A coworker innocently gave me a book of 50 waterfalls in SC, southwestern NC and eastern GA for Christmas in 2013. The following Thanksgiving I started a tradition of choosing one and finding it in time to get to my mom’s for dinner.
This year we headed out to find Pigpen and Licklog falls, two falls in close proximity to each other and in side creeks that feed into the gorgeous Chattooga River.
The weather was gorgeous as always. Low 40s and brisk to start and climbing to the low 60s to finish.
Over the last several years it has been interesting to see how our little group of hikers has changed. Dogs have come and gone, last year my mom joined us and this year we have M.
It’s a tradition that I really hope we continue to do though eventually we will have to get creative and camp the night before once we run out of those within 2 hours of our farm.
We learned the first year to always pack Wyatt a full change of clothes and a towel as that kid refuses to stay out of the falls. I don’t mind. It always makes me smile.
I think M enjoyed the tradition as well. She was certainly impressed with the beauty of the falls and the river.
Our only issue was helping Waggy make the steep climb back up from the bottom of Licklog Falls. The book had described it as a steep scramble and they were not joking.
Dusty waited at the bottom and then attempted to get Waggy up. Even with four legs she never really understood how to make them all function together and it wasn’t any better missing one. So Dusty picked her up and scaled the hill carrying her.
We headed back to the truck with the sun warming our backs and my heart full for another year.
11 thoughts on “6th Annual Thanksgiving Waterfall Hunt”
i love this tradition ❤ happy thanksgiving!
It’s my favorite thing all year
What a lovely tradition! Always a good day when you get to be surrounded by nature and those you love!
We don’t hike nearly as much as Id like to. I look forward to this day all year
Beautiful photos!! I love this tradition too thank you for sharing!
It’s my favorite
What a fun family tradition! Also happy belated thanksgiving to you and yours!
It’s my favorite part of the holiday.
How lovely. Happy Thanksgiving from an Aussie who has no idea what it is!
It’s an American holiday LoL! It celebrates the pilgrims having dinner with the Native Americans right before we slaughtered them all with small pox and guns…er I mean….as we made friends in the new world
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I have heard of it, and I know it has something to do with the Pilgrims but that’s where it ends haha.
Sounds like a very… nice… reason to celebrate. Sounds like our version of Australia Day (or as the Indigenous community refer to it, Invasion Day).