world!!


  1. Holy smokes, that woz creepy! And it wozn't even howloween yet. Good thing you woz there fur protekshun. Wassup with the mom and dad not letting you in the waterfalls? I mean, that do be why this is there, speshull fur us to jump in, no?

  2. What beautiful pictures! I love the waterfalls!! I know some of the trails can be very spooky looking but it's fun! I have been warned NOT to go hiking by myself by the rangers so I'm glad all of you were together! They told me that after they had to come find me on a mountain when I got lost!! Now I stay on the road or overlooks and don't dare go up a trail by myself (it was rather stupid and dangerous for me to go alone!) Looking forward to more pictures!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

  3. Thanks for the tour, Anna. Weren't you scared with all that fog and no one around? Beautiful photos, but we must say we just love the head tilt ones best.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  4. I can't believe they wouldn't let you in the water! That's just insanity! Um, looking homeless is not going to help your diva status, but if it makes you feel better, Morgan gets called wolfy all the time.

    Bunny and Morgan

  5. Those scenic photos are great, but the head tilts are priceless! Looks like a lovely time in a beautiful place.

    lotsa licks, Lola

  6. Hey Anna! Mom really enjoyed this post! She visited Boone, NC way back when...a friends mom teaches at the local college. What a neat area. So glad to see these pix and you having some wonderful adventures!

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose