Monday, October 17, 2016

Fall at Fall Creek Falls


Over the weekend, we made the two-hour trek out to Fall Creek Falls State Park, located southeast of Nashville, Tennessee. The schools here are just finishing their two-week break, so there were quite a few visitors at the park.

Starting at the nature center, we crossed the suspension bridge and hiked a mile to the tallest waterfall on this side of the Rocky Mountains. We haven't had much rain, so the fall was more of a light shower, as you can see from the pictures. 


After taking photos from the lookout point at the top, we ventured 256 feet down to the base of the falls.


The trail was gorgeous, especially with the autumn-colored leaves, but climbing back up was a struggle. I'm going to count that as my leg workout for the year...

27 comments:

  1. Anonymous10/17/2016

    Beautiful pictures Ellie! Mr Handsome so tiny. LOL

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    1. Thank you! I wanted to get a good shot of the huge cliff above him, but it ended up making him look quite small. LOL.

      Ellie

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  2. Anonymous10/17/2016

    Fall is the best time of the year to go hiking.

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    1. Yes, I agree. Not too hot and not too cold. :)

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous10/17/2016

    It is a nice place. At least you are dry.G good outings.

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    1. The forecast said it might rain, but we were blessed that it didn't. :)

      Ellie

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  4. Anonymous10/17/2016

    What a fabulous view!

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    1. Isn't it? Definitely a beautiful place for a hike!

      Ellie

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  5. Shela G10/17/2016

    I think it is wonderful that you and Mr Handsome are doing things to enjoy the nice fall weather and making memories. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us.

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    1. It's my pleasure. :) What kinds of fall-related activities have you and your husband done this year?

      Ellie

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    2. Shela G10/18/2016

      Unfortunately we have not been able to spend much time outside because of my husband's allergies and asthma. This Friday we will be going to our nephews last home football game to watch him March in the band. Then next weekend we will be helping at our churches fall festival.

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    3. That's too bad! I'll say a prayer for him. Football games and fall festivals are fun. :)

      Ellie

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  6. Absolutely stunning- nothing better than enjoying God's beauty in nature!

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    1. Thanks, Kell! And I totally agree!

      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous10/18/2016

    What pretty pictures Ellie!

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  8. Anonymous10/18/2016

    How can anyone believe that was created no more than 6,000 years ago??

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    1. Anonymous10/19/2016

      Because Gods word tells us differently :-)

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    2. Anonymous10/20/2016

      You do realize that the Bible is a book (a collection of books, actually) written in many different times by many different humans, right?

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    3. Anonymous10/20/2016

      We have minerals on Earth dating back to 4.375 billion years old. Radioactive isotopes don't lie. If you can't believe in those, then you can't believe in the isotopes in your own body, because you're naturally radioactive, too.

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  9. Anonymous10/18/2016

    Do you not workout regularly?

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    1. Anonymous10/19/2016

      What kind of question is that,even if Ellie does work out,anyone would be tired out over that long haul they walked!

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    2. I try to work out every other day, although that doesn't always happen. Lol

      Ellie

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  10. Anonymous10/19/2016

    Thank you so much for sharing this awe inspiring scenery

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  11. Anonymous11/03/2016

    Enjoyed your pictures!!

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    1. Thank you! Glad to hear that.

      Ellie

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