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I made a trip out after a few showery days. It was very foggy and 39F this morning; but, was 56F by 9 AM. Drove to the Triple Falls (actually called Double Falls) at Camp Orr on the Buffalo River; across a field. Lots of early wildflowers in bloom or getting ready to bloom soon.

The water was not high in the falls; about normal. The falls is fed by two creeks; one called Shop Creek and the other is unnamed and is about 40 feet tall. This is not the Shop Creek that flows from Alum Natural Bridge to the Little Buffalo. I did not know what to expect after the rains – but they did not total that much in the end.

I saw Bloodroot, Anemones, Toothwort, a very few opened Trout Lilies (Dog Toothed Violets – But all that were opened were the early Yellow variety), Spring Beauties, Bluets, Harbinger, and Johnny Jump Ups. Some in great numbers. No Trilliums yet. It will peak from a wildflower perspective in the next 10 days. This is a warmer sheltered and damp area.

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Just a few photos from April 19, 2014. Double falls is a misnomer since there are usually three (3) pour-offs after a rain. The rains an inch 2 days prior to this hike. The hike is only 1/4 miles from the parking area, and if you also take to loop to the top of the falls, that adds about 1/2 mile. So the total hike from the parking lot is about a mile, exploring added in. It is a beautiful spot ! Lots of wildflowers earlier than in the surrounding countryside. Pictured are Royal Catchfly, and Jack in the Pulpit. Also, Trilliums abound.  Taken by my sister with a Canon point and shoot.

 

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