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Apr 26, 2015 - Big Creek Wildflowers

Although we had not gotten rained on at all on Saturday, there was a wicked storm overnight. I woke up at some point in the middle of the night to ground-shaking thunder, bright flashes of lightning and torrential rain. It sounded like a warzone outside, but I was able to fall back asleep quickly. By morning, the storms had passed and it was dry again. However, the heavy rain overnight had increased water levels and Big Creek was flowing pretty hard. We had a light breakfast and then broke camp and made the short drive to the Big Creek...

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Apr 25, 2015 - Wildflowers in Harmon Den

This past weekend, Sandy and I headed to the mountains for some waterfalls and wildflowers. The forecast was looking to be rainy, but it turned out to be much nicer in the mountains than back in Raleigh. We left home around 630 and started driving west on I-40. It rained much of the way out, but started to dry out as we passed Asheville. We stopped at a Subway to pick up lunch and then took exit 7 for Harmon Den and headed into Pisgah National Forest. Following Cold Springs Creek Road (FSR 148) into the forest, we made a quick stop along...

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