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Jun 25, 2016 - Linville Gorge Waterfalls

This past weekend, Sandy and I headed to the mountains for some waterfalls. I had recently gotten the new edition of NC Waterfalls by Kevin Adams and we wanted to get some new ones from the new book. We originally planned to head to Brevard, “Land of Waterfalls”, but all the campsites and hotels were booked solid, so we stayed in Marion and went to Linville Gorge instead. Saturday morning, we had breakfast at the hotel and then headed north on US-221 towards the Blue Ridge Parkway to get English Falls. We pulled off along the side of the...

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Oct 27, 2013 - Linville Gorge - Chimneys & NC Wall

In the morning, we packed up camp and headed back to Linville Gorge via the entrance for Table Rock. It’s a long gravel road up the mountain and very dusty in the dry conditions. The cars were covered in dust by the time we reached the parking area. Rather than hike to Table Rock, which was very crowded on a nice fall weekend, we hiked in the opposite direction towards the Chimneys and the NC Wall. We hiked on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail south from the parking lot towards the Chimneys. This is one of the most scenic hikes in Linville Gorge....

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Oct 26, 2013 - Linville Falls & Gorge

We had another weekend of Fall Foliage in the North Carolina Mountains, this time at Linville Gorge. I headed out Friday night after work with Larredo and Grace and we met up with everyone else at a roadside camping area in Pisgah National Forest, near Upper Creek off FS-982. It was extremely cold Friday night, with lows getting down to about 24°F, but a big campfire and lots of layers kept us warm through the night. It was still cold in the morning, but warmed up a little bit as the sun came out. After breakfast, we headed north on NC-181...

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Aug 20, 2012 - Babel Tower to Hawksbill Mountain

In the morning, we had breakfast and started out on an ambitious hike. We followed the Linville Gorge Trail (231) down to the river until Devil's Hole. The Forest Service map shows the Devil's Hole Trail crossing the Linville River at this point, but an obvious crossing spot was not clear. This was going to be tricky! After scouting a bit, we identified a series of shallow spots and rocks along the river bed where we could make our crossing, zig-zagging around to find the best spots. Soon, we made it across and gathered water at a small...

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Aug 19, 2012 - Backpacking Linville Gorge

Sunday, Casey and I headed to Linville Gorge Wilderness for backpacking adventure! We parked along Kistler Memorial Highway at the trailhead for Babel Tower (240) and hiked down. Although the trail is mostly downhill, at about 800 feet in 1.3 miles, its pretty steep, especially carrying a backpack. And I knew the trip back up to the car would be even tougher! But once we arrived at Babel Tower, it was so worth it. The views from the tower of the gorge, river, and surrounding mountains were absolutely beautiful. And being a Sunday night in a...

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Aug 14, 2012 - Trip to Linville Falls, New River, & A Winery

On Tuesday, August 14, we left Pittsboro and drove to the Linville Falls Campground on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We spent the night there, enjoying the much cooler temperatures than we had experienced in Pittsboro. We enjoyed pizza at a local Italian restaurant. Wednesday morning we hiked the trails to see the Linville Falls. It was only .7 mile to the end of the trail, but I think it was uphill both ways! It took about 1.5 hrs. for this hike, as much of the trail was difficult. We visited some friends in Linville Ridge and had lunch with...

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Blessed To Travel

Apr 27, 2012 - Linville Falls Campground

We arrived at Linville Falls on Friday and stayed through the weekend. The slow pace of the Parkway is refreshing and we're not making a lot of progress toward our summer destination of Newfoundland. But what's the hurry? There is certainly a lot to enjoy along the journey. As you can tell from some of our photos, we are chasing springtime. As we move up in elevation, some trees have not leafed out yet, while at the lower spots, flowers are starting to become abundant. On Saturday, we hiked about a mile up to the viewpoint for Linville...

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Dream On

Oct 22, 2011 - Twilight at Linville Falls

We quickly set up camp at Price Park then headed to Linville Falls for a short hike before dark. We took the difficult trail to Linville Gorge. At the bottom, we had to climb over rocks to get up close to the falls and took a few pictures, before heading back before dark. We had been here previously, but had taken the upper, less difficult trails for a view of the falls. This trail was more difficult, but provided a great up-close view of the powerful waterfalls. Then back to the campsite for a campfire to stay warm. The overnight low was...

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May 30, 2011 - Linville Falls, North Carolina

Day 3, Monday, May 31, 2011 Memorial Day Today we traveled the Blue Ridge Parkway from milepost 382 just east of Asheville to Linville Falls, milepost 317. Of course, travel on the Parkway is always very slow, averaging about 30 miles/hour. It is very beautiful but difficult to drive because of the curving roads and terrain so it is sort of a difficult drive. We found a little campground, just south of the parkway that is just beautiful. We got the prettiest campsite we have ever had. It is a double decker with a flat upper area for the...

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Apr 28, 2010 - Linville Falls, North Carolina (Blue Ridge Pwky)

We took a hike about 1 1/2 miles to the "Linville Falls" which is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Trails lead to views of both the upper and lower falls. Forests offer virgin hemlock mixed with other familiar trees such as white pine, oaks, hickory, and birch. A colorful and varied display of wildflowers decorates the trails in the spring. Red and golden leaves in fall beautifully contrast with the soothing green of hemlocks.

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Jun 1, 2009 - of Minerals and Militias

The Museum of North Carolina Minerals at Gillespie Pass - Monday, June 1 We got a late start today, spending two hours in the morning to take a three mile hike in the woods. We followed a creek that got bigger and stronger as other creeks flowed into it. In the distance we could hear the sound of Crabtree Falls, but the stairway down to it was so steep and precipitous we decided to skip it. We still had a mile and a half of uphill hike to get back to our campsite, and this would have added another hundred feet or more of elevation....

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2009 Spring 2 Fall



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