The Transylvania Times -

The Wild Side Of Pisgah


April 1, 2019

Photos Courtesy of Ellen Cressley

Joe Moerschbaecher gives Jayne Fought instructions before the final part of the rappel while Clyde Carter watches.

I have to come clean and admit that I haven't always used the best judgement around waterfalls. Before I moved to Brevard, I came here several times on vacation as your average, run-of-the-mill, outdoor-loving tourist. Don't hate me; I tried to be a good visitor, but I didn't know a lot about the terrain I was exploring. I came here from the flatlands of northern Indiana.

I had no idea people had died exploring the waterfalls of Transylvania County. I had no idea how slippery the rocks could be. I had no idea the best place to view the waterfalls was at the bottom. I didn't realize some o...

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