Logo Crockford-Pigeon Mountain - March 2015
TAG RR Tunnel & Waterfall Hunting
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A typical day's exploration for waterfalls...
My plan was to explore some of the smaller creeks and tributaries atop the
Pigeon Mountain plateau in search of lesser-known or forgotten waterfalls.

But I had a side trip to make prior to heading for the top of the mountain:


TAG-Tunnel
Abandoned Tennessee Alabama & Georgia Railway (TAG RR) tunnel through
Pigeon Mountain at Dug Gap.   Built in 1891, abandoned around 1980.



TAG-Tunnel
A closer view inside...



Then it was up to Rocky Lane and off into the woods...

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Small cascade on a tributary of Allen Creek



Several images of a pretty spot along Allen Creek:

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A deer skull, at least several years old judging by the condition.


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I've spent thousands of hours in the woods and had NEVER seen one of these (alive) in the wild!
When I caught movement out of the corner of my eye, I suspected a deer; then upon turning and
taking a quick look, I thought it must be a wild hog.   Once I saw it clearly, I was amazed!   It ran
into this thicket and soon disappeared down a hole under some tree-fall.


Armadillo
Nine-banded Armadillo   (Dasypus novemcinctus)




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Frozen ice fall under a tall cliff



Descending a steep gorge from the top of McWhorter Gulf, I came across one cascade after another.
I finally had to turn around to avoid being caught by the approaching darkness...


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