Watery Wednesday: Soco Falls

Soco Falls, Cherokee, North Carolina. January 31, 2012.

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Thanks to the rock slide that closed the interstate and our detour through the Smoky Mountains, Betsy and I were able to revisit Soco Falls.  Soco Falls is on the Qualla Indian Reservation between Maggie Valley and Cherokee in North Carolina.  The pull off is on a hairpin turn and is easy to miss, but I’m glad we didn’t miss it.  We had this beautiful waterfall all to ourselves.

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19 Responses to “Watery Wednesday: Soco Falls”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Every time I hear Soco, I think about how scary that winding road is! The last time we were in NC, I begged hubby to get me off of it, even if it IS better than it was decades ago. Yep, I’m a wimp.

  2. Maple Lane Says:

    So very pretty!

  3. Reader Wil Says:

    Hi George, I managed to remove the word verifications by the help of several bloggers! Great, so you can visit my blog now without trouble!

  4. Karin Says:

    A lovely cascade – and yes, it would be a very wet Wednesday if one stood under it! Loved your post of all the women in your life telling you where to go – cute!

  5. Carol L McKenna (@artmusedog) Says:

    Excellent shot ~ great angle and composition ~namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor)

  6. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Such a gorgeous waterfall! I never get enough of seeing beautiful waterfalls, whether actually being there or visiting them through your wonderful captures!! Hope your week is going well, George!


  7. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Gorgeous waterfall. I guess a rock slide can be a good thing.

  8. NCMountainwoman Says:

    One of the best things about winter is that only the die-hard waterfall lovers are around. Great photograph.

  9. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Great to see this neat falls.

  10. laveta segura Says:

    I really have been enjoying all your waterfalls. This one is so pretty surrounded by the trees and other green vegetation.

  11. Ginny Says:

    Did you just mention the word hairpin? Excuse me while I run for the smelling salts and try to find the nearest Victorian fainting couch!!! It is a cool falls, but I would have a heart attack before we ever reached it! I would be such a DRAG to go anywhere with!!

  12. Joy @ Joysweb Says:

    Lovely – it looks like a wedding cake! Great shot.

  13. andrea Says:

    Wow George, this is one of the best waterfalls i saw in your posts. I love its form, i haven’t seen something looking like that here!

  14. jewaicious Says:

    What a lovely and serene capture. The falls are beautiful..been there myself.

  15. ladyfi Says:

    You find the most delightful waterfalls!

  16. ann nz Says:

    Love your header photo, the icicles , reminds me of when I was 20 and seeing ciciles for the first time.

  17. Carletta Says:

    You said the pulloff was in a turn so I’m assuming no hiking required for this one. 🙂
    It looks lovely!

  18. Sartenada Says:

    So nice. It is coming down steps by steps and then the final slope.

  19. Leovi Says:

    Beautiful photo, beautiful waterfall amongst the vegetation. Greetings.

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