A week ago we posted an article called The Waterfall Chaser: Bork’s Falls. That article, also, kicked off a new series entitled The Waterfall Chaser that has been a huge hit. We try to keep our series separated by other topics like The Top 3 Gottados, but this week we break our own rules by having a back to back series articles.
Rain, Rain, Go Away?
The Shawnee Hills area received two days of hard springtime rains, which saturated the ground and made it peak time for waterfall chasing. These springtime rainstorms lead to a temporary transformation of our hilly region. Rainfall such as Friday thru Sunday, though produce waterfalls where we normally don’t think of falls. The creeks reverberate with the clashing of water on rocks. A babbling brook, becomes a raging river. One must take advantage of these moments and take in these flowing wonders of the Shawnee Hills.
The Return to Bork’s Falls
Before you could see the falls, you could hear the falls. Regent Lane leading down to the creek told a story of heavy rain. Small ruts where running water had displaced gravel lead to a bumpy ride down. This is one of those times that a high clearance vehicle is a must. As we descended the road towards the creek we stopped before crossing the flowing water. I had heard the night before that it only can take several inches of water to make your vehicle float. Well there was more than several inches and the creek terminated in a 45 feet drop. The video below shows the creek crossing.
Bork’s Falls Video
I had returned to take similar photos and videos as the ones posted on Wednesday. I have been here many times to visit this fall, but this was the fastest I had seen it flow. Check out the videos and photo below.
Bork’s Falls Photos
I tried to get identical photos of the previous Waterfall Chaser post. The wind was a large factor with the first photo, leading to moving leaves. The second was on top of a small hill away from the wind the fall was creating.