Looking to add value to your home? Installing a spa or pool is a wonderful idea to add to your list. Plus, your backyard barbecues will be much more fun. The process of installing a pool or spa isn't something you can handle on your own, though. You will need a team of experienced electricians in St. George, SC to ensure your system is set up correctly. That way, you can enjoy your pool or spa for years to come, and it'll be in great working order when it's time to sell.
Installing a pool or spa is a very involved job that includes more than digging out space for a pool or spa. These units are very complex and have a whole host of electrical needs, from heating units and filters to color-changing lights that wow your guests. Having a professional install these parts is vital. Otherwise, you'll be swimming in a dirty, near-freezing pool or spa.
Hiring Sievert Electrical Contractors guarantees your pool or spa will be in proper working order for years and years.
Finding a reliable EV charging station when you're out and about is still a gamble in this day and age. While EV charger availability is improving, most EV owners prefer to have a charging station installed at home. But doing so is easier said than done and often requires the help of a professional electrician.
If you're like most homeowners, you don't have the proper permit to install your own EV charging station. For that reason alone, you need to rely on a pro who has the right tools and electrical know-how to handle the job. Plus, EV chargers need much more voltage than standard electrical systems you may find in your home. That makes installing these devices much more dangerous than average appliances. Hiring Sievert Electrical Contractors to install your charging station ensures it's completed quickly, correctly, and safely.
South Carolina's hurricane season is nothing to take lightly. Every year, homeowners in the Lowcountry prepare for high winds, heavy storms, and even evacuation. One of the best ways to protect your home and family in the event of a power outage is to purchase a standby or portable generator that can power your home when electricity is out.
At Sievert Electrical, we offer the equipment and electrical services needed to keep your lights on during emergency power outages. As an Authorized Generac dealer in South Carolina, our standby and portable generators can give you the power you need when it matters most. Contact our office today to discuss what type of Generac generator is best for your home or business.
It's always a safe choice to rely on professionals than yourself when electrical matters are involved. That's true for generator installation, too. At Sievert Electrical Contractors, our team uses OSHA and National Electrical Code standards when installing residential and commercial generators. We know how to properly install generators, maintain them, and recommend them depending on your needs.
Because we truly care about your property and your family, we always take great care to operate with safety and efficiency in mind. When we're done, you'll know without a doubt that you made the right choice hiring our electricians in St. George, SC
Here at Sievert Electrical Contractors, one of our many commercial services involves turning working vehicles into vehicles that work for you. Whether you're an electrician or occupy a different profession, our commercial upfit services will help make your workday easier and more productive, so you can be more profitable.
Our commercial upfits help experts with a wide range of issues, including:
Organization: One of the most common complaints we hear from tradespeople and business owners is that their trucks or vans are an organizational mess. Our upfit services help you get organized, so you're not having to toss important tools into the back of your truck.
Efficiency: With our commercial upfits in place, you won't waste time trying to find all those items you had to toss in the back of your truck. Our upfits let you carry more gear, maximize your space, and ultimately be more productive.
Professionalism: When you travel to a client's home or business, you need to present a proper image of professionalism. You'll give the wrong impression if your work van is messy and disorganized.
Don't see the commercial electric service you need? Chances are we can still help. Give our office a call today and let us know about the challenges you're facing. In the meantime, here are some additional commercial services that we offer:
Are you fed up with spending money on new fuses? Do your employees nag you about weird electrical glitches that interrupt their workflow? If so, it's time to call Sievert Electrical. Our team of commercial electricians will diagnose and remediate your electric panel problems quickly and effectively.
Installing or updating the panels in your industrial facility protects you, your co-workers, employees, and your building from electrical fire risks. Electrical panel installation from our electricians in St. George, SC is important because it protects your other electrical systems, which prolongs the overall lifespan of your system. Safety is always our top priority at Sievert Electrical Contractors, which is why we believe the right way is the only way to install or upgrade your industrial-grade electrical panels.
Our industrial panel services include:
When it comes to electrical repair services, serving industrial needs is often more comprehensive and complex than those in the residential space.
Industrial electricians must deal with more complex electrical systems. These advanced systems often need different equipment and tools when repairs to industrial-grade elements are required. Unlike residential repairs, in industrial settings, electrical systems are usually custom-made for the facility and include unique parts with higher voltages than in the typical home. And while no electrical issue is good, industrial failures have massive repercussions that can often shut enterprises down when their temperature control, machinery, and automated PLCs are affected.
