Hiking the Cascades

May 18, 2016  •  1 Comment

My wife and I recently took a Sunday outing up to the Cascades in Giles County, Virginia.  I spent a bit of the day chasing her and the dog while trying to get a few photos.  Then, a few days later, some rain had come into the area, so I figured I would enjoy the cascades with high flow and low crowds! 

To view my entire Cascades Gallery Click any image or here.

On Sunday, even though the parking lot was pretty full, we really didn't come across very many people, the 2 mile trail really lets people spread out!

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I spent most of the day photographing Little Stony Creek and the trail that leads to the falls.

There was a BUNCH of water flowing due to recent rains!

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Bernadette Adkins(non-registered)
Beautiful photo's! We love going to Little Stony to hike and take pictures. We normally go in from the Wise County side. Will definitely have to try this route!
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