Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Cascades 2/27/16

What a day!  I had a spectacularly good 18 mile run first thing this morning, and then Holly and I headed to Pembroke, VA to check out the Cascades Waterfall.  It was a nice hike, we had fun, and I got some nice photos.  But I was being silly jumping around towards the end of the first mile...and sprained my ankle pretty bad.  Thankfully, I keep an ace bandage in my camera backpack precisely because I have a tendency to hurt my ankles, so I wrapped it up tight and hobbled my way through the rest of the hike.  It hurt a good bit, but what else was I going to do, crawl?  Besides, continuing movement was actually easier for it, whenever I would stop to take photos and then start again, it always hurt more.  And now that I'm home and sitting around, every time I get up it's agony.  Too bad I'm in the middle of doing laundry, 2 flights down the stairs.  I figured it might be slightly easier now than tomorrow morning after a night in bed.

The adventure begins!

Holly remarked that this path should be yellow.
 Which resulted in me having "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" stuck in my head for a very long time.

I didn't get any really great photos of this final waterfall 
because the sun was in a bad place and the light was really hard to work with.  
I'll be back in the spring or summer and try to pick a better time of day!


  1. It looks really cool there. The nature is so nice! Thank you for beautiful photos and your sincere smile. I wish you more inspiration for such journeys.
    Best wishes,