Hope you had a memorable Memorial Day Weekend. I spent much of my time with the near perfect summer weather exploring along the Blue Ridge from Ox Creek and Bull Gap up to Mt Mitchell. Folks around here know Mt Mitchell is the highest point east of the Mississippi topping out at 6,684 feet. Pretty darned close to 7 thousand. I drove up at early light on Sunday as it was still putting down some light rain in and around Asheville. From the mountaintop I could see the skies clearing in the distance and waited till the sun came out. I was atop Mt Mitchell back in the mid 1980's when I first toured through this part of the country. Little did I know 30 years later I'd be living about 15 miles away. Goes to show you never can tell. Despite the advice I once overheard that one should not go chasing waterfalls, I did. While Im not certain of any psycho emotional ramifications thus applied, I do know I like running water. I like the way it looks, I like the way it sounds, I like the way it feels. Reminds me of a place I used to go just about every year this time in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. It's called Kaaterskill Falls, and for years and years I'd hike up there and dowse myself under the lower falls (it’s a 2 - tier waterfall) you see in this short video clip. If you got up there early in the morning you would have the whole place to yourself. The rocks beneath the falls are slippery, so I'd always leave my boots on and then slosh around in 'em the rest of the day.