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Geologist a 'natural teacher' about nature
Dr. Bill Witherspoon unearths creation of Amicalola Falls
Jarred DeVito, left, John Johnson, center, and Tina Simons climb the stairs Saturday to see the top of the Amicalola Falls in Dawsonville. The trio hiked along the Upper Falls Trail with geologist, Dr. Bill Witherspoon, who detailed the formation of the cascading waterfall. - photo by J.K. Devine
Twelve-year-old Jarred DeVito had two choices Saturday: Attend his sister’s friend’s birthday party or hike Amicalola Falls with his grandmother in Dawson County. Jarred chose to go on the hike and was glad he did. “It was very fun,” the North Hall Middle School student said, pointing out he learned about the snakes, rocks and minerals during the hike down the easy Upper Falls Trail to Amicalola Falls, one of the highest waterfalls in the East.