Gage Creek Falls


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Found another new waterfall to visit yesterday. This is the surprisedly beautiful Gage Creek Falls in western North Carolina. I had never heard of this waterfall nor seen any photos of it.

It was supposed to be a sunny day which is not good for waterfall photography. So I looked through a local waterfall book and noticed this one since it was in mostly shade.

The guide didn't mention that the trail was nearly invisible in most places so we followed the creek upstream and left trail tape along the way to help us find our way out. This is not a hike to do by yourself or without an emergency beacon. It is in the middle of nowhere. There were a few places where we had to crawl on elbows and knees under fallen trees. Then the "trail" ended at the top of the waterfall with no apparent way down a very steep bank. We backtracked a bit and I thought I could bushwhack down about 75 feet to the stream. It wasn't too bad but then I had to walk in the stream another 40 yards to get to the main waterfall.

But what a gorgeous waterfall. Conditions were perfect. The waterfall offered so many compositional opportunities. I'll be posting other images coming up.

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Mike Koenig

Mike Koenig 2020-08-14T12:37:06+00:00

Wow that sounds like a trip! Such a nice falls though.



Reid Northrup

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Model NIKON D850

Lens 17.0-35.0 mm f/2.8

Focal Length 19mm

Shutter Speed 2.5

Aperture F16

ISO 160

Taken At Tue, Aug 11, 2020 9:48 AM


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