Once you’ve seen a waterfall, there’s no real need to go back, is there? As any waterfall hiker knows, waterfalls change character based on season, water flow and weather. The best example of such changes can be found in the Winter. Without the foliage, views and vistas you did not know were there leap out and grab you.
Pearson’s Falls is a prime example. An article was published earlier (click here for the link) from a September visit. Lovely cove, short hike, beautiful waterfall. So what’s to be gained with another visit in December? You never know until you get there. (For directions, please refer to the previous article.)
Coming up the trail toward the falls, a wonderful stone bridge is used to cross over the creek. Just upstream is 3’ tall vertical ledge the stretches across the stream and makes a nice photo all by itself. But with the leaves off the trees in December, what should appear in the background through the trees? Completely obscured in other seasons, the waterfall leaps from high off the mountainside presenting a side view unavailable for any other location and at any other season. It is a spectacular view.