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Jun 30, 2018 - Day 32 - Old Fort. NC

For the second day in a row, it looks like we will exceed my expectations for departure. I was hoping to be on the road by 0830, but amazingly we are just about ready to roll by 0745. That's when fate and circumstances intervene. As I rotate the driver's seat back to its regular position, I feel a slight tug. When I try to use the controls to put the seat in the right position, nothing happens. I check underneath the seat and sure enough, I've ripped the electrical connections that power the seat. The RV is not drivable with the seat...

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Trip Journal

Summer 2018 Big Trip

Oct 21, 2016 - Curtis Creek Hikes

This past weekend, we headed out to the Smokies for our annual Fall Foliage trip. We left early Friday morning and headed west. Originally, we were planning to head towards Max Patch for a hike, but the weather forecast was for rain and cloudy conditions. Considering we wouldn’t see much fall color, we moved this hike to Sunday and headed to the Curtis Creek area of Pisgah National Forest near Old Fort. Driving in on Curtis Creek Road, which becomes Forest Service Road 482, we parked at the Curtis Creek Campground. After getting our stuff...

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Jul 3, 2016 - Old Fort Waterfalls

South Carolina for the holiday, but wasn’t feeling well, so decided to just go home. Then Sandy and I could spend Independence Day together. Past Asheville, I decided to stop at Catawba Falls on the way home. I hadn’t been here in a couple years and they finally finished the bridge to the parking lot. I could park in the lot instead of on the side of the road. Catawba Falls is very popular so glad I got there early; there were only a few cars in the parking lot when I arrived. From the parking lot, I set off on the Catawba Falls Trail,...

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Oct 26, 2014 - Soco & Catawba Falls

Sunday was our last day of adventure. We woke up early and broke camp for the last time and left Smokemont. We were heading east, but to avoid traffic in Cherokee, we got on the Blue Ridge Parkway to bypass tourist traffic. The early morning views along the parkway were very pretty. We got off the parkway at US-19 near Soco Gap and backtracked about a mile and a half to the pulloff for Soco Falls. Sandy and I had visited this waterfall several years ago in the snow and it was quite pretty, but we weren’t able to get down to the base, so...

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May 27, 2013 - Catawba Falls

Monday morning, we packed up camp and started making our way back to the Triangle area. On the way out of Nantahala National Forest, we stopped briefly at Patton's Run Overlook, where Shung had lost a bag a few weeks ago. No luck finding it. But I did take the opportunity to see the rapid from dry land. The ride home is a pretty long drive, so we broke up the trip by making a stop at Catawba Falls along the way. Catawba Falls is located near the town of Old Fort at exit 73 on I-40, right after coming down the Blue Ridge Escarpment along the...

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