Quarry Falls

on Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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

The Cullasaja River drops about 1400 feet within about seven miles of Highlands, North Carolina. The river drops over two major waterfalls and several smaller falls and cascades as it travels through the gorge. One of the smaller falls is Quarry Falls. I took this picture in December, 2009, but the falls is much more popular in summer, when young people gather here to beat the heat. Because of this popularity, Quarry Falls is also known as Bust-Your-Butt Falls!