I was in this area while it was hot, thank goodness I am staying at a place with electricity! The air conditioner is working overtime. I would try to hike in the mornings so when it was at it’s hottest, I was not outside.
Big South Fork is large park. I had to drive more than an hour to get to a couple of places I wanted to go to. But it was worth it. One of those places was Yahoo falls. This is another fall where the water runs over a rock overhang and the trail goes behind the falls.
What appears to be a ray of light is actually the waterfall, not much water this time of year.
It’s kind of hard to tell how large these rocks are, but you can see the trail goes under the rock overhang in the picture above.
Another trail I hiked was to Split Bow Arch. The trail I was on approached this one from the back side and had several stair cases to get you down through the arch. It was a fun place, but hard to get good pictures.
I also visited Colditz Cove Natural Area. I almost did not go to this area, but on my last day in the area I decided to try it and I’m glad I did.
The trail -
The falls and rock shelter -
For a bit the trail coming out of the overhang was a bit short. I’m 5’10 and I’m guessing the overhang was about 5 feet where the trail was. After I got out of the overhang, I noticed that I could have scrambled over the rocks and gotten to a better area – live and learn!!
Cumberland Falls is known for having a Moonbow on nights with a full moon. I was not there at night, but got a picture with a rainbow when the sun decided to pop out from behind the clouds.
On another day, I went to Fall Creek Falls State Park. I didn’t hike much because it was too hot. Hopefully I’ll make it back some day when it’s cooler.
I really like this area and will probably come back some day. I did look at the campground in Big South Fork and it looks good. Many fairly level spots and electricity at some of them.
Next I head to Natural Bridge State Park in Kentucky.