The Elusive Waterfall Hikes

Now that the glow of ‘Hairnt-fest’ has sadly begun to fade, and residue of the ‘real-world’ threatens to crush the inspiration right out of me, the solace of Nature seems sweeter than ever.  I won’t bore you with everything that has been happening, but there are reasons to feel blessed, so let’s get right to the ‘good stuff’.

The Upper Triplets Falls

The first of the ‘elusive waterfall hikes’ was an impromptu trek up onto Rich Mountain.  I didn’t really have a plan, but in the back of my mind, there are always places in the Sampson Wilderness that I am curious about and would like to explore.  Perhaps you have heard, or read, about the ‘Triplets’ waterfalls that I ‘discovered’ a couple of years ago, after walking by them, both below and above, for nearly 20 years, never suspecting the magnitude of that secret valley.  Indeed, it appears rather insignificant at first glance, but after further inspection, the extent of the valley is quite incredible.  Ever since accidentally stumbling across the nearly hundred foot high waterfall and cliff face, and the subsequent smaller, yet significant falls, this valley has had the allure of a new girlfriend upon me.


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