Scenic Sunday # 44

Lower Bridal Veil Falls.  May 10, 2009.

Lower Bridal Veil Falls, DuPont State Forest, North Carolina. May 10, 2009.

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The picture above was taken in the DuPont State Forest near Brevard, North Carolina.  Betsy and I had been there in 2006 and had seen three of the four major waterfalls.  But we didn’t get to the fourth waterfall, Bridal Veil, because the hike was just too long for us to make in the time we had available.

When we were planning our trip to the beach this year I was checking waterfall web pages to find waterfalls we could visit either going to or coming home from the beach and I happened to access the web site of the Friends of DuPont Forest.  They were offering a shuttle bus tour of three of the waterfalls, including Bridal Veil, on the weekend we were returning from the beach.  It was too good of an opportunity to see another waterfall, so we our plans accordingly.

The picture above shows the lower part of Bridal Veil Falls, which gets its name from the way the water spreads out over the rocks.

On the day we were there it was possible to walk up some of the dry rocks to the upper free fall.  The upper falls is the location used in the movie “Last of the Mohicans” when the main characters walked behind the waterfall to hide from the Indians.  Since I didn’t have my hiking boots with me I didn’t try to go behind the upper falls, but I did get close enough to take the picture below.

Upper Bridal Veil Falls, DuPont State Forest, North Carolina.  May 10, 2009.

Upper Bridal Veil Falls, DuPont State Forest, North Carolina. May 10, 2009.

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20 Responses to “Scenic Sunday # 44”

  1. Adelynne Says:

    I love the name of the waterfall. Such a pretty moniker 🙂

  2. robert sobczak Says:

    What a great movie — I’ve always wondered about that waterfall. Now I know.

  3. Tina Says:

    Waterfall web pages..awesome!! What can’t one find on the web! Such a great picture of those falls…such swirling waters!! Love that you guys have such a love of the same things! It’s great to have such similar interests!!

  4. NCmountainwoman Says:

    When you and Betsy said you went to the DuPont waterfalls, it never occurred to me that you took the wussy way instead of hiking. 🙂

  5. Anna Says:

    Lovley shots of the waterfalls!

    Have a great sunday! 🙂

  6. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    These falss are spectacular.

  7. Judy Says:

    so cool!!!
    i was watching a national geographic show on yellowstone park last night, and a couple of guys are looking for all the waterfalls – they have found 300 in the last 10 years – many of them are inaccessable except by helicopter – i thought of you and betsy

  8. Happyone Says:

    Beautiful water falls. It would be nice to see them in person to hear the sound of the water also!!

  9. Regina Says:

    I like waterfalls. Good shots.

  10. karin Says:

    I like the name of these falls – they do look like a delicate bridal veil. I love seeing all your excellent photo. Loved that moon over the ocean shot too!

  11. imac Says:

    I always love water scenes, and this is just beautiful George.

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  12. Susie Says:

    I think that is an appropriate name for such pretty falls.

  13. Rose Says:

    I bet this was breathtaking in real life!

  14. Busy bee suz Says:

    So pretty…with all the rain we have had this weekend, I feel like I am living near some falls too.

  15. Hilda Says:

    What fantastic luck for you and Betsy! Definitely worth the side trip — it’s a beautiful waterfall.

  16. Grammy Says:

    Hi George. You and Betsy had such an adventure. I loved looking at all the waterfalls you saw. Lake care.

  17. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Beautiful photos of the running water and falls.

  18. Tricia Says:

    Whoa! I’d so love to visit this place – All that water gushing down the rocks! Whoa! Gorgeous!

  19. a ladys life Says:

    Almost makes you want to slide in lol

  20. LEEDRA Says:

    Learned something new…there are 2 Bridal Veil Falls in North Carolina. Your photos are different than the one we have visited. Probably a popular name.

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