The natural beauty was spectacular. After a hearty picnic we climbed down several waterfalls in one of the creeks on Scott's property and swam in a natural spring-fed pool. During the previous week, the area had been inundated with 18" of rain during a storm that lasted 6 hours, causing massive flash flooding. Large trees had disappeared and we saw massive rocks that have been turned upside down by the force of the water. Most interestingly we had a glimpse of nature's way of creating travertine; the remains of soaked maidenhair ferns that grew on the rock face beside a waterfall were already calcified.