This creek was a short walk from where we were camping in the Cherokee National Forest. It was beautiful! And COLD!! Cherokee has sites all through it where you can camp. You don’t have to be in a campground in most of the national forests in the US. It’s call dispersed camping. Some sites are right off the road and some are a good hike through the forest. If you’ve never done dispersed or boondock camping, a national forest is a great place to start! Give it a try. You might just be surprised at how much you love it!
Another shot of “the falls” as our boys called them. They love to be near the water. It’s just good for the soul. They definitely get that from me. I need water nearby or I’m restless. Ocean, lake or stream. The size doesn’t matter.
It was so relaxing sitting on a log by the water. You can imagine the sound of the water flowing, the birds calling and all of the insect life. There was even a fish swimming in the water that we watched for awhile. Then we went on a garbage cleanup hike. We always do a cleanup hike when we go camping. Leave No Trace.