We found another waterfall in Carter County, Tennessee off of Poga Road tonight, which was only seconds away from the North Carolina border.
Once the scenic road lead us to our destination, we got out of the car at 2,700 feet.
This is what greeted us … our new path, which we climbed straight down to 2,350 feet.
By far the hardest hike I have been on – my heart was beating pretty fast as I climbed down using my hands and feet while Jason helped. There was many times Jason held my hand as we found our footing along the trail.
I have to say the new hiking shoes I bought for us this afternoon made this hike much easier. They are incredibly light weight and they have good traction on the bottom.
After 40-minutes of completely conquering my fear, we made it to yet another breathtaking view.
Once again I have a new favorite waterfall, Twisting Falls. The sound was incredible, the air was cool and the mist drenched our clothes and glasses.
I found another rock where I sat and enjoyed the view.
That is when I noticed this …
After a while a girl popped up, she definitely had a great view.
After sitting for a while we decided to make the walk back up to ensure we had enough sunlight.
Fifteen minutes later we were at the top, out of breath with our calves burning from the hike. It was much easier going up, using tree roots and trucks, as well as rocks to pull us further up the trail.
Nature certainly took my body to a limit beyond what I thought I was capable of doing tonight. With the help of Jason and the determination to continue I made it! It was an extremely gratifying feeling, especially when I turned around and saw exactly what I climbed down and up for that fact.
I love the patience and encouragement Jason provides when we are out exploring new terrain. The perfect man for me, the perfect exploring buddy!
We live in a beautiful place … the best part of living here is getting out of the car and becoming a part of those surroundings and experiencing it first hand.
I’m interested to feel just how much we put our bodies through tomorrow when we get moving.
I’m ready for another work week to start, and of course finish rather quickly, so we can explore some more.