Saturday, August 11, 2012

August 11, 2012 - Bankhead: Caney Creek Falls

Caney Creek Falls is one of the multitude of waterfalls located in Bankhead National Park.Today one wife, one daughter and one me hiked back to first the upper falls and then the less-visited lower falls to play in the water, enjoy the reprieve from the heat and find a geocache or two. 

Upper Caney Creek Falls

Esther, freezing some vital body part off

Coral fungi

Papa Smurf's Summer home

Chan under Lower Caney Creek Falls

Lower falls from under the cliff

Tons of mushrooms out today; we all took pictures

We walked almost 4.5 miles round trip from the parking area and back. We've all been to the upper falls but this was our first time making the hike to the lower falls. It was well worth the extra steps! The water is spring-fed from upstream and is generally deep enough to swim at both falls even in times of low rainfall. Today the center of both pools were well over my head.

I found three geocaches along the trail and near the creek. Two dedicated to the falls themselves and one dedicated to cachers that couldn't find one of the other caches.

More pictures of the hike can be found here.
The tracklog and map of the hike is right here.

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