This is a view of the Tallulah Gorge downstream from the Oceana Falls overlook. That is Joyce at the overlook on the left by the observation binoculars. This is the point where Karl Wallenda made a tightrope walk across from the South Rim in 1970. The remnants of the tower used for this walk are still at the site.
After visiting this spot (Outlook #1) we made the hike down to the suspension bridge so that we could get our Canyon Climbers Club cards punched and earn the official t-shirt. One more park to go (Cloudland Canyon) to get all the holes punched! We actually have hiked all 4 of them but didn’t know about the card when we started.
In spite of the fact that it was about 10° cooler in the mountains than it was in Roswell, it was still pretty hot and the walk back up those steps was pretty strenuous! Even so, this was a pleasant visit and we really enjoyed being up in the mountains. Will have to plan a drive up to Cloudland Canyon soon so we can finish out our t-shirt applications.
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Falls, Georgia, USA
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
300mm @ f/6.3 – 1/80 sec – ISO 400