Attempted Tyler Forks Dells Falls but failed with a capital F. I did reach the parking area at the end of Moore Park Road but from there it kind of sputtered out. Bushwhacking looked like one heck of a chore in July’s dense brush. Temps were still around 90°F today and none of this looked fun.
I thought about wading up the Tyler Forks for a good 10-20 minutes before reconsidering. I tried hiking a trail back up the road to the west but found large piles of coyote/wolf scat and reconsidered. No cell signal and rain was on the horizon so I aborted.
Here’s a topo map of the area. As you can see there are one set of small falls/rapids not far from the parking area. That second one looks to be much tougher, my guess is that best access could be via those 2-track trails from the west. Needs more research.
Once I got back on the main highway with cell service I confirmed powerful thunderstorms were indeed bearing down on me. Probably a very good call for safety.
Flash flood warnings with 2″+ of rainfall? Yep sounds like my kinda party! Oh well, better luck next time. Some wise words in the weather service bulletin: “Turn around, don’t drown.”Lat = 46.3361893 , Long = -90.4886703 -- Show at Google Maps