High Falls Trail
Here we are, visiting a waterfall in the middle of winter again.
High Falls on the West Fork of the Tuckaseegee River is a place I’ve heard about for years but only visited for the first time recently. I fell in love and have already returned to it.
It was a bright, chilly afternoon at the trailhead, but as we descended, the light thinned out and the air grew colder. The sun strains to peek over the mountains this time of year. I felt like I was entering a liminal space that was both familiar and completely unknown. How often have I admired the wildness of the Tuck in fleeting glances from behind the wheel of my car on Highway 107? I’ve never seen it from this angle though, nor have I really stopped to listen to it. A change of perspective can open up entire new worlds.