For those reasons alone, you need the best electric pros to perform industrial-level electric repairs. Fortunately, Sievert Electrical Contractors is here to help. Our industrial electricians have the experience and expertise to tackle the most complicated industrial electric repairs, whether you own a warehouse, medical center, or another type of industrial facility.
Don't leave your home or business in the hands of unqualified handymen or unlicensed contractors. With decades of combined experience, Sievert Electrical Contractors specializes in a wide variety of custom electrical services. We go the extra mile to exceed expectations, because that's how we would want our families treated. Call us today to discover the Sievert Electrical difference.
The Pair family in West Columbia was reunited with their grandfather's family portrait last week.WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — The demolition of George I. Pair Elementary School continues, and there's a process Lexington School District Two is going through to find a safe place for the sentimental items from the school.Throughout the last 70 years, this school building has served several purposes for elementary and adult education, with items moved in and out....
The Pair family in West Columbia was reunited with their grandfather's family portrait last week.
WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. — The demolition of George I. Pair Elementary School continues, and there's a process Lexington School District Two is going through to find a safe place for the sentimental items from the school.
Throughout the last 70 years, this school building has served several purposes for elementary and adult education, with items moved in and out.
Early last year, district administrators and department teams started collecting sentimental items from George I. Pair in anticipation of the demolition last month. "Among them, an oil painting of the Pair Building and the building's cornerstone, as well as furniture, HVAC units, kitchen equipment," the district said.
Ashleigh Pair Conner, a relative of George I. Pair, tells News 19 an oil painting of her grandfather, the man whom the school was named after, was left in the demolition.
She says a Good Samaritan found it last week, and passed it off to his mom, who lives near the school to return to the Pair family.
"It was a gift to my grandmother," said Conner said.
"She donated it to the renamed elementary school, and that's where it's been since 1964," said David Pair, son of George I. Pair.
Thankfully, the painting is still in good shape. The Pair family revisited the school back in 2011 when the school was changed to an adult education center.
Kimberly Pair Watson, George Pair's granddaughter, remembers seeing the painting in the school, honoring a man who was very well loved by the community.
"Every day going into the main office, there was that portrait of my grandfather up on the wall, so that was pretty cool to see," Watson said.
"For us, I just think it's a piece of history that we can cherish and now we have it in our home and all of the good memories and good history that I've always heard, Conner said. "I just feel like the painting's home."
Lexington Two tells News 19 they regret if any sentimental item may have inadvertently been left behind. They explain no one is allowed to enter this demolition site at George I. Pair. But if anyone has already located items with historical value, you're asked to contact the district so they can either display or return the items.
ST. GEORGE — While many consider Friday the 13th an unlucky day, it has been rewarding for Mega Millions’ players over the years, with six previous jackpots won on such a day.There’s a chance for another this Friday, and it’s a big one, according to a ...
ST. GEORGE — While many consider Friday the 13th an unlucky day, it has been rewarding for Mega Millions’ players over the years, with six previous jackpots won on such a day.
There’s a chance for another this Friday, and it’s a big one, according to a news release issued Wednesday by Mega Millions. After no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night – the white balls 7, 13, 14, 15 and 18, plus the gold Mega Ball 9 – a gigantic prize of $1.35 billion ($707.9 million cash) is estimated for Friday, Jan. 13. If won at that amount, it would be the second largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.
“The jackpot has rolled again, keeping everyone who follows Mega Millions in suspense for yet another drawing,” said Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald, who also serves as the lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium. “Now at $1.35 billion, the Mega Millions jackpot is moving up and making history as the second highest Mega Millions jackpot ever. Our member lotteries raise funds for many good causes, ranging from education to conservation programs. We’re proud to support these efforts.”
Michigan has been particularly lucky with Mega Millions jackpots on Friday the 13th, winning four of them (June 2008, May 2011, June 2014 and October 2017). That 2017 jackpot was shared with a winner in Rhode Island. Other jackpots on Friday the 13th have been won in New York (March 2009) and Ohio (November 2015). None of them, however, came close in size to the estimated $1.35 billion up for grabs later this week.
The only Mega Millions jackpot larger than Friday’s estimated prize is the game record of $1.537 billion, won in South Carolina on Oct. 23, 2018.
The Tuesday drawing produced riches throughout the non-jackpot prize tiers; there were a total of 6,154,167 winning tickets at all prize levels ranging from $2 to $3 million. Sixteen tickets from coast to coast matched the five white balls to win the game’s second-tier prize.
