Our World: Chattahoochee River

Betsy at the Chattahoochee River in the north Georgia mountains. May 5, 2012.

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This is my post for the Our World meme.  This meme is a second generation of My World Tuesday created by Klaus Peter and is hosted by five wonderful ladies.  To learn more about our world or to join and share your part of the world, click HERE.

Betsy and I wanted to visit a couple of waterfalls in northern Georgia on our way to the beach last month.  We had been to the area is February, so we had a good idea how to get to the falls we wanted to see.  Unfortunately the Forest Service road we needed to take into the mountains was closed, so we had to go to Plan B.

We found an alternate road to one of the waterfalls we wanted to see, and this route would also let us see a couple of ‘bonus’ falls along the way.  Our alternate route took us into the mountains along the Chattahoochee River, which has its headwaters near the waterfall we wanted to see.

As we drove deeper in to the mountains, we found a pullover where we could stop and go down to the river.  The picture above shows Betsy on the bank of the Chattahoochee.

George at the Chattahoochee River. May 5, 2012.

Here’s another view of the Chattahoochee that Betsy took.  I’m not sure where the old man came from, but he popped up in quite a few pictures that Betsy took on this trip.

The clear waters of the Chattahoochee River in north Georgia. May 5, 2012.

The Chattahoochee wasn’t very wide or very deep at this location, but it was running freely and the water was crystal clear.  It’s a beautiful stream.

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17 Responses to “Our World: Chattahoochee River”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    You didn’t run into Alan Jackson, did you?

    Lovely images, as always!

  2. Maple Lane Says:

    I, too, thought of Alan Jackson and his song “Way Down Yonder on the Chattahoochee!” Very refreshing photos.“

  3. MadSnapper Says:

    i can tell the water is crystal clear and I love all those rocks. they remind me of the ones in Clear Creek KY, where you took those photos for me.

  4. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    Such a beautiful place and a gorgeous river and falls! Your photos are fantastic, George and I always look forward to the beauty you share with us! Enjoy your day!


  5. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    Beautiful scenes. I would love to tag along with you folks some day.Looks like you have so much fun.

  6. Ginny Says:

    I love the dappled effect behind Betsy and the light behind you. The water picture is one of the most spectacular of your effects yet! I have never seen anything like what this lens does.

  7. łucja -Maria Says:

    I amdelighted with Your…
    Beautiful photo.
    A dream of river…

  8. ladyfi Says:

    What a heavenly place. Love that clear water.

  9. Carletta Says:

    Alan Jackson is singing in my ear:
    ‘Yeah way down yonder on the chattahoochee
    Never knew how much that muddy water meant to me
    But I learned how to swim and I learned who I was
    A lot about livin and a litttle bout love’

    Just noticed some others thought of it too. 🙂
    Lovely images George!

  10. Colin (HB) Says:

    Ah ha George
    Well as you and Betsy know, I certainly have very vivid memories of that river. However, it was much wider where I did my first and last kayak ride! I also ended up a lot wetter than you, two and it wasn’t the rain – ha ha!
    Excuse my ignorance, but who is Alan Jackson?
    I guess a singer?
    How I loved my trips to Georgia and places in that state.

  11. NCMountainwoman Says:

    The river certainly looks tamer near the headwaters, doesn’t it? Loved the photographs.

  12. Rajesh Says:

    Beautiful. Your interest is taking you places.

  13. Reader Wil Says:

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful falls and showing such beautiful photos. You certainly had a great day in these gorgeous surroundings. I wish you and Betsy a lovely day today!
    Wil, ABC Team.

  14. ZielonaMila Says:

    Beautiful places, fantastic photographs. I am greeting

  15. Rose Says:

    Oh, my, George, these shots are all so inviting. Looks like the perfect day!

  16. Sartenada Says:

    I love Your photos. They are gorgeous.

  17. Our World: Waterfall Adventure « Senior Moments Says:

    […] Last week I explained how Betsy and I ended up on a road along the Chattahoochee River in the mountains of north Georgia.  If you missed this post you can find it by clicking HERE. […]

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