Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Watauga River

The Watauga River is a large stream of western North Carolina and East Tennessee. It is 60 miles (97 km) long with its headwaters on the slopes of Grandfather Mountain in Watauga County, North Carolina.

The word "Watauga" is a Native-American word meaning "the land beyond" however local reference to the name origin is attributed to the meaning "beautiful river" or "beautiful water".

The Watauga River runs right through the middle of Valle Crucis.



As we drove down river road in Valle Crucis, we noticed that there were several small makeshift bridges along the Watauga River just like this one.



I'm not sure if this is the Watauga dam or not but will check into and I'll update this post....

8 comments:

Janie said...

I love your posts...you're so informative!

Yeti said...

Thanks Janie! :>)

Susan said...

Wow, it's beautiful there. I'm not a good bridge-crosser at the best of times, so I think I'd have a rough time with the one in your photo here!

The photo of the falls is really lovely too.

Blog Hendersonville said...

Nice pictures, Yeti. We went on a drive up your way today and saw such beautiful scenery.

Yeti said...

Me too Susan!!LOL- Thanks for visiting!!

BH- Cool, We got some beautiful places around here..It's a perfect day to go riding..

Alan said...

Yeti, you sure get to spend a lot of time driving the back roads. I ENVY you that.

Alan

Anonymous said...

It is not the Watauga Dam. it is Called the Millpond Dam. Watauga dam is in Elizabethton, TN

Yeti said...

thank you.. :>) I wasn't sure or not..