Three of them, one each in Connecticut, Florida and New York, included the optional Megaplier (available in most states with an extra $1 purchase), which tripled Tuesday night; those tickets are worth $3 million each.
The other 13 second-tier winning tickets are worth the standard $1 million each; they were sold in California, Florida, Kansas, Massachusetts (two), Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (two), Oregon, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Across the country, 215 tickets matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball to win the game’s third-tier prize. Forty-one of those tickets are worth $30,000 each, because they also included the optional Megaplier. The other 174 third-tier winning tickets are worth $10,000 each.
There have been a total of almost 33.3 million winning tickets sold in the 25 drawings since the jackpot was last won on October 14. These include 68 worth $1 million or more, won in 24 different states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.
The most recent Mega Millions jackpot win was at $502 million, shared by winning tickets in California and Florida last Oct. 14.
The top Mega Millions jackpots to date:
|$1.350 billion (est)||1/13/2023||?|
|$656 million||3/30/2012||3-IL, KS, MD|
|$648 million||12/17/2013||2-CA, GA|
CONSTANTINOPLE – On January 10, 2023 at the suggestion of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elevated His Grace Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos to the rank of Metropolitan and, as such, the see of Xanthos to the rank of Metropolis in his person.Upon the news of the elevation of Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos to Metropolitan, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America called Metropolitan Dimitrios in order to express his wholehearted congratulations for this g...
CONSTANTINOPLE – On January 10, 2023 at the suggestion of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate elevated His Grace Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos to the rank of Metropolitan and, as such, the see of Xanthos to the rank of Metropolis in his person.
Upon the news of the elevation of Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos to Metropolitan, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America called Metropolitan Dimitrios in order to express his wholehearted congratulations for this great honor and wished the newly-elevated Metropolitan much health, success, and dynamism from above in the year ahead.
In response, His Eminence Metropolitan Dimitrios of Xanthos said, “I am deeply humbled and grateful to His All-Holiness and to the Members of the Holy and Sacred Synod for this elevation. It is an honor that I pray to be found worthy of.”
His Eminence Metropolitan Dimitrios (Couchell) of Xanthos was born in 1938 in Greenville, South Carolina. He graduated from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in 1963 and thereafter continued studies at Yale Divinity School before being invited to join the staff of the Archdiocese in New York City and was charged by His Eminence Archbishop Iakovos to establish a national Campus Ministry program for Orthodox college students.
Born Dimitrios Couchell, he was elected in 1977 to serve as President of Syndesmos, which was headquarter in Helsinki, Finland. After receiving the blessing of Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios, he traveled to many countries establishing contact with Orthodox young people. His term concluded in 1980 with the first World Orthodox Youth Festival, hosted by the Orthodox Monastery in Valamo, Finland. Archbishop Paul of Finland invested him as a member of the Order of the Holy Lamb, of the Orthodox Church of Finland.
In 1981, Archbishop Iakovos appointed him as the Executive Director of the St. Photios National Shrine in St. Augustine, FL. In 1983, he was ordained to the Diaconate and to the Priesthood and was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite in 1985. While serving at the Shrine, he was asked to assume also responsibility for the Foreign Mission efforts of the Archdiocese. Two years later this became the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, an inter-Orthodox ministry under the umbrella of SCOBA.
In 1998, Fr. Dimitrios was elected Bishop of Xanthos by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Following his ordination to the episcopacy at the St. George Cathedral in Philadelphia, PA, Bishop Dimitrios was called to return to the Archdiocese in New York City, where he served as an auxiliary bishop to Archbishop Spyridon and then to Archbishop Demetrios. He was appointed Ecumenical Officer, responsible for the Inter-Orthodox, Inter-Christian and Inter-faith relations of the Archdiocese. At the same time, he served as General Secretary of SCOBA while also serving on the Executive Committee of the NCCC, on various committees of the WCC, and on the Board of the New York City Council of Churches.
In 1999, he was appointed by His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew to the delegation representing the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the meeting with Pope John Paul II for the Patronal Feast day of Sts. Peter & Paul.
In his 60 years of ministry to the Church, he has played a major role in the founding and nurturing of several Archdiocesan and inter-Orthodox ministries still active today including, but not limited to, being a founder of the OCF (Orthodox Christian Fellowship), founding editor of the Orthodox Observer, founding Executive Director of the St. Photios National Shrine, and founding Director of the OCMC (Orthodox Christian Mission Center).
Following 43 years of service to the Sacred Archdiocese, Bishop Dimitrios retired in December 2007, but he has continued to stay active at the Holy Trinity parish in St. Augustine, FL.
