Monday, March 28, 2016

2016-03-26 Little Bradley Falls

Little Bradley Falls
with Hugh and Smores
Polk County, NC
Saturday, March 26th, 2016

Me, Hugh, and Smores at Little Bradley Falls


This weekend Amy’s sister Jenny and her family came down for a visit.   My brother-in-law Hugh and I elected to pass on the trip to the hospital to visit Grandma (she had a minor fall, but when you are going on 96 years old, it does not take much to send you to the hospital!)

Instead, Hugh and I took Smores for a short little hike to Little Bradley Falls.

Almost immediately we ran across two new friends for Smores

 Smores meets a new Friend

They had collars and look well fed, but there were no signs of any owners.  They stayed with us the entire 1.2 mile hike to Little Bradley Falls .  One thing we learned on this hike is that Smores is deathly afraid of creeks.  Which made all the creek crossings a bit more of a challenge for Hugh!

 Hugh, Smores, and our two new friends getting ready to cross the creek

This guy had no problems with the creek crossings!

Little Bradley Falls is not the tallest or most powerful around, but it my opinion it is one of prettiest and most photogenic in the area!

 Little Bradley Falls

Little Bradley Falls

 Hugh and Smores at Little Bradley Falls

 Little Bradley Falls


On the return hike, I took a bit of time to photograph some of the abundant wildflowers blooming along the trail.  I also enjoyed laughing at Hugh's feeble attempts to get Smores to cross the creeks on her own!
Jack-in-The Pulpit and Toadshade Trillium

Fleabane Daisy

Periwinkle

 Fiddlehead


Hugh and Smores Crossing the Creek

Chickweed

 Bloodroot

The hike to Little Bradley Falls was was much more enjoyable than a hospital visit, and with her Great Grand Children around, I am sure Grandma did not miss Hugh and I!


The complete set of photos is posted here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/8146392@N05/albums/72157666370211671

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