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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Hiking Minnehaha Falls!

After our hike to Tallulah Gorge, we all (Gracie, Me, Rocco and his Mum (from To Dog With Love)) got back in the car and headed into the deep of the Chattahoochee National Forest to a place we had read about called Minnehaha Falls.

See the inscription on the railing, I think they spelled it wrong don't you? Ooopsie!

The drive there was a little confusing as our GPS went out once we reached a certain point in the forest, no cell signal. But we managed to find it after taking only one little detour.

This had been later after a few big rains here in the mountains, and one of the roads was in the way of a free flowing creek. Mum dutifully stopped the car in front of this stream and took a look. Most of it looked very shallow, but one area looked deeper. She grabbed a long branch and made her way to the deep end and tested to see how deep it was. Yep, a-ok! Our Rover will make it through. And off we went.


The trail was only about 1/4 a mile which means we didn't get in a lot of hiking on this day trip, but we did get to see some awesome falls. Here is the first sighting of falls, a nice little drop with a great little wading pool that I just had to investigate.


Yep, water feels fine!!! 


Gracie and Rocco had to have a little drink. Mum doesn't usually let us drink from streams unless they are high in the mountains and are very free flowing. How's it taste guys? Nom!!!


Again, I just had to investigate, check out the little vid...Oh watch out, there's a drop off there!

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Mum, Gracie and I got a little ahead of Rocco and his Mom, we turned left and headed up the trail just about 20 feet further and wow! What a sight! Take a look.

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The falls are named for Minnehaha, a fictional character in the epic poem 'The Song of Hiawatha' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. 

'And he named her from the river,
From the water-fall he named her,
Minnehaha, Laughing Water.'

On the way back we had to try and get a threesome shot, and thanks to Rocco's Mom having some new and different yummy treats, we indulged, dutifully!


I'll leave you today with this amazing shot. Yep that's me at Minnehaha Falls!


Till next time...

3 comments:

  1. What a fun adventure and just beautiful! Good choice on a hot summer day, Johann!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  2. Wow, what a BEAUTIFUL hike!!! Isn't summer fun?
    ♥ Behr Behr :)

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  3. What a beautiful piece of nature! Glad you all had a good time

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