Sunday, May 19-9:30 AM Driving Time from Asheville: Seventy to ninety minutes
Field Trip Leader: Everette Robinson cell phone day of trip 828-545-1369 firstname.lastname@example.org
Recommended equipment: Comfortable shoes with good tread, tripod, polarizer, graduated neutral density filter, and wide-angle and macro lenses. Hike: 0.3 mile, one way. Difficulty: Easy.
Directions: From Asheville-Hendersonville airport take NC 280 for 19.3 miles to the center of downtown Brevard. Continue on US 64 (straight) 8.3 miles. Turn left onto US 178 through Rosman and reach the NC / SC state line in 6.8 miles. 7.3 miles after the state line turn sharply right onto Cleo Chapman Road at Bob’s Place (abandoned). In 1.9 descending miles turn right at an intersection. In 0.9 mile cross a creek and turn right. Obey posted signs and avoid private property. Park at a cul-de-sac at a gate. We will follow an easy 0.3 mile trail to Twin Falls, a beautiful 70-foot twin waterfall. I have tried to time our visit with the blooming of mountain laurel and rhododendron that flank the waterfall. The trail to the overlook is easy, but a moderate crossing of the creek leads to various interesting compositions.
Duration: Half-day. We will probably be finished with the hike around 11:30-12:00. A trail to the area above the falls has recently opened, and interested parties may check that out and extend their day. You many want to bring a lunch and snacks, since there are no stores or restaurants in the general area.