After visiting the James River visitor's center, our next stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway was Fallingwater Cascades. The information I had was that it was 3/10 mile to the first cascade, with an option to walk further to more cascades if desired. Well, the temperature by then was in the eighties, and the walk was steep. And then, when we reached the cascade, it was hard to get any pictures of it because of the way the trail lay in relation to it and the underbrush between the two.
|Doug on the trail to Fallingwater Cascades (You can see the cascades in the background.)|
|A closer look at Fallingwater Cascades|
|Dogwood blossoms on the Fallingwater Cascades trail|
|Butterfly on dandelion along the Fallingwater Cascades trail|
After the hot hike back to our vehicle and its welcome air conditioning, we drove to Peaks of Otter Lodge, where we parked, walked around a bit, and rested for a few minutes on a bench by the lake.
|Sharp Top Mountain at Peaks of Otter|
|Peaks of Otter Lodge|