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Aug 7, 2016 - Bernies Falls

Sunday morning, we broke camp and headed out for one more waterfall before heading home. We took US-64 west to NC-281 north and drove just past Dismal Falls to a pull-off at gated FSR-5077. Hiking down this forest road, we passed a split for FSR-5077B in about a mile and FSR-5077A in about 1.5 miles. Just after this, we turned left to stay on FSR-5077 and headed down to an open area. There was a split and we stayed straight to continue through the open field, roughly following Miser Creek downstream. We had to cross the creek at one point...

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Mar 27, 2016 - Nellie's Falls

Sunday morning, it was lightly raining when we woke up. Sandy and I quickly packed up all our gear and ate breakfast in the car to stay dry. The others from our group were going into Brevard for breakfast, but we had already eaten, so we decided to go get one more waterfall before leaving the area - Nellie's Falls, also called Hidden Falls, a relatively unknown waterfall on Flat Creek upstream from where we had camped. We waded across Flat Creek and turned left almost immediately on an old logging road that headed gradually up. This turn...

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Mar 26, 2016 - Crash & Burn

This past weekend, we headed out to the mountains of Nantahala National Forest for a weekend of waterfalls. Sandy and I left after work on Friday, making it to Brevard around sunset. We continued west on US-64 to Lake Toxaway and then took NC-281 north to Rock Bridge Road. It was interesting driving on this gravel road in the dark, but fortunately there was no other traffic. In about 2 miles, we went right on FSR 4662 and followed to the end. A few from our group were already here at the nice campsites along Flat Creek. We set up our tent...

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Oct 21, 2014 - Little Canada Waterfalls

Tuesday morning, we woke up early, had breakfast at the hotel, and headed out. We were headed to the Little Canada area north of Lake Toxaway along NC-281. This remote area has some of the most beautiful, but difficult to reach waterfalls in the area. We went north on NC-281 for about six miles and turned onto Winding Gap Road and parked outside the Trails Carolina camp. Initially, we headed through a power line clearing, but this wasn’t the way, so we headed back. A lady who worked at the camp directed us to the trail that leads to...

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Jul 27, 2013 - Flat Creek Falls & Panthertown Valley

In the morning, the rain had finally stopped, but the campground was thoroughly soaked. Luckily, our tent had remained dry through the night though. We had breakfast and arranged the day's adventures - a trip to see Flat Creek Falls and then Panthertown Valley. From the campsite, we took US-64 west to NC-281 north and drove for about five miles or so to Rock Bridge Road in the Little Canada area of Jackson County. It's about four miles to the end of Rock Bridge Road, but this is a narrow windy gravel road that turns into a forest road some...

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Mar 17, 2013 - Sols Creek/Flat Creek Waterfalls

Sunday morning, we packed up camp and stopped at Catheys Creek Falls again, this time at the actual trail, so LeAnna could go down and see the falls. Then we headed to past Lake Toxaway on NC-281 to the "Little Canada" area. From NC-281, we turned on Charley's Creek Road and drove a short ways to a pulloff on the side of the road. Although Casey indicated that there had been some type of "trail" here, we couldn't see anything that even resembled a trail and so started bushwacking down. When we had almost reached the bottom, we could see...

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Oct 12, 2008 - On Our Way to Lake Toxaway

We awoke early this morning to make an early start for Lake Toxaway NC and, specifically, the Blue Ridge Mountains RV Resort. You know from our prior blog that we stayed there for 11 nights last August. Tox, as we refer to it, is one of our favorite places. On the morning we left Willow Tree, the sun was finally shining (wouldn't you know it)! We took a goodbye photo of the motorhome in front of the reception/office building as we hooked up the tow. (The building is so pretty it looks like a home.) Then we were off on SC Highway 905 south...

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Aug 4, 2008 - The Cooler Side of the Smokies

We're on our way to the eastern (NC) side of the Smoky Mountains. Last year, we visited the Blue Ridge Mountains Outdoor Resorts Motorcoach Resort in Lake Toxaway NC (we call it "Tox" for short) in late July, and had to bundle up with temps in the low 50's in the morning, topping out in the afternoon at not more than 75 degrees on partly cloudy days. Although our site at Twin Creek was pretty shaded by mid-afternoon, the days were still quite toasty, and we are ready for a cool change. We arrived to temps just a few degrees cooler, both...

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