(Bryson City NC)
The trail to find waterfalls, also paralleled Deep Creek for about a mile. It crossed over the stream via footbridges a couple of times. What a wonderful combination of water, rocks, and cascades it was!
At one point, the trail was blocked by a crew that was cutting back shrubbery from the trail; so, I climbed down an embankment to the creek in order to bypass them. Making my way along the rocky bank was a bit challenging at times, though.
I was glad to get up close to the creek. The water flowing around, and cascading over the rocks and boulders provided lots of visual excitement. The edge of the creek also had interesting formations and vegetation.
The variety of textures and colors was stimulating. I expect in the springtime, when the rhododendrons lining the creek are in bloom, it would be fantastic.
Not sure if something happened with the camera in the last photo; but, it almost looks like a painting to me. I enjoyed experiencing Deep Creek, as much as seeing the waterfalls along the trail.
Camp: Deep Creek CG-NPS drycamp
Scene: Creek, rocks
Note: This visit occurred in October.