Sunday, January 26, 2014

Winter Hiking to Eagle Falls

Winter waterfalls are one of my favorite sights to see. When we venture down a winter's path through the woods, the surroundings look much different than other seasons.

Eagle Falls is located on the Cumberland River, down from the famous Cumberland Falls, in Kentucky's southeast region.

In the springtime, you can walk the path on the other side of the park. It's very popular and often crowded so go early. Hiking in winter means you usually have the woods and paths to yourself and so photographing Eagle Falls with no one to interrupt your shots is great.

This particular shot was made in the early afternoon, across the river, on the upper path, just past the parks visitors stone buildings.
We had to climb down some steep, icy stairs and then climb onto a large boulder to capture this.
The view is not very clear in the other seasons because of the tree leaves.
No, this type of hiking, by two photography nuts, isn't for the faint-hearted.
But in the end, it was worth it!

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