Watery Wednesday # 46: Sliding Rock

Sliding Rock, Brevard, North Carolina.  July 11, 2009.

Sliding Rock, Brevard, North Carolina. July 11, 2009.

This is my post for Watery Wednesday, a weekly meme created and hosted by 2sweeetnsaxy of Eyes, Mind, Heart.  To see more of our beautiful watery world, or to join and post your own pictures to share, click HERE.

The pretty little fall shown above is Sliding Rock in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, North Carolina.  Sliding Rock gets its name from the fact that sliders patiently line up and wait their turn to ride the chilly water down the 60-foot flat, sloping boulder.  At the bottom of the slide they splash into an eight-foot deep pool and swim a few strokes to the shore, get in line, and do it all over again.

Sliding Rock is a natural waterslide fueled by 11,000 gallons of water flowing down the rock each minute.  Since the stream comes down from the mountains, the water temperature is always on the cool if not down-right cold.

Bob and Sean at Sliding Rock.  July 11, 2009.

Bob and Sean at Sliding Rock. July 11, 2009.

This second picture shows my son and grandson putting Sliding Rock to its proper use.

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19 Responses to “Watery Wednesday # 46: Sliding Rock”

  1. Rose Says:

    Roger and our girls would love this!

  2. Happyone Says:

    That looks like so much fun!!!

  3. MaryBeth Says:

    Oh what fun to have a natural water slide. Neat pictures. MB

  4. NCMountainwoman Says:

    “Chilly” doesn’t quite describe the water temperature. It’s danged COLD!

  5. Suz Says:

    I love ‘natural’ fun!!

  6. Angie from theArthurClan Says:

    Oh my goodness, that looks like so much fun! I wouldn’t be able to get my kids away from there.

  7. Susie Says:

    11,000 gallons of water each minute?!?!? That’s amazing!

  8. JennJilks Says:

    With the heat in some parts of the continent, the cooling waters are great! We are in the rain and cool temps, tho. Brrrr.

  9. Carletta Says:

    This looks like great fun!
    I have seen this. Then and now with your pic makes me wish I’d learned how to swim. 🙂

  10. storyteller at Small Reflections Says:

    Lovely spot … looks like something I would have done in my younger days but would be content to watch and photograph OTHERS doing now. Very ‘kewl’ watery post ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

  11. Mick Says:

    That looks like a lot of fun! Great photos.

  12. Denise Says:

    What a great area to enjoy yourself, that second shot makes me want to join in. Great post!

  13. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Very cool shot of the slippery falls, I might try it.

  14. imac Says:

    Weeeeee water ride, did you go down too George?

  15. Leedra Says:

    Can see where the inspiration for all the water parks came from. 🙂

    Leedra’s Photos For Fun

  16. connieemeraldeyes Says:

    Neat pictures. It sounds like a lot of fun.

  17. Hilda Says:

    I would have wanted to try that natural slide, but then you said ‘cold water.’ No thanks.
    Looks fantastic and it’s great seeing Bob and Sean enjoying it so much.

  18. Michele Says:

    That truly honestly looks like a blast of fun to slide down that rock. I would probably give that a try!!!!

  19. Louise Cannon Says:

    This looks like SO much fun!!!!!

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