Thursday, March 20, 2008

moonlighting





Tallulah Gorge State Park - full moon suspension bridge hike March 20 and 21:

Enjoy the gorge in the magical, shimmering light of the full moon. The hike will begin at the Interpretive Center, following the North Rim Trail, with a descent of the Hurricane Falls Trail staircase of about 325 steps to the suspension bridge over Hurricane Falls. This is considered a strenuous hike, consisting of approximately 700 steps.


We have been there, done that - well in the daytime at least. The Gorge and falls are beautiful, the suspension bridge is an awesome feat of engineering, and the steps are challenging in broad daylight. The low temperature tonight is forecasted at 33. Anyone up for this?

From Wikipedia:
Since the early 1800s, Tallulah Gorge and its waterfalls have been a tourist attraction.

Just above the falls is Lake Tallulah Falls, created in 1913 by a hydroelectric dam built by Georgia Railway and Power in order to run Atlanta's streetcars.

On July 18, 1970, Karl Wallenda became the second man to walk across the gorge on a tightrope.

The 1972 movie Deliverance had some scenes filmed in the gorge.


Tallulah Gorge Stage Park website here

Suspension bridge picture above from Inspirezone, more pictures
here

~moon shot from front deck 27 September 2007


4 comments:

janeywan said...

Great moon shoot. Kicking myself for not bring tri-pod along this trip. The moon was so bright last night it woke me a couple times.

dot said...

The gorge is such a beautiful place. When we go that way I love stopping at that little store on the side.

June said...

Sounds and looks like a gorgeous place. Too bad I'll probably never see it first hand...750 steps!!!! Maybe if I pack an overnight bag :-)

Kerri said...

Wonderful shot of the moon. Georgia has some beautiful state parks! Thanks for sharing this one with us.
We're still a tad cooler than you up here :)
Hoping for warmer temps SOON! But we did have bright sunshine today.