Sam Branch Falls


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Visited two new waterfalls today with Charles Hardin as the autumn season begins in western North Carolina. This is Sam Branch Falls. What a beauty! The hike is a bit difficult and you'll definitely get your legs wet. Rocks are very slippery so take care in moving around.

The trailhead is located on NC215 north of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It isn't a long hike. The start requires a short but very steep scramble uphill. To get to this vantage point, you'll need to go left off the trail and descend somewhat steeply to the water.

Fall colors are just beginning along the Blue Ridge Parkway south of Asheville and should peak soon at Graveyard fields. NC 215 is starting to look pretty nice.

Nikon D850, Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8, ISO 125, 1/2 sec, f/16, 28mm, 4 images stacked

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Mike Koenig

Mike Koenig 2020-09-28T03:18:52+00:00

Amazing work as always Reid!



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Model NIKON D850

Lens 17.0-35.0 mm f/2.8

Focal Length 28mm

Shutter Speed 1/2

Aperture F16

ISO 125

Taken At Sat, Sep 26, 2020 9:22 AM


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