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Campbell Falls - Upper Falls - 1

Slick Rock Falls

Slick Rock Falls in North Carolina's Pisgah National Forest is one of those falls that one is amazed it's even on a map as a listed waterfall. When I first visited here it was after the area had been hit with 10 inches of snow and there was enough of a warm up to make the flow cute. The second time I visited it wasn't worth shooting and I decided I was never going to bother with this falls again. Well, as the old saying goes, "never say never." While waiting for some heavy rain to let up before hiking to the waterfall on Cedar Rock Creek I realized that the nearby roadside waterfall that I never would visit again was worth checking out. So, in the cars we hopped and made the quick journey there. It was a good call, the falls was flowing the most I'd ever seen, and that includes from other photographs. We waited a while for the rain to let up and Jeremy and Karl were the first to make the short hike to the falls. I waited a bit a longer as I was getting my stuff together and began to make the ascent when a loud clap of thunder was followed by another bout of heavy rain. Not in a position to get my umbrella out I stood under a nearby informational sign. After about 10 minutes it let up again and I made my way to the falls. The trail takes you to the base of the falls offering a side view which really isn't all that great, downstream from the falls I saw Jeremy and Karl had set up in front of a swirl in the creekbed. Not one to pass up a swirl I made my way down and set up. Boy do I hate shooting in rain, but there was no way I was going to pass up this comp. Karl and Jeremy finished up and moved to new spots just in time for another storm to show up and the skies opened up with more rain and thunder, unfazed I shot away, capturing a handful of shots before the pouring rain completely broke up the swirls. I stood there for a short time, contemplating waiting out the storm but then I realized that I was standing in a creek bed in a torrential downpour and it might not be such a good idea, so I packed up and headed back to the car which leads to another story I'll save for another time.

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