The falls include some slick rock which swimmers like to slide down. If you do so be sure to wear thick jeans since thinner cotton isn't adequate protection for the hind quarters.
We took Helton Creek Road to get to the falls. The forestry road includes several creek crossings.
I've been after Gary to take me to see the Joe Pye weed before it goes to seed. All the while Gary has been asking me, "Who is Joe Pye?" Joe Pye was a New England Native American healer who purportedly used this weed in his healing to cure fevers. All along the roadside the Joe Pye weed was in full bloom.
Also in bloom were native phlox, probably Phlox glaberrima. The butterflies were enjoying both of these blooming plants.
Along the road to the falls are several private residences. We stopped to admire the stone work surrounding this mailbox. I fired a bisque over night with some of my canisters and other work. Later today I'll be glazing. I'll check the weather before I fire the next glaze load. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.