Thursday, February 20, 2014
Canyon Falls - CT
We started today at Hwy 111, Jones Gap Road Cumberland trailhead. We ate our lunch at Ritchy Ridge Falls and then hiked down the trail until we could hear the falls. On the way we had to cover up a short cut people had started on one of the corners of the trail.
We climbed down the side of the bluff until we could get our eyes on the falls. It is actually more of a Cascade. We took pictures from different angles then climbed back up to the trail. We met another couple who was hiking the Cumberland trail for the first time so gave them some information.
We continued in a light rain that was off and on to the Big Possum bridge. After we crossed the bridge we stayed on the road bed and walked along the creek to see where the Blanchard creek joined the Big Possum. If you were to hike to the bottom of the falls, this would be the way to go. Cross the Big Possum and follow the Blanchard back up to the base of the falls.
We headed back, picking up trash, and trying our new saw out on some branches hanging over the trail. Another great day on the CT.