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Colditz Cove Tennessee

I woke up on Sunday with that drab feeling you get when everyone has gone home after a big holiday or event. The smart thing to do would have been to go to church. But, we felt like running away … at least for the day. So, I did a google search for waterfalls that I have not seen in our area.

Mapquest would not recognize the location. So, with only the website directions in hand, we set out on a whim. Amazingly enough, the directions were perfect! After a 50 minute drive, we made it to our destination! Colditz Cove!

You know you are getting close when you see the pumpkin.

This hike had been reviewed as easy. And, I would agree as compared to most waterfalls that I have hiked to in this area. Most of the trail was flat, well marked and safe. They have even placed wooden bridges in areas where water seemed to pool on the pathway.

However, there were a couple areas where the trail became narrow and ran right along a steep cliff to the trail below. So, I would not let young children run too far ahead.

My favorite part of the path ran through an area of barren trees where the ground below was also barren, no greens … only the brown leaves and dirt. It felt as though I entered a whole different place. I did not get a picture of the entire area … only this rock that was to the side of the path in that area.

As you continue along the trail, you are given a glimpse through the trees of the treasure that awaits you below …

Before we set out on our journey, there was a warning sign to watch for falling trees due to the damage from the beetles.

I don’t think this was from beetle damage, but rather the tree to the right growing on a rock and just falling over from our Tennessee winds. It hit the other tree in a domino effect.

As you wind down the path, you follow along enormous rock formations. It is really very eery being alongside & underneath these rocks considering the rocks that have already fallen.

As you walk the trail, you are greeted by an abundance of spiderwebs.

 And many orange colored lizards.

And, when we almost reached our final destination, I was a bit disappointed. Due to the recent rains, the path descending down to the water at the base of the falls was pretty muddy. It was passable, but we knew we would come out a mess. So, we opted to stop.

But, still a good day!

On our way back home, we stopped at The General Store.

It has a 50’s diner …” The Rockabilly Soda Fountain” in the back. So, we stopped in. The food was ok … but it was all about the atmosphere. I just wish the waitresses wore these poodle skirts to make the experience complete.

And for those inquiring minds that want to know …. yes! They played Elvis songs on a jukebox!

And for those who follow my Cash Talks!! Fat Walks!! Weekly updates … there was nothing diet on this menu. So, I had a burger, fries, rings & a root beer float. I just hope my hike cancelled it out! haha!

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About nonnymoose2014

I have recently retired from the healthcare field, nursing. As I try to figure out what I want to be when I grow up, this seemed like the perfect time to try my hand at blogging again. In the past, my success (or lack thereof) I believe hinged on my fear of revealing too much about myself. I have a desire to “put it all out there” BUT I want to do it on my own terms … anonymously! Thus came Nonny Moose.

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