Monday, March 31, 2014
Local Falls Exploration
Lora and I headed out in search of four waterfalls in our local area. We headed towards Graysville and found a pull over just at the west end of the chicken houses on Brayton Road. We headed into the woods in search of Moonshine Falls that some of the family told us about. 0.15 miles in we found it and were able to climb down to the bottom of it as well.
From there we headed to the Cumberland trail Rough Creek segment and hiked in. We stayed on the roadbed past the cut off for the Cumberland trail. We hiked a total of 1.42 miles to where the roadbed crossed Brush Creek. Just up from there is Polecat Falls. Then we did some bushwhacking along the bluffs 0.14 miles to Skunk Tail Falls. We had lunch just upstream from there.
We headed back to the car and drove to the top of the mountain again and parked just past the sharp curves to hike to the Brayton Road overlook. From there we followed the roadbed down to Flora branch and walked the creek down to Flora Branch Falls.
It was a great adventure with lots of wildflowers and falls.