Notre Dame has known who it would play in 2023 for some time, but now the Fighting Irish know when they will play their opponents next season. Notre Dame's 2023 football schedule has been finalized.Here's the updated 2023 football schedule:Aug. 26 - vs. Navy (Dublin, Ireland)Sept. 2 - Tennessee State (Notre Dame Stadium)Sept. 9 - at NC State (Raleigh, N.C.)Sept. 16 - Central Michigan (Notre Dame Stadium)Sept. 23 - Ohio State (Notre Dame Stadium)Sept. 30 - at Duke (Durham, N.C.)Oct. 7 - at Louisville (Louisville, Ky.)Oct. 14 - U...
Notre Dame has known who it would play in 2023 for some time, but now the Fighting Irish know when they will play their opponents next season. Notre Dame's 2023 football schedule has been finalized.
Here's the updated 2023 football schedule:
Aug. 26 - vs. Navy (Dublin, Ireland)Sept. 2 - Tennessee State (Notre Dame Stadium)Sept. 9 - at NC State (Raleigh, N.C.)Sept. 16 - Central Michigan (Notre Dame Stadium)Sept. 23 - Ohio State (Notre Dame Stadium)Sept. 30 - at Duke (Durham, N.C.)Oct. 7 - at Louisville (Louisville, Ky.)Oct. 14 - USC (Notre Dame Stadium)Oct. 21 - ByeOct. 28 - Pittsburgh (Notre Dame StadiumNov. 4 - at Clemson (Clemson, S.C.)Nov. 11 - Bye Nov. 18 - Wake Forest (Notre Dame Stadium)Nov. 25 - at Stanford (Palo Alto, Calif.)
Notre Dame's toughest stretch of the season begins on September 23rd against Ohio State and ends with a home game against USC, a pair of teams ranked in most preseason Top 25s.
The November 18th game against Wake Forest was previously scheduled for October 28th, but it has been moved and will now be Notre Dame's Senior Day. The irony can't be ignored, as Notre Dame will have quarterback Sam Hartman on this year's squad. Hartman, of course, spent the last five seasons with the Deacons.
Here's a look at Notre Dame's 12 opponents:
Date: August 26th (Aviva Stadium - Dublin, Ireland)
Head Coach: Brian Newberry (1st season)
2022 Record: 4-82022 Result: Notre Dame beat Navy 35-32vs. Notre Dame: Notre Dame leads 81-13-1
Navy fired long-time head coach Ken Niumatalolo after its loss to Army. It marked the third straight losing season for the Midshipmen, who now turn to Brian Newberry, who has been running the defense for the last four seasons. Navy's athletics director said the team will remain a triple option squad, but Navy is short on talent on offense, and Newberry will need to work to rebuild that side of the ball.
Date: September 2nd (Notre Dame Stadium)
Head Coach: Eddie George (3rd season)
2022 Record: 4-7vs. Notre Dame: First meeting
Former Ohio State and Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George will head into his third season in charge of the Tiger program. George led TSU to a 5-6 record in year one and went 4-7 this past season. The Tigers started the 2022 season with four straight losses but did manage to go 4-3 after that rough start. TSU ended the season with a 22-14 victory over Texas A&M-Commerce, who is coached by former Rice head coach David Baliff.
Date: September 9 (Carter-Finley Stadium - Raleigh, N.C.)
Head Coach: Dave Doeren
2022 Record: 8-5vs. Notre Dame: NC State leads 2-1
NC State started the season ranked 13th in the preseason polls and climbed up to No. 10 after a 4-0 start to the season. The Wolfpack went just 4-5 over the next nine games, including three of their last four games. That included a 16-12 loss to Maryland in the Duke's Mayo Bowl. NC State was forced to play a lot of young players due to injuries, which could help the Wolfpack put a quality team on the field in 2023.
Date: September 16th (Notre Dame Stadium)
Head Coach: Jim McElwain (5th season)
2022 Record: 4-8vs. Notre Dame: First meeting
After going 9-4 in 2021, and 20-13 in his first three seasons, Jim McElwain's Chippewa squad struggled in 2022. CMU went just 4-8 and failed to make a bowl game, but that record can be a bit misleading. Central Michigan lost three games by six or fewer points, and they battled hard in a 58-44 loss at Oklahoma State. CMU is set to return quite a bit of its production in 2023.
