Sunday, November 22, 2015

Serendipity ... at Foster Falls

Lately, we've been discovering hiking trails closer to our marina. Several weeks ago, we hiked Foster Falls in Sequatchie, a mere 30 minutes drive away. Our timing was serendipitous, as we got to see some pretty fall colors.
Fall colors at the entrance to Foster Falls Recreation Area
Foster Falls, a 60-foot waterfall

With temperature dropping to freezing this weekend, we seized the opportunity to hike Foster Falls area again. We had wanted to hike a different trail, but couldn't find it, so back to Foster Falls we went.

Serendipity was with us again. An empty parking spot (this place is packed with hikers, campers and climbers!) awaited us. As soon as we got out of the car, we heard the falls roaring in the background. With gusto. The recent rainstorm was responsible for the huge volume of water rushing down the 60-foot falls. We felt a rush of adrenaline, and eagerly hiked down the rocky path to the foot of the falls. Most of the leaves were gone. We sat and watch the water rushing down the rocky cliffs, and let it mesmerize us for a little while.
Foster Falls, after the rain
Suspension Bridge

Picnic area
Entrance to campsite
Stay warm and Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

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