We took the family an hour north today to enjoy lovely Northern Georgia. Amicalola Falls lies just a few miles from the southern base of the Appalachian Trail…
Back in 1998 I was wondering through these mountains a few miles away at the Ranger Mountain Base Camp…and slid down one of these little hills through three feet of snow. It was not what I recall as a great time. The little slide down the mountain helped my legs get infected, and an all expense paid trip to the hospital for five days of treatment. As I recovered, we often walked by a nearby waterfall on some short hikes between sessions. As crazy as the day was, the sound and beauty of the waterfall always brought me back to a level of calm. I cannot explain why, it just happened. So this trip was a nice one, just because of those same lovely sights and sounds being shared with my wife and children.
What made the adventure polarizing was that I put a polarized filter on my camera to help me with water reflections. I had not done this in a great while…and it was the first time on the X20 (Mr K5 forgot to tell me he wanted a freshened up battery before we left…). Some results were stunning, some said try a little harder. I hope you like this one.