Jennifer and I took the kids hiking to the Cascades yesterday. It is an incredible waterfall over 60 feet tall near Virginia Tech that we used to visit when we were in college. It has to be one of the most beautiful hikes anywhere in the Appalachian mountains. The 5 mile trail parallels a mountain stream all the way to the top and you feel like you are immersed in some type of tropical rain forest. The kids did awesome and I only had to put Drew on my shoulders for about half a mile. The pictures below really don’t do it justice, it’s one of those places where you really need to take in the sound and sight together. This website has some panoramic views of the falls. If you have never been then you definitely need to check it out. Their official website is here.