Ozone Falls

The top of Ozone Falls, Ozone, Tennessee.  January 7, 2009.

The top of Ozone Falls, Ozone, Tennessee. January 7, 2009.

One advantage of rainy days is that I get a chance to work on the giant backlog of pictures I have on my computer.  We’ll need a lot of rain for me to get completely caught up, but I can say that I am making progress.

In January Betsy and I made a trip to Ozone, Tennessee, which is only about ten miles from our heart.  We went to visit Ozone Falls.  We’d been there several times before, but on this visit there were no leaves on the trees to hide the view and there had been plenty of rain in the days before our visit.  These combined to give us a wonderful experience.

Ozone Falls is a 110 foot waterfall in the Ozone State Natural Area.  There is a short, nice trail along Fall Creek to the brink of the falls.  It is also possible to hike down into the gorge to the base of the falls  and to cascades and a smaller waterfall below the main one.  I got adventuresome and explored in the gorge for the first time.

It was a great way to spend a beautiful winter day.  If you would like to see more pictures of this area click HERE.

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11 Responses to “Ozone Falls”

  1. cherie de castro Says:

    ten miles from your heart. i like that, sir, and this is awesome.

  2. busy bee suz Says:

    How beautiful and practically in your backyard!!!

  3. Susie Says:

    How nice to be so close. Wish I had something like that close to us. Oh well, at least I get to visit thru your pics George!

  4. NCMountainwoman Says:

    Great waterfall! Does it always carry that much water?

  5. Judy Says:

    I like the falls with the bare branches across them!

  6. JLS Hall (Joysweb) Says:

    Great shots! Love the one of Betsy all bundled up. There’s no way I’ll ever get all the photos on my computer organized – it’s a never-ending battle. But fun.

  7. Tricia Says:

    110′? Yikes, that’s quite a drop – But very very beautiful!!!

  8. Karin Says:

    Very much appreciate your sharing of all your photos! You take the hike in real life and through the photos you can relive it in memory whenever you want to! Isn’t that cool!

  9. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: What a neat place to visit with a funny name.

  10. happilyretired Says:

    LOL … If I waited for rain to go through my photos, I’d never get ANYTHING done on the computer here in So Cal. I do LOVE the wealth of beautiful waterfall photographs you capture and share on ‘non-rainy’ days.
    Hugs and blessings,

  11. Mary Says:

    I wish that I had used the rainy days for working on my photos….deleting some of them to make room on the computer for one thing and sorting all the bird photos! I’m so sick of rain right now, but am using it to sew rather than compute. Beautiful falls!

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