Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’

Fall Branch Falls

February 19, 2015

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Betsy and I enjoy celebrating Valentine Day by visiting waterfalls.  February is a great month for hiking here in the South.  The weather is usually fairly mild, and we often have the waterfalls to ourselves.

This pencil sketch is based on a photo I took of Fall Branch Falls near Blue Ridge, Georgia, in February, 2012.

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Fall Branch Falls

March 5, 2014

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February is a good month for visiting waterfalls in this part of the country.  There is usually quite a bit of water flowing, and the weather is usually mild enough for great hiking.  We visited Fall Branch Falls, near Blue Ridge, Georgia, in February, 2012.  This image is based on a photo taken at that time.

Entrance to a Historic Tunnel

November 12, 2013

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Last September Betsy’s son Jeff and I visited the old Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.  The 1,477 foot-long tunnel was constructed by hand between 1848 and 1850.  After walking through the tunnel (no longer in use) we came upon this scene at the eastern entrance

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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Bull Sluice

May 29, 2013

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When Betsy and I travel, we’re always on the lookout for waterfalls or cascades.  When we go to the beach we sometimes travel through Clayton, Georgia.  Bull Sluice is a cascade (rapid) on the Chattooga River near Clayton.  There was a nice parking area on the highway, so we stopped and hiked to Bull Sluice.  It was a great way to break up a trip.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel

November 6, 2012

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Last month Betsy’s son, Jeff, and I visited the historic Western & Atlantic Railroad Tunnel in Tunnel Hill, Georgia.  This tunnel, 1,447 feel long, was constructed between 1848 and 1850 as part of the first railroad across the Appalachian Mountains.  If you ignore the modern safety lights, I think this sepia photo does a pretty good job of conveying the age of this constructed-by-hand tunnel.

From My Archives: Hurricane Falls

February 6, 2012

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This picture of Hurricane Falls was taken in May, 2010.  We had stopped by Tallulah Gorge State Park in Georgia, when we were on our way to the beach.  We didn’t have time on this trip to hike to the bottom of the canyon, but I got this picture of the waterfall from a short hike along the south rim of the gorge.

The picture on which this drawing was based is shown below.

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