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Welcome to the number twelve cache in our Fallin' For Virginia waterfall series. We are striving to bring cachers to some of the lesser known but beautiful waterfalls of Southwest Virginia. This cache and the following two caches are on the very scenic Tumbling Creek Road. There are many pull-offs to view, photograph or fish in the fantistic Tumbling Creek. Most of this stream is a "fee-to-fish" area.
Public hunting is allowed in the apropriate season so care should be taken. Maybe a little blaze orange at the right time of the year? The topography doesn't lend itself to deer hunting but caution is still advised during the seasons.
At this point the Creek narrows to form a canyon of fast moving water. The falls drop 20 to 30 feet in the Hollows.
The falls can easily viewed from the road and the cache requires NO bushwacking to find it. There are trails to go down the mountain to view the Falls closeup but they are steep and sometimes very slick. This is public land so you may go, but you do so at your own risk
The cache is a small (3 X 3 X 2 inches), camo-painted, Loc-n-loc container
Please enjoy these beauties of nature and have a good caching day
NOTE There are two other caches ahead on this road. The Big Falls (GCXBHQ) is only .2 mile up the road and the Little Tumbling Falls (GCXBJ7) is another .1 mile from there. Also, be sure to visit the wonderful three Lake caches.
SECOND NOTE This cache as well as Fallin' XIII and Fallin' XIV may not be available during the Winter months. The road opens again April 1st. Thank you.
Please rehide exactly as you found the cache. Thank you.