May 2, 2016
The last month or so I’ve been going through some difficult changes in my life. One thing that has always kept me grounded in the worst of situations has been nature.
I’ve always wanted to hike to the top of Bald River Falls, located just off of the Cherohala Skyway in Tellico Plains, Tennessee. I’ve driven up there many times and looked at the falls from the bridge, but I’ve never actually gotten out on the trail and experienced them first hand. Now that I’m looking at being single, there was no one to stop me so why not?
The Bald River Falls trail is a total of five miles in, and it’s not a loop. I’ve gone on two hikes and have only walked about three miles in so far – it’s easy to get distracted with all the beauty there.
Here’s a view from the top of the falls.
I actually found myself a writing rock. I can climb up on it and write in the middle of the stream.
Here I was working on The Searching Place, the new romance I hope to have finished this year.
This is what it’s like while you’re sitting on the rock writing. I took this directly from my writing perch!
This is a year of new beginnings. I’m hoping to discover the end of this trail at some point, but I’m going to enjoy the journey even if I don’t – there’s a lot to see!
What is your favorite in nature that inspires you?