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Karen and Lee Duquette's FLASHBACK
Whitewater Falls - Upper and Lower
Highway 281, Sapphire, NC 28774
August 5, 2005
clock running backwatds

Whitewater Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies. Because of the escarpment's difficult access and rugged terrain, much of the area receives few visitors and has remained wild and undeveloped over the years. However, Whitewater Falls can experience extremely high visitor volume during the middle of the day. On this date, Karen and Lee Duquette did not meet up with anyone as they hiked to view the Upper Whitewater Falls.

Fees on this date: $3 for vehicles with seven passengers or less; $1 per person for more than seven people traveling together in a vehicle. Annual pass available for $15; One-day or season permits are also valid at Whiteside Mountain and at Dry Falls. Prices may be subject to change as the years pass.

Whitewater Falls viewing area sign danger warning sign
view on the trail view on the trail

Below: Lee Duquette on the trail to Whitewater Falls

Lee Duquette on the trail to Whitewater Falls Lee Duquette on the trail to Whitewater Falls
Lee Duquette on the trail to Whitewater Falls Lee Duquette on the trail to Whitewater Falls

Below: Sometimes Lee Duquette had to bend down to get under fallen tree branches, and sometimes he bent down just to feel the water. No matter the reason, it gave Karen Duquette the opportunity to take butt shots.

Lee Duquette on the trail to Whitewater Falls Lee Duquette on the trail to Whitewater Falls
big rocks at Whitewater Falls

Below: Lee Duquette on the viewing deck of the Upper Falls

Lee Duquette on the viewing deck of the Upper Falls Lee Duquette on the viewing deck of the Upper Falls

Below: The upper falls plunge an amazing 411 feet!

The uppet Whitewater Falls The upper Whitewater Falls
The upper Whitewater Falls

Below: Lee Duquette on the trail down to the lower Whitewater Falls.

Lee Duquette on the trail down to the lower Whitewater Falls. tree branches all curled up

Below: The 154 wooden steps leading to the lower overlook.

154 wooden steps
Lee Duquette took a rest on a bridge South Carolina's Lower Whitewater Falls

Below: South Carolina's Lower Whitewater Falls drops another 200 feet.

South Carolina's Lower Whitewater Falls South Carolina's Lower Whitewater Falls

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