Date: September 23rd (Notre Dame Stadium)
Head Coach: Ryan Day
2022 Record: 11-22022 Result: Ohio State beat Notre Dame 21-10vs. Notre Dame: Ohio State leads 5-2
Ohio State was expected to be a title contender in 2022, and to a degree the Buckeyes lived up to that billing, making the College Football Playoff for the fifth time. Ohio State took Georgia down to the wire but ultimately fell short, and it lost to Michigan for the second straight season, something that had not previously happened since 1999-2000. Ohio State will lose some very important pieces, but the Buckeyes will remain extremely talented.
Date: September 30 (Wallace Wade Stadium - Durham, N.C.)
Head Coach: Mike Elko (2nd season)
2022 Record: 9-4vs. Notre Dame: Notre Dame leads 5-2
Mike Elko did an outstanding job turning Duke around in his first season in charge. The Blue Devils beat UCF (30-13) in the Military Bowl to cap off a 9-win season. Duke hadn't had a winning record since 2018 and went just 5-18 the two previous seasons. Elko is an outstanding defensive mind, the Blue Devils went from giving up 39.8 and 38.1 points per game in the two previous seasons to just 22.1 this past season. We also saw the emergence of sophomore quarterback Riley Leonard, who passed for 2,967 yards, rushed for 699 yards and accounted for 33 touchdowns in his first season behind center.
Date: October 7 (Cardinal Stadium - Louisville, Ky.)
Head Coach: Jeff Brohm (1st season)
2022 Record: 8-5vs. Notre Dame: Notre Dame leads 2-1
Notre Dame is returning to Louisville for the first time since 2019, a game the Irish won 35-17. Louisville will look a lot different this time, but there will be plenty of familiar faces. Louisville alum Jeff Brohm returns as head coach after he went 17-9 the last two seasons at Purdue. Brohm is known for developing highly productive pass offenses, and he'll bring quarterback Jack Plummer with him. Plummer has 25 career starts, including 13 for Brohm at Purdue.
Date: October 14th (Notre Dame Stadium)
Head Coach: Lincoln Riley (2nd season)
2022 Record: 11-32022 Result: USC beat Notre Dame 38-27vs. Notre Dame: Notre Dame leads 50-38-5
USC ended Notre Dame's four-game win streak in the series with a 38-27 regular season-ending victory over the Irish. It was quite the turnaround for Lincoln Riley and the Trojans, who went 4-8 the year prior to his arrival. USC brings back Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Caleb Williams and plenty of offensive talent, and the transfer portal will once again be a key roster building piece for the Trojans.
Date: October 28 (Notre Dame Stadium)
Head Coach: Pat Narduzzi
2022 Record: 9-4vs. Notre Dame: Notre Dame leads 50-21-1
Pittsburgh had a quality 9-4 season despite losing a bunch from its ACC title team in 2021. The Panthers went through a rough stretch in October, losing three of four games, but a five-game win streak to end the season allowed Pittsburgh to finish strong. That streak included an impressive 37-35 win over UCLA in the Sun Bowl, a 42-16 beat down of Miami and a quality 28-26 win over Duke.
Date: November 4th (Memorial Stadium - Clemson, S.C.)
Head Coach: Dabo Swinney
2022 Record: 11-32022 Result: Notre Dame beat Clemson 35-14vs. Notre Dame: Clemson leads 4-3
Notre Dame has now won two of the last three games against the Tigers. Clemson was the co-dynasty program from 2015-2020, making the College Football Playoff in each season and winning two national championships. Clemson has been good the last two seasons, going 21-6, but it has certainly slipped from its glory years. Swinney will look to ride the talent of quarterback Cade Klubnik back to the top of the college football world, but the Tigers just aren't the same program right now.
Date: October 28th (Notre Dame Stadium)
Head Coach: Dave Clawson (10th season)
2022 Record: 8-5vs. Notre Dame: Notre Dame leads 5-0
The first-ever meeting between these two programs came in 2011, and the Irish won that contest and the four since. Clawson has built a very steady program in Winston-Salem, leading the Deacons to seven straight bowl games. Wake Forest has gone 19-8 over the last two seasons and should once again be a quality ACC opponent despite some key personnel losses on both sides of the ball.
Date: November 25th (Stanford Stadium, Stanford, Calif.)
Head Coach: Troy Taylor (1st season)
2022 Record: 3-92022 Result: Stanford beat Notre Dame 16-14vs. Notre Dame: Notre Dame leads 22-14
Notre Dame's most devastating loss of the 2022 season was without question its 16-14 defeat at home against the Cardinal. It was the only bright spot of the season for Stanford, who saw long-time head coach David Shaw retire at the end of the season. He was replaced by Taylor, who went 30-8 in three seasons at Sacramento State. The Hornets ranked fourth nationally in scoring offense and this in total offense in 2022, but Taylor inherits a heavily depleted Stanford roster.
