Chattanooga: Hiking Lula Lake Trail
Last fall, Annemarie, Juliana and I went out to Chattanooga (which we called "Chatta-boo-ga" the whole trip in honor of a Halloween event that I couldn't say correctly) and went to some of my favorite places — the polka dot wall, Clumpies, Sugar's — and tried some new things like good ole southern biscuits at the Maple Street Biscuit Company. The main event though was going on a hike. We chose the Lula Falls Trail that then turned into the Bluff Trail (a trail map can be found here).
There are multiple ways and trails you can take. I was mostly excited by reading about the area and seeing pictures beforehand of the waterfalls with one of them leading into a "beautiful pool of turquoise waters," as stated on this site.
Well, that would have been really cool if we had known that Chattanooga was in a drought that season. So the waterfalls were really more of a leaky faucet, and the supposedly turquoise blue water was a muddy brown.
Despite that, we still enjoyed being outside, exploring the waterfall areas, and getting to see the view (which is worth all of it), all while trying to get back in time before they closed the area (we also came a little later in the day). Plus, going in the fall lets you really experience all the leaves changing colors. That's my favorite. Hopefully though, I'll get to go back and see the true turquoise blue waters soon.