Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hiking, Waterfalls, and Searching for Peeta

October , 2015 - Well, we're nearing the end of October, so it's time for picks from our annual trip to North Carolina for the NCFIC Conference!
Our traditional 'church hike' was almost cancelled due to the rainy weather that Patricia brought to the area.  Thankfully the weather cleared up on the second day.

So, this morning most of us piled into the cars and caravanned to DuPont state park.

The trailhead of Triple Falls

Bridges...yes, there are multiple.

Our first view of Triple Falls from the trail

Thanks to the rainy weather, the falls were really gushing.
These photos really can't capture the sound of the rush of the water or the spray that was drenching us, but this track from Spotify adds a little ambience.

And here's a video showing the falls in more normal conditions.

Searching for Peeta

Yes, some scenes from the Hunger Games were filmed here at Triple Falls
and nearby at Bridal Veil Falls.

This scene was filmed from the bottom of the falls...
somewhere near that sign in the photo below.

♪ So now I come to you...
...with open arms! ♪

(Sorry, it was the first thing that popped into my head!)

High Falls

The spray from the waterfall cast water spots on my lens

Bryce exploring the falls

Micah needed some windshield wipers for his glasses

The creek and covered bridge at the top of the falls

Hooker Falls

High Falls from the trail


LaDawn Enke said...

Wow, beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a great time.

Lisa Wong said...

It's so beautiful in the mountains of NC, especially in the fall. We DID have a great time!