I really wanted to drop down to another level to take this photo, but I couldn’t. A small deer had fallen from the top of the falls and died. “He probably slipped on the ice,” one lady told me. Cocoa was at my side and immediately knew something was very wrong. She is such a sweet dog. I grabbed this photo and left vowing to come back in the summer under happier circumstances. There are several really nice waterfalls in the  Pisgah National Forrest. Most of the hikes are short and not extreme. Beautiful four paws trek.