Friday, October 8, 2010

Cheaha Falls, Talladega National Forest, Alabama

Just to make sure we are on the same page, the Alaska posts are done. We have gone back to our real lives in Alabama.

One thing we like to do as a family is go on hikes. This is not something easily done during the summer in Alabama but fall is the perfect time. We have lows in the mid 40's during the night and highs of only 75-80 or so during the day. Much better than the 113 degree sweltering days of summer. Last weekend, we visited Cheaha Falls in the Talladega National Forest. It was so beautiful. We have had a pretty bad drought this summer so the falls were really more of a trickle but it was beautiful nonetheless. Besides, the lack of water gave us a chance to explore further than we would have been able to if the water was more plentiful.

There were many pools of water going down the hillside. Little fish and jumping water spiders were everywhere.

What a sweet little monkey. His brown eyes are hypnotizing even from a distance. Little stinker.

The drips of water over many of the rocks formed holes and beautiful markings.

This one was not so much beautiful as it was gross. It was a large hole that went all the way through the boulder. The children nicknamed it the "toilet". Lovely.

This was kind of cool, a tree whose roots had grown through the crevasses of the rock and hung suspended from the bottom.

What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday.

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