heading down hooker falls…two ways

While the boy was enjoying his last day of summer camp, the man and I were enjoying our last day of exploring the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. We found ourselves at Dupont State Forest, a place we discovered last year while exploring when the boy was at camp. Known for its’ beautiful waterfalls, wonderful hiking trails and recently famous as having provided the rugged outdoor setting for the movie “The Hunger Games”, it was pretty busy when we visited last Thursday.  A popular spot was the beautiful wide pool at the base of Hooker Falls, where tourists and children attending local camps were swimming and kayaking, enjoying the sunshine and fresh air.  In the mix we saw these guys; they were with a group of children (so I’m guessing they were camp counselors bringing their young campers on an excursion) and they were taking turns going off the falls–by kayak and by simply jumping.  Not an activity for amateurs, that’s for sure–and these guys were clearly familiar with the terrain.  Check it out…

(…the gallery thing works pretty well on here…my first time using it…for optimal image awesomeness, just click on the pics…:) )

Ah, if only I were a little bit younger…a little more daring…I’m not sure whether I’d rather kayak or jump down…if I’m being real, it probably wouldn’t have happened anyway 🙂 but it was fun watching these guys do it, and fun shooting it, too.

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