I pride myself with the fact that I have seen almost all major waterfalls in a 50+ mile radius from where I live. Living on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina that is a lot. So one morning when shooting a sunrise on the Blue Ridge Parkway and a local was talking about this secret waterfall that has no trail, I was immediately hooked. I wasn't dressed for a hike at all. The local said the hike/climb down was pretty brutal. It had poured rain the night before. He gave me general things to look for on the side of the road and then said "Just find your way to the bottom." After some exploring I found the general pull off and hit the woods down the ridge. I came to a point in which I almost turned around and gave up because it was just way to steep for the mud covered ground. But after a few moments to gather my courage I went down a mud slide and then to another mud slide and then to a rock climb to turn around and have this view. I was so exhausted that it didn't feel real standing in front of this in North Carolina. But it was real. And I was in heaven on earth.