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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Cumberland Falls - Kentucky

This past week I got the chance to go camping with a few friends. We wanted to miss the Memorial Day crowd so we went on Thursday to Cumberland Falls in Eastern Kentucky. I thought I'd share some photos of my new state.

I went with three of my friends and their new rescue pup, Doc. They blame our little family for their new acquisition. Doc is the third dog we've influenced people on getting. He's still getting used to people and noises but he loves other dogs and children.
Cumberland Falls is known as the "Niagra of the South" and I can see why. It is a beautiful waterfall.
I always love finding beautiful flowers. We met some elderly ladies who were wondering what type of tree this is. Does anyone know?
Doc also loves water but the water was running a bit too fast to let him off leash.
I love the coves on the river. I always imagine this is where a treasure might be hidden.
We then took a short hike to Eagle Falls.  It was only 1.5 miles but it was straight up and down.  Kind of like this:
I loved the overhanging rocks on the hike.
Eagle Falls is another beautiful waterfall:
Doc got to get in the water again. I have to admit I was a bit jealous. After hiking in the humid heat, a splash in the water would have been wonderful.
We also saw a crazy tree with a huge knot.
While hiking to Eagle Falls, we got to see Cumberland Falls from the other side. It's amazing how noisy a huge waterfall is.
The main purpose of the trip though was to see the famous Moonbow.

We went close to mid-night and waited and waited for the full moon to peak out of the clouds. And I saw it! It was a beautiful white bow. I had help setting my camera and with and ISO of 800 and an open shutter for two minutes I caught these photos:
Next time I will try and do less time to see if I can get it to look more like the white band. Have you ever seen a Moonbow?


  1. That looks like an awesome hike. I have never seen a moonbow, but now I want to.

  2. YOu have me intrigued by the moonbow now.

    It looks fabulous. I am about to go on my first camping trip, in a couple of weeks, so I hope the weather gets a bit warmer.

  3. Great photos! I've never seen a moonbow. Your trip looks like a lot of fun! I haven't been on a hike in ages and your pictures make me want to go now!

  4. Never mind seen I hadnt even heard of a moonbow. Thanks for the photographs - you have had a wonderful trip.


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