This photograph of Looking Glass Falls was taken in the Pisgah National Forest outside of Asheville, North Carolina. The name “Looking Glass” comes from Looking Glass Rock, where water freezes on its sides in the winter and then glistens in the sunlight like a mirror or looking glass. There had not been much rain during the summer I took this photograph, so the waterfall was tame in comparison to the rushing falls I remember from my youth. Even today, miles removed, I can still hear the crashing water and recall the look of awe on Kemper’s face as we climbed down the steps to view the falls from water level. You can see more of my fascination with falls in the gallery, ever so creatively named “Falls.”
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