|Scott and Boomer at Fuzzybutt Falls|
It was also Boomer's first time back in the woods since he was bit by a copperhead almost a month ago. He was happy as a pig in poop to get his foot finally healed and to get that cone off his head. Boomer was cleared by the vet just yesterday, but we weren't sure how he would take to being out in bushwhack areas. So we looked for some short hikes not too far off the beaten path, and such that it wouldn't be too far to get back to the car in the event of heavy rain.
I won't go into how to get to these falls since I have detailed that extensively in previous posts. Look at these links for detailed "how to get there" and other information:
Fuzzybutt Falls, Six Finger Falls, and Horsetail Falls
Highway 123 Falls
|Fuzzybutt Falls, (16 ft)|
Next up was Six Finger Falls, so we backtracked up the trail to that point. We had noticed at Falling Water Falls that the creek seemed to have a pretty good flow today, so our expectations were pretty high for the other falls. Six Finger Falls is the only other one actually on Falling Water Creek, and it was beautiful as always today. This is one of those very easy to get to waterfalls that I still have on my list for visiting right after a gully-washing rain. I've seen some photos of it in flood conditions, but still looking forward to seeing that in person.
|Lower Horsetail Falls (70 ft)|
|Haw Creek Falls|
|Highway 123 Falls (47 ft)|
We decided against making the hike up to Pack Rat Falls, because Scott had twisted his ankle earlier. While this hike was short, it involves a fair amount of rock hopping up the creek bed. There were two other couples there wanting to do just that, however. We chatted with them for a while and gave directions on exactly how to get to the waterfall, then left for our last stop of the day.
|Rick and Boomer at Highway 123 Falls|
All in all, it was a pretty enjoyable day out in the woods chasing waterfalls. We got to spend some quality time with our son that we normally go months without seeing, and Boomer got to get out (finally!) and be the mountain dog that he is. It started sprinkling on us a couple of times, but rain turned out to not be an issue at all today.