I'm not much of a story teller, so please forgive me.
Being a fan of natural landforms, I revel at the chance to see these wonders of nature in person. This website http://www.cs.utk.edu/~dunigan/landforms/ has been very helpful in locating landforms in my area. When I first discovered the website, I was amazed to find out that there was a waterfall very near here that measures an astonishing 475 feet. For comparison, the famous Fall Creek Falls measure in around 250 feet. Intrigued, I set out to find this legendary Buckeye Falls.
After and aborted attempt during the winter of 2003, we set out in the Spring fully loaded for an overnight trip. A black bear sighting left us a little shaky, but fortunately the bear ran away when it sighted us. A dirt road gave way to a horse trail that grave way to a foot trail. We set up camp near the creek right before the trail ended and we had to bushwhack. Now, with only my camera, two bottles of water and a limb saw, we were ready to tackle the rough part of the trail. Wear neared where we stopped the past winter and noticed a tree with a "B" and an arrow carved into it. My limb saw came in handy as we had to climb up a steep creek bed that was covered in thick brush and tree branches. Finally, we reached the top and this was our reward.
Buckeye Falls is not a roaring waterfall, but a nice cascade down the steep side of a mountain. It's hard to tell how high it is, but using points of reference in the photos, you can see it is quite the drop.