Thursday, May 31, 2012

Linville Falls


Linville Falls is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains off the Blue Ridge Parkway and marks the start of the Linville Gorge. There are several distinct drops taken by the Linville River with the final part of the falls comprised of a 45 foot, high volume plunge. Legend has it that Native Americans used the falls for executions and no one ever survived the last drop.









32 comments:

Carole M. said...

how fabulous; lovely scenery!

Linda said...

We hiked to Linville Falls lat fall - it was well worth the trip! You have some gorgeous photos of that area!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You got such beautiful pictures!

MarmePurl said...

We hiked there YEARS ago. Your pictures are Beautiful. Instant relaxation.

Buttons said...

Stunning photos sad history. B

Terri Buster said...

Great pics Brian- I really love waterfalls, but those grooved out rocks win top prize today- fascinating!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Wow....what majestic images you've shared!!!! There is a simple beauty and quietness I feel as I viewed them today. And, I can hear a faint sound of the water cascading from the distance. Awesome

Oh, and I must say I "LOVE"!!!! the Wednesday post you have here...'blowing bubbles'. What a time and place to be.



Thanks for stopping by to view my Wordless Wednesday, you're always welcome to keep me company for the day...anytime!!!

Andee said...

Wonderful pictures. It looks like an amazing place!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I have a bad habit of looking at pics before I read the post, so when I looked at your pics I didn't pay close enough attention to the drop, but WoW! The water actually curves around thru the rock to the last drop... Remarkable & beautiful captures, Brian!
That top shot needs to be enlarged, framed & hung on the wall!!! =)

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

Love the 3rd shot, that is awesome!!

Jeannelle said...

Great shots!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos Brian. This is definitely a much larger falls than the one I posted the other day!

Gillian Olson said...

Amazing scenery, those rock formations are fabulous. Loved the picture of the bird yesterday too, but I canèt always get into comments since I have been travelling.

TexWisGirl said...

love the rocks. really beautiful.

barbara l. hale said...

Wow! What a beautiful place! I like that there is a person in that last pic to give it some scale.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Buenas fotos de estos bellos paisajes.. Un saludo..
Ana

Rustic Vintage Country said...

My kind of place, fab photos.

Candy C. said...

What a gorgeous place!! Love your pictures, as always!! :)

bailey-road.com said...

Stunning scenery! I want to plan a road trip!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh my goodness, what gorgeous landscapes! The second one is especially lovely with the curvature of the trees and mountains and the beautiful sky. Wow.

Anne Payne said...

Love Linville Falls! Gorgeous photos!!! Thanks so much for sharing your journey :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wow! Spectacular views!

Alan Pavey said...

That looks stunning, what great pics :-)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a beautiful place and your landscapes are terrific~

Liz said...

Gorgeous scenery Brian! I really love visiting your blog and enjoying another part of the world... and another season. :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful scenes, Brian! Thank you for sharing at Rural Thursdays this week. xoxo

Amy Burzese said...

Lucky you! What a beautiful place. Cool new header too!

Betty Roan said...

Beautiful scene. I love to hear the water flowing over the rocks. Stress relief.

Debbie said...

this must have been the adventure of a lifetime!!

these images are so special, i really love the rock formations and the water. so pretty!!

Tezzie said...

So very beautiful...the limestone gorge reminds me a bit of my hometown back in Canada :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Absolutely gorgeousand our kind of place (I'm missing mountains at this point -- time to go to Colorado). Your pictures are amazing --

Marie said...

Beautiful photos! And such interesting information about the Native American legend, too. Such gorgeous falls!