Friday, March 9, 2012

Indian Flats Falls

Spring Beauties were still out at this pull off Claytonia virginica Portulacaceae GSMNP NC 5/8/09
Spring Beauty
Claytonia virginica

Indian Flats Falls Day Hike

Thursday March 8, 2012
Dana Koogler
7.5 miles round trip mileage

**This is one of a batch of repaired blogs**
Missing photo originals replaced with videos.

I woke Thursday feeling froggy and decided to hike up to see Indian Flats Falls.
It is a moderate hike with plenty to see along the way.  It gets a little monotonous in that I've hiked it numerous times for one reason or another, but I've only been to see those falls
twice before.  It has been five years since the last time I was there. 
Last time I was backpacking to Derrick Knob and did not have as much time to visit the falls as I would have liked since I still had 4 or five miles to cover to get there.

Today I was in lolligag mode so I had plenty of time to visit the falls and explore and take pictures and videos.  I got an early start. I was the only one there and never saw another soul until I got back  in the vicinity of the intersection with Panther Creek Trail.

It was beautiful!  Another glorious early Spring day with sunshine, blue skies and warm temperatures.    A few spring beauties were out along the trail, but it will be awhile before the flowers are out real good.    I encountered numerous members of the Happy Hikers club on my way out. I struck up a conversation with Bob Vineyard and we hiked all the way out together.  He is an interesting fellow. 
Lynn Camp Prong Cascade
Lynn Camp Prong Falls 

Indian Flats Falls--1st Drop

Indian Flats Falls --#2 Drop

Indian Flats Falls --#3 Drop


  1. Wow! These photos are stunning. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you for sharing them.

  2. Why thank you! I had such a good time. Very healthful sitting by a waterfall for lunch. Exercise. Fresh air. Sunshine. Pretty sights and sounds. What could be better? :-) Thanks for checking out my blog.


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