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Jun 26, 2016 - Steeles Creek Waterfalls

Sunday morning, we checked out of the hotel and headed towards Jonas Ridge on NC-181. Turning on FSR-228, we drove down the gravel forest road to the trailhead for Steels Creek. After getting our stuff together, we set off on Steels Creek Trail (#237). Since we were planning on doing some creek walking, we hiked in water shoes today. In about a half-mile, we came to the first crossing. Although the water level was a little low, it was just easier to wade than try to find a spot to rock hop. Across the creek, we picked up the...

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Aug 30, 2014 - Burnthouse Branch & Steels Creek Waterfalls

For the Labor Day weekend, Sandy and I headed out to the Wilson Creek area to get some more waterfalls, mostly ones that I already had, but she did not. We left early Saturday morning and started heading west on I-40. We got off the interstate in Morganton and stopped at Subway to pick up a couple footlong subs - our lunch and dinner for the day. Then we continued on NC-181 into the mountains, turning right on Forest Road 982. After about a mile, we crossed Upper Creek and turned left on Forest Road 197. About half-way down this road, we...

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Jul 12, 2014 - Steels Creek & Burnthouse Branch Waterfalls

Saturday, I headed back to the Wilson Creek area of Pisgah National Forest to find a couple of the more remote waterfalls in the area. I had attempted to find Waterfall on Burnthouse Branch on Memorial Day, but was unsuccessful. This time, I was heading back with Chris, who had already been, so was hoping for a more successful trip. We left the Chapel Hill area around 730 and headed west on I-40. We got off the interstate in Morganton and headed north on NC-181. In about 17 miles, we turned left on Forest Road 228 and proceeded to the end....

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May 26, 2014 - Burnthouse Branch Waterfall Attempt

Monday morning, we woke up and broke camp. When we had everything packed up, we got on NC-181 and started heading south about 12 miles past the Blue Ridge Parkway. Here, we turned left onto FR 982 and went about a mile and a half, turning left on another forest road (not sure the number of this one) and went about 2 miles upstream alongside Upper Creek. There are several great primitive campsites along this road and not surprisingly, all were occupied on this holiday weekend. We stopped at the end of the road before a big jeep mound and...

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