One More Waterfall Web Site
Thanks for visiting my waterfall web site. My name is Dan Heimsoth and I live in Cary, NC. I first caught the waterfall bug back in early spring of 2000 when I decided to take the scenic route from my home to my sister's home in Wear's Valley, TN. I went through Hendersonville, NC to stop at Presto Framing Supply, then took Hwy 64 to Hwy 276, headed toward the Blue Ridge Parkway. But soon after starting the beautiful drive up 276 I came upon Looking Glass Falls, stopped to take a look, and I've been hooked ever since. Now every hike or drive I plan in the mountains has a waterfall in it somewhere.
If you're reading this on the web, it means that I finally got my act together long enough to get my web site of waterfall pictures up and running. There are plenty of other waterfall web sites and several that cover the same North Carolina/Great Smoky Mountains area, so the first question I had to answer for myself before building this site was "Why build one more?" A quick look at my Links page will get you to sites which cover a much wider area or which cover the North Carolina area much more completely than I, so I don't think this will ever be the first place to look for waterfall information. The main reason for putting it together is just to have a place to show off my waterfall photos, so I hope you enjoy them. I know there are more and better waterfall photos online, but if you're like me there's always time to look at more. There is one other unique resource that this site may provide. Since I visited most of the waterfalls seen here on solo day hikes or backpacking trips and since I'm a very cautious person when I'm solo hiking, most any waterfall on this site is safely accessible to anyone who can hike. Of course waterfalls "in the wild" present plenty of risks and many people have been seriously injured and even killed at these waterfalls over the years. But if you bring along your common sense you can experience the scenery you see here in person without risking anything more than sore feet and tired legs. So I hope this site inspires you to get out and safely enjoy these waterfalls in person.
I'd love to hear from any and all visitors to the site. Let me know what you think of the site and the photos, or what waterfalls you think I should visit next, or anything else related to waterfalls. Click here to send me an email.