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Aug 31, 2014 - South Harper Creek & Thorps Creek Waterfalls

It started raining quite heavily around 2 Sunday morning - heavy enough to wake me up from a dead sleep. By the time we got up in the morning, however, the rain had tapered off. We had breakfast and then headed into the main Wilson Creek area for more hiking and waterfalls. Driving north on NC-181, we made a quick stop at Brown Mountain Overlook. The skies had cleared after the overnight rain, but there were still fog and clouds lingering in the valleys and around mountain peaks. Looking west to the eastern rim of Linville Gorge, Table Rock...

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May 26, 2012 - Harper Creek Loop

In the morning, we got ready and got back on the Harper Creek/MST. We passed Harper Creek Falls as we would hit that up after our hike. Shortly, we hit the first stream crossing, then another, and another... I lost count, but I think there were nine before reaching South Harper Creek Falls. Although the cold water felt good on my feet and legs, the constant changing between water shoes and hiking boots was a little annoying. Finally, we reached South Harper Creek Falls, with a treacherous descent down the cliff face to the base of the...

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May 25, 2012 - To Wilson Creek

This weekend, we went backpacking in Wilson Creek. Friday, I left early from work and headed up. Casey and a few others came up on Thursday to secure a campsite and we met them at the parking lot for Harper Creek Falls a mile past the Wilson Creek Visitor Center at about 7. We hiked the Harper Creek Trail (260) up from the parking lot, the steepest section of the trail. After a quarter mile or so, it leveled off for a mile or so, before meeting up with the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (440). Shortly after joining up with the MST and just before...

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