DeSoto Falls – Georgia

DeSoto Falls – Georgia

The story behind DeSoto Falls sounds like something from legends. Hopefully, you are aware of Hernando de Soto. If you aren’t I’ll give a quick run down about this lad in a moment. The falls were named after DeSoto because of some stories that indicated his breastplate was found at the base of the falls. Pieces of armor, dated around the 16th century, have also been found around the area but it’s not conclusive as to if it was de Soto’s. That of course gives way to the mystery of the falls and keeps folklore in your mind as you hike. Especially since they recovered a sword as well nearby……

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Helen, Georgia – Oktoberfest

Helen, Georgia – Oktoberfest

First, let me start by apologizing for my absence. I have been going on quests but I’ve been too busy to post. So now that I have things cleaned up let’s get going!

If you’ve never been to Helen before, go. Do not wait! Helen is beautiful any time of year and if you want a more relaxed atmosphere I would recommend going before or after Oktoberfest which lasts essentially all month. I am planning another Helen trip for the summer so stay tuned for the photography spots and places to check out in another post. I’ve been told of many amazing places in and around Helen that is a photography dream. Helen is a tourist town that mimics a traditional Alpine village. It has the themed buildings, cobblestone pathways, scenic mountains in the background, horses and carriages, and more than 200 shops.

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