I have read many articles about a cave on our mountain that was used during the revolutionary war and a revolutionary war grave site. I have made many hikes across the mountain in my attempt to find both of these. This time I decided to hike across the Southside of the mountain about one-third down from the top. Since there are no trails I had to use my compass to stay on track. My hike was about 2 miles round trip in some really rough terrain and dense trees.
After hiking for about 35 minutes I found myself in a huge ravine that impossible to get across so I followed it down the mountain hoping to find a away across. Then I found a large spring, water was bubbling out of the ground everywhere. As I continued to walk down the ravine there were numerous springs that had formed a good size creek. I continued to follow the creek and before I knew it I could hear water falling. It got louder as I got closer and finally I could see there were two waterfalls.
It appeared many, many years ago someone had built a wall with a 10 foot long channel that pooled the water that then lead to the first fall. The water from a creek like this was often used many years ago to make moonshine. This water is very cold and crystal clear. I climbed down to see the waterfall and below the fall was another small pool of water with another small waterfall.
The waterfalls are on the South side of the mountain, I checked my compass and the falls are facing exactly 180 degrees south.
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What a find! Did you taste the water? What a beautiful place to live and explore.
It was nice finding these waterfalls, and yes I tasted the water and it was fine. When I do that I worry about getting sick with all the wildlife drinking from that water but I didn’t.
😉 good! Nice to know you have an alternative source of good drinking water close by. Did you ever find the cave?
Yep, we have alot of water on the mountain. I did not find the cave or the grave site but I still have alot of mountain to hike yet. If I find them I will be posting about it!
Oh, this is beautiful ~ I would feel very inspired living here.