TAKE A HIKE
Why Do We Love Waterfalls? A recent blog from author Tim Spira shared this:
“Waterfalls are rare or absent over much of the earth’s surface. If you’re lucky enough to live near (or travel to) an area where waterfalls are abundant, beware! Hiking to waterfalls can become an obsession for which there is no known cure.”
Sounds like a lovely obsession, especially for those who can choose to live near such beauty. The UNC Press description tells us that if you love waterfalls, here are some of the best hikes in the Southern Appalachians. And if you love plants – or simply would like to learn more about them – you will be in hiking heaven: naturalist Tim Spira's guidebook links waterfalls and wildflowers in a spectacularly beautiful region famous for both. Leading you to gorgeous waterfalls in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Georgia, the book includes many hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway. More about the book.
About the Author: Timothy P. Spira, professor of biology at Clemson University, is the author of "Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont: A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and Georgia."