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According to the United States Forest Service, Upper Whitewater Falls in North Carolina, with its drop of 411 feet, is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies. There is no disputing the stunning natural beauty displayed by this enormous waterfall. Upper Whitewater Falls and most of North Carolina's other waterfalls are in the state's hilly regions.The area where Georgia and the Carolinas meet ...
According to the United States Forest Service, Upper Whitewater Falls in North Carolina, with its drop of 411 feet, is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies. There is no disputing the stunning natural beauty displayed by this enormous waterfall. Upper Whitewater Falls and most of North Carolina's other waterfalls are in the state's hilly regions.
The area where Georgia and the Carolinas meet has a concentration of waterfalls, and this group includes Whitewater Falls, situated close to the South Carolina border. The Nantahala Forest protects this waterfall, and a viewing platform is close for those who want to take in the landscape. Find out where to find North Carolina's tallest waterfall, how to get there, where to park, when to visit, and what other attractions are with this detailed guide.
As was indicated above, there is some disagreement about whether Upper Whitewater Falls is, as the US Forest Service claims, the highest waterfall east of the Rockies. Locals and some visitors in Virginia contend that their Crabtree Falls is taller.
Accessible along Virginia State Route 56 in Nelson County, Crabtree Falls is a popular destination in the George Washington National Forest.
There are five large cascades at Crabtree Falls, with the highest one having a vertical drop of around 400 feet (120 m); in addition, there are other smaller waterfalls spread out across a horizontal span of roughly 2,500 feet (760 m).
Another waterfall that has come up in this conversation is Glassmine Falls, seen from Mile Post 362 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Until more definitive evidence is gathered, NC Tripping maintains that Upper Whitewater Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies.
Keep in mind that the middle of the day, particularly in the morning, can be rather busy at Upper Whitewater Falls for those planning on visiting.
Most travelers who have been there before recommend going as early as possible or going in the winter during a less popular month. On sunny days, visitors to the falls enjoy breathtaking rainbows created by the sun's rays reflecting off the water.
Although clear skies are perfect, cloudy days are just as suitable for viewing this stunning waterfall in all its glory.
Follow the paved walkway to the higher viewpoint for a breathtaking vista of Whitewater Falls. The wheelchair-friendly path sets out from the lot's exit, and visitors will find a lower viewpoint at the foot of 154 wooden steps.
The Whitewater River and Foothills Route can be reached by continuing down a half-mile side trail that decreases by 600 feet in height. The two overlooks up above are the only places to see the falls, and the two lookout points give the best panoramas of the waterfalls.
While some hikers stray off the path in search of more spectacular vistas, that's not recommended here.
The Foothills Trail is 85 miles long and runs parallel to the Blue Ridge Escarpment in both North and South Carolina.
Those who choose to travel eastward can take the Foothills Trail once they reach the bottom of the side trail. This path leads to South Carolina and Lower Whitewater Falls, among other places.
Those who want to drive to the waterfalls from Cashiers can travel south on NC 107 for 9.3 miles. A left turn at the Whitewater Falls sign will bring them into Wisconsin shortly after crossing the state boundary.
Go another 2.3 miles to where NC 281 meets SC 130, the latter of which becomes NC 281 at the state line between the two states. The trailhead signpost for Whitewater Falls is just past this turnoff.
Those coming from Brevard should head west on US-64. To reach the Whitewater Falls parking lot from Sapphire, head south on NC 281. Travelers from South Carolina should take SC 130 north, which transitions into NC 281.
When they enter North Carolina, they should look to their right to find the entrance to Whitewater Falls.
In addition, drivers coming from Walhalla, South Carolina, should take State Route 107, which will take them to State Route 130 and then North Carolina State Route 281.
Lastly, travelers from Asheville should get on 240 West and then I-26 West, reach U.S. 64, and head to exit 9 for Asheville Airport/Brevard.
Parking at Upper Whitewater Falls is easiest to find in the wee hours of the morning or late in the day. There's space for around 50 vehicles, including RVs and buses.
However, visitors who come in the late morning or early afternoon, particularly in the summer and fall and on weekends, may encounter crowds.
Given the park's attractiveness and the convenience of its proximity to Upper Whitewater Falls, the $3 per vehicle parking fee is a fair exchange for supporting the park's upkeep and development.