Watery Wednesday # 68: A Watery Mystery

The picture of Hogskin Branch Falls I posted on December 1.

This is my post for Watery Wednesday.  To see more of our beautiful watery world, or to join and post your own pictures to share, click HERE.

On December 1 of this year I made a posting about all the junk we found around Hogskin Branch, a pretty little waterfall near Flag Pond in northeast Tennessee.  The next day I heard from Bill, another waterfall collector, who said that he and his wife had visited the waterfall a couple of weeks before we did and there had been no junk around.  He wondered what had happened and sent along a picture that he had taken.

The picture Bill sent after reading about Hogskin Branch Falls on my blog.

It quickly became obvious to both of us that we had not seen the same waterfall, so the question became ‘What waterfall did Bill and his wife see?’.

When Betsy and I went to Brevard, NC, about three weeks ago we decided, since I-40 was still closed, to go through Flag Pond to see if we could find the mystery waterfall.

Lower Clear Branch Falls, Flag Pond, Tennessee. December 10, 2009.

I think we were successful.  The picture above is of Lower Clear Branch Falls.  There was much less water when we were there, but the shelving and the rocks are the same as Bill shows.  Further, the surroundings all matched what Bill reported.

Not only did we solve a mystery, we got another waterfall to add to our collection.

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12 Responses to “Watery Wednesday # 68: A Watery Mystery”

  1. MaryBeth Says:

    Mystery solved—thank goodness. Now I wonder if the junk from the first waterfall was ever removed. Another trip!!!!! MB

  2. Eileen Says:

    Great photos of the waterfalls George. My hubby sometimes will carry a plastic bag to carry out the trash he sees around the places he enjoys.

    I hope you and your family have a healthy and happy New Years.

  3. happilyretired Says:

    LOL … Why am I not surprised that you & Betsy decided to solve this waterfall mystery. Love the end result and this post. I’ve shared a mosaic of warm beach views from a recent walk this week. Wishing you and yours a Joyous New Year!
    Hugs and blessings,

  4. Becky Says:

    Mystery solved…great story and photo!!!

  5. Loran Says:

    Our world IS white! I love all your waterfall pictures.

  6. Susie Says:

    Glad you found it George!

  7. J Bar Says:

    Beautiful falls.

  8. connieemeraldeyes Says:

    Nice waterfall find.

  9. Cheryl Says:

    So you put on your detective’s cap and solved the mystery! I think its great that it also led you to a new waterfall.

  10. Hilda Says:

    You could be a waterfall Sherlock Holmes!
    Wishing you, Betsy and all your family a peaceful and love-filled 2010, George!

  11. nuts Says:

    Mystery solved! great post!

  12. CafebyJW Says:


    You Got A Posty
    All Little Things I Like

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