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In search of Anglin Falls, Berea, KY

Memorial Day 2007

We decided to find the real falls today and went searching for Anglin Falls. It is a 75 foot waterfall in the John B Stevenson Forrest. The forest was named after the first president of Berea College.

Did a google search and found directions as follows:

Directions - Rockcastle County. From Exit 76 on I-75, go east 3.5 miles on KY 21 to the center of Berea. Turn right at the light (staying on KY 21), past the Boone Tavern, and travel another 5 miles. Turn right (south) on to US 421 and travel 2.6 miles. Turn right on Burnt Ridge Road and travel .2 miles, then left on Himanns Fork Road and travel 3.4 miles. Look for a red brick house on the right (box 530); approximately one-tenth of a mile past the house make a sharp left turn down a steep hill on to Anglin Falls Road. Travel .9 miles on Anglin Falls Road to a sign that says "Anglin Falls" next to a mailbox marked "542 R2". Turn left and travel .2 miles to the parking area/trail head.

My navigator had no problems following these diredtions and guiding us.

We were in search of falls that look like this:

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The scenery on the way was eye-catching. Here is a look at the hard road on the way to Anglin Falls.

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The walk was not too steep until you get near the end. It was about a 1 mile hike. Met a man coming down who lives 10 miles from the falls. He enjoys the hike and inquired where we were from. When we replied Florida, he said he was a Gator and had lived in Gainesville and Tampa etc. GO GATORS!

The hike was deep in the forest. When we got to the falls area this is what we saw:

Ray pointing out where the falls should be.
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Actual view of the falls.

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Unfortunately, they are having a drought and there was no water flowing, but the hike was nice.

We headed back to the RVs for lunch, but got diverted along the way to Blondies, an ice cream shop.

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So much for lunch.

Thought I would catch you up on a few photos from yesterday. First you never see much of the editor in chief so here he is:

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As always, hard at work while the others carried on other activities.

Here are a couple of photos of normal activity on the trip:

Planning
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Relaxing
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You will remember our trip to the other falls and the house we saw for sale. h
Here is a photo of that house. The first one to guess the correct price wins the prize!

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After it cools off a bit we plan on cooking out tonight. Tomorrrow we head to Lexington, KY. We will be staying at the Kentucky Horse Park north of Lex for 5 days. May or may not have internet access so if you don't get updates you'll understand. After Lex we are skipping Cincinatti and going on to Columbus. While in Columbus we'll stay at the Alum State Park and ocassionally venture into town to harrass the natives and Ohio State University.

Posted by popding 10:28

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