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Friday, February 18, 2011

Drive-Thru Waterfall near Highlands, NC

Drive-Thru Waterfall

This is the 120 foot Bridal Veil Falls in Western North Carolina. As part of the Nantahala National Forest, Highway US64 ascends a mountain between Franklin and Highlands in Macon County.

The road you see in this photo was at one time the highway! Over time, I suppose this became problematic, especially when the water freezes. Now, the highway bypassed going under the falls (you can barely see the shoulder of the road at the very bottom of this picture) but you are more than welcome to still drive under it, if you like. The extra advantage of the newer stretch of road is you can get a much better view of the waterfall, especially the cascading at the top.

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