Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Nantahalla Falls



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

The white water near the center of this picture is known as Nantahala Falls. It's really a Class IV rapids, but is one of the most popular 'waterfalls' in North Carolina. It's the last and biggest rapid encountered by whitewater enthusiasts on the extremely popular Nantahala River.

I have pictures of rafters going over these 'falls', but I decided to post a picture of the empty river so you can see how pretty this stretch of river actually is.

20 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Beautiful by any name or classification! Looks refreshing, too.

rainfield61 said...

The river is very beautiful. Have you tried to set the shuttle speed to as slow as 1 or 2 sec? I think the effect will be very diferent.

Cheers!

Hilda said...

I can see how whitewater enthusiasts would love this. I will just sit by the banks and contemplate on its power and beauty. :)

Mildred said...

Like Hilda's comment, I like to be a spectator for the rafters!!! It is nice to be able to enjoy the rapids and the surrounding beauty.

Sunny said...

I expect that offers quite a ride! You have captured the power of the white water in your picture. Excellent!
☼ Sunny

Happyone :-) said...

That is really pretty. I bet it sounds great too.

KathyA said...

Beautiful!!

Sandra said...

wet and wonderful, I need to sit in that waterfall, it is reallllyyyy hot down here.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love this.
We rafted down the Nantahalla river a few summers ago..it was so much fun. Not sure if we hit THIS spot as ours was mild for the most part. So much fun though.

Ginny said...

I'm enjoying your new header! This is so pretty, I'd much rather watch it on your blog than be on a raft there!

sEy said...

Thanks for sharing this. I hope you could post the picture with the rafters too! thanks :)

LV said...

It looks like a perfect place for rafters. I can tell you one thing, I will never do that.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I must say,I am glad you showed just the river and falls.This is a place of beauty.
BLessings,Ruth

A Lady's Life said...

It sure is pretty. I would love to sit on those rocks and listen to that water .I hope you spend time at these places and don;t just walk by lol

Ann said...

I would love to go on a hike like this.

Yes, Rainbow warrior doesn't seem so long ago. My daughter wasn't one when it happened. She is now 26.

Sankara Subramanian C said...

Excellent Photo. Looks like a great place. Thanks for sharing this information with us.

Scott said...

Looks like a great ride and one that most kayakers would not soon forget. I'll bet just waking along that river would be a treat.

EG Wow said...

Yes. it's very pretty indeed, George. Beautiful, actually!

Craver Vii said...

Class IV rapids? I learned something new today. :-)

Janie said...

The river is beautiful. I think I'll pass on rafting that white water, though.