There was lots of Galax in the woods -- its shiny green leaves make long-lasting decorations and mountain folks often gathered it to sell to florists.
I wonder if Boren is a corruption of boring --there used to be water-driven boring mills for cleaning out rifle barrels.
Next came Estatoe Falls. The word estatoe turns up often in this area.It's the Cherokee name for the extinct Carolina parakeet.
Below is Twin Falls -- the one on the right is somewhat obscured by greenery.This is located in South Carolina in the Estatoe Valley.
An unknown fungus -- if you know what it is, please tell me.
Mamabug tells me it's Yellow Coral Fungus -- makes sense!
The last stop was Woods Cove Falls
So much beauty. . .
Below is our intrepid guide, Craig Miller of Miller's Land of Waterfalls Tours.
Craig was knowledgeable and charming --
if you visit the area, I highly recommend this tour.