Thursday, May 6, 2010

DeSoto Falls Hiking Adventure!

J and I ended up going to DeSoto Falls instead of Panther Creek.
But first we stopped for lunch:

Yup, that's grass on the roof. 

After we lollygagged and ate too much, we headed up the mountain...


"Look, Ma! Water!"


We tried for a together photo, but it ended up blurry. Sadness.
PS: I am standing on a hill. He's actually like 8 inches taller than me. 

Upper falls. 

Oh, brother. Wearing my sunglasses and being cool...

Lower falls. More strenuous hike, but better reward, methinks.
And like the good adventurers we are, the Siblings Bishop dared defy the Forest Rangers...

Oh yes, that's Bishop the Elder leaping back over the ledge from the DANGER AREA.
Here we are, defying the forest rangers and being DANGEROUS:



And some of the views from my dangerous vantage point:

Well worth the danger, I'd say.

And then on the walk back, I spotted this little plant, which was being shy for the focus on my camera:

Trillium


All in all a great day, in which we had sibling bonding time, discussed my WIP, discussed the nature of Southern Gothic literature, listened to Old Crow Medicine Show, and had a rollicking good time. 

Thanks for watching!
And don't forget the Bad Girls Blogfest tomorrow!

(I am a badgirl--I trespassed on a National Forest!) ;-)

21 comments:

chris weigand said...

great photos
I tagged you

Jon Paul said...

Danger is ALWAYS worth it. OK. That's not really true, but it sounds good. :)

Happy you had a good time. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Shelley Sly said...

Wow! You always take such gorgeous pictures!

But man, those danger signs, saying "death" and "fatal" -- you're a braver girl than I. ;)

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

What some super photo's wish I were there. I loved the water pics especially.

Take care.
Yvonne.

Jen said...

Great photos!!! He looks so awesome in your glasses... hehe!!!

Either you're short or he's a giant!!! 8 inches, holy cow!

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

such fun! Great photos! You two are adorable!!!

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Christi Goddard said...

Beautiful country. Makes me miss my ol' Colorado.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sure, go over the railing - why not?
Great photos, Summer. Even the blurry one.

DL Hammons said...

I never realized part of Georgia were that beautiful when we lived there. Awesome shots!! Glad you had such a great time with your brother.

Aubrie said...

Those are great pictures! My husband proposed to me at a waterfall, so they are special to us as well.

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Summer, this is so wild! First, GREAT pics. Looked like an awesome day -- and it was so hot and sunny today, perfect for hiking.

Now for the wild part: I wrote a short story that takes place at DeSoto Falls. I even mention a butterfly on a trillium flower! Funny thing is I've never been there. I Googled places to hike in Georgia and found a site to do research from. It's wild to actually see photos of the area!

Thanks for sharing, sis! Have a great evening :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Gorgeous photos - beautiful scenery! I adore waterfalls. Great job of lollygagging!

Palindrome said...

That sounds like a great day! Your pictures turned out fabulous.

arlee bird said...

That's a beautiful part of the country.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Old Kitty said...

Bad, bad, bad siblings Bishop!

:-)

But what a risk worth taking no? Beautiful, beautiful scenery and the falls are lovely - very peaceful when they're not raging as falls tend to do!

I love the eatery with grass growing on the roof - what a great idea - food and shelter for humans and creatures. Brill.

Ooooh nearly Your Big Bad Day!

Take care
x

India Drummond said...

Looks gorgeous! You seem to be having a great time... it's so important to take time to recharge and spend time with friends and family.

Falen said...

you and your brother look a lot alike?

Tara said...

Love you photos :)

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