You saw this waterfall if you watched the movie "Hunger Games." But you likely did not see this much water running down the rocks. Our county is about sixteen inches above average for rainfall so far this year and the rivers are running high.
High Falls is one of the many waterfalls in DuPont State Forest where most of the action scenes in "Hunger Games" were filmed. The village scenes were also filmed in North Carolina, in Burke County at an abandoned textile mill town of Henry River Mill Village. Needless to say, both towns have profited by the movie's popularity.
Triple Falls is a short hike below High Falls. The heavy rains have made it even stronger.
By contrast, this a photgraph of Triple Falls in its more normal or slightly reduced flow.
You can pay a hefty fee to an entrepreneurial company whose guides will take you through the otherwise free State Forest trails. They will point out places where major scenes were filmed. Those of us who live here try to act like tourists to avoid the inevitable questions the tourists ask about the movie. Heck, I haven't even seen the movie.
I read the first book in the trilogy and I really enjoyed it, reading it almost straight through with few stops. But I have little interest in reading the other books in the trilogy. I thought the premise was fascinating with a gripping story. But beyond the novelty of that, I have no interest in the other stories. I might actually be missing some good reads. Let me know if you read all three.