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Winter at Horsetrough | by John Cothron
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Winter at Horsetrough

Horsetrough Falls are located in north Georgia in the Mark Trail Wilderness area at the headwaters of the Chattahoochee River as it flows off of Horsetrough Mountain. In approximately 500 miles, the water that flows over will dump into the Gulf of Mexico.

 

The falls are roughly 70ft. high and the surrounding area is thick with lush vegetation. Waterflow tends to be relatively light in all but the winter months or after a significant rain in the area.

 

This was only my second visit to these spectacular falls, the first being a year or so ago in the summer. Much more flow this time around but that was expected considering the amount of rain we had. They are relatively high in elevation so rains in this area thankfully don't translate into muddy or extremely high water for very long.

 

I'm off to visit another falls this morning that should have benefitted from the heavy rains. I hope everyone has a great day :)

 

Please view on BLACK.

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Exposure: 1.6 sec at f/16, ISO 50

Lens: Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/21 ZE

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Taken on January 28, 2012