Frozen Falls of Western North Carolina

It's January in Western North Carolina. It's unusually cold. So, what do you do? You go look at frozen waterfalls! It was only 6 degrees Fahrenheit when we left Bubba's Garage for a short road trip to Highlands, North Carolina to check out some frozen waterfalls. First up on US Route 64 was the 65-foot drop of the Dry Falls. Normally you can walk behind the falls but because there was so much ice the Forest Service had closed the trail for safety. We behaved ourselves, stayed behind the ropes and viewed the falls from the upper observation deck.

Frozen Dry Falls
Frozen Dry Falls

Moving up the road is Cullasaja Falls. It is a beautiful 250-foot drop waterfall that can be seen from the road. There is only a very small pull-off (big enough for 2 cars) and it is extremely dangerous to stop so we passed on this one. Just a little further up the road is Bridal Veil Falls.  This 45-foot drop falls is really neat because you can normally drive underneath it. But not today.  Ice had closed the road.

Frozen Bridal Veil Falls


Frozen Bridal Veil Falls

We did, however, get to walk under this one. We had planned on going to more falls but with the wind and single digit temperatures, we were frozen as well. Even though I had my special photography shooting gloves on, I began to lose the feeling in my fingers. Brrrr. Time to head back.

Under the Frozen Bridal Veil Falls



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