Returning to Broke Leg Falls
If you're looking for a picturesque destination to explore in Menifee County, Kentucky, then Broke Leg Falls is a must-visit spot. This stunning waterfall is situated along Broke Leg Creek and stands at an impressive height of 60 feet, providing a magnificent view of the sandstone gorge that surrounds it.
Along Laurel Creek
Venturing along the winding WV Route 16 out of Fayetteville, West Virginia, one will discover the hidden gems of Laurel Creek.
An Escape to Pine Island Double Falls
After a night of boondocking, I set out for my first hike to Pine Island Double Falls in the Daniel Boone National Forest of south-central Kentucky.
Explorers first reached Kanawha Falls along the Kanawha River in West Virginia in 1671, and they have been a stopping point for travelers ever since.
Winter at America’s Newest National Park: New River Gorge
After a warm and mostly snowless December, January has produced one snowstorm after another. Taking advantage of the last storm over the past few days, I camped out near Fayetteville, West Virginia, and captured New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, Thurmond, the Glade Creek Grist Mill at Babcock State Park, and various other scenes.
Late Autumn Show in Southern Kentucky
Autumn might have come late to southern Kentucky but nature made up for it with one of the most brilliant shows of color in recent memory.
Summer Showers Showcase Unexpected Waterfalls
Typically, hot and dry summer months result in diminishing streamflows throughout Appalachia, making decent waterfall photography only possible after heavy rains. But this has been one exceptional year as parts of Appalachia have received nearly six inches more rain over normal for the prior three months, and bounties have abounded in central West Virginia.
Sunsets at Sandstone Falls
It's never a wrong time to visit Sandstone Falls at New River Gorge National Park and Preserve in West Virginia.
Arlington Falls and Fidler’s Mill
Earlier in the spring, while visiting nearby cascades along Flatwoods Run, I came upon the historic Fidler's Mill in the unincorporated community of Arlington, West Virginia. Scrambling down onto large boulders, the gray clapboard, and board-and-batten-sided mill bracketed a wide 10-foot-high cascade along the Little Kanawha River.
Exploring Pipestem Falls
I had long passed by Pipestem Falls alongside WV Route 20 near Hinton, West Virginia, but never bothered to stop as the waterfalls were barely visible from the overlook. That has changed in recent years with the clearing of brush and trees along Pipestem Creek, opening up views of the reclusive cascades, although the best views of Lower Pipestem Falls require a scramble down rocks from makeshift paths at the overlook.