Ruby Falls in Chattanooga

Last week, before our trip to Nashville for Lads to Leaders, we went to Chattanooga, Tennessee, for Jaylin’s 6th grade class trip from school. One of the places we visited when we were there was Ruby Falls, a large underground waterfall deep inside Lookout Mountain, as you can see here.

The waterfall of Ruby Falls is actually 145 feet high. No, I didn’t get out my yardstick and measure it myself, but that is what they say there, so who am I to argue with them about it? The falls are lit by color-changing lights, and they go through a whole spectrum of colors before your time ends and you leave so that another group can see the falls. I’m sure it is a much different experience now than it was for Leo Lambert, the guy who found the falls in 1928, because he probably only had a flashlight. And he probably didn’t even bring any color filters for it, either.

To get to Ruby Falls, you have to ride an elevator deep down into the mountain and then walk half a mile on a trail through the rocks, seeing some interesting rock formations along the way. Don’t worry, I took photos of those, too, and you will probably be seeing them from time to time here as well.

Check back soon for more photos from Ruby Falls and the rest of Chattanooga!

About the photo:
A single RAW exposure, processed in Photoshop. Read more about the photo software and gear I use at the camera gear page.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm IIR


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