Saturday, October 14, 2006

Cumberland Falls in Kentucky

I've been staying on Lake Cumberland (literally, in a houseboat) touring Southern and Eastern Kentucky. These pictures are of the area near and of Cumberland Falls in the Daniel Boone National Forest. I took a very wet raft ride up to the base of this waterfall. The ride is called the Rainbow Mist because of the rain-like mist that pours from the waterfall. What I did not get to see - but I am super intrigued by - is a phenomenon called a "moonbow." On full moons and a couple of days each way, a moonbow is created around the falls. A moonbow is similar in effect to a rainbow. There are only two regular ones in the world - Zimbabwe and Kentucky. Who knew?

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