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Oct 8, 2016 - Sidepocket & Paw Paw Falls

Last weekend, Sandy and I headed to the mountains for some waterfalls. It was a good weekend to get away as Hurricane Matthew was making a lot of rain around Raleigh. Out in the mountains, though, the weather was pretty nice – mostly blue skies with some wind gusts. We left early and headed out to Gorges State Park, arriving around 10. We parked at the Grassy Ridge Trailhead and hiked down Rainbow Falls and Raymond Fisher Trails. In a quarter-mile, we turned left and continued on the blue-blazed Raymond Fisher Trail to Chestnut Mountain...

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Jun 28, 2015 - Turtleback Falls

Sunday morning, we woke up and broke camp. After saying good-bye to all our friends, Sandy and I headed to Gorges State Park. At the visitor center, we turned left and drove to the Bearwallow Falls parking area. After getting ready, we hiked the short Bearwallow Falls Trail to the overlook for the waterfall. Unfortunately, with all the foliage, the view of the waterfall isn’t that great. We saw a faint path heading down past the wooden overlook, so we followed it to try to find a better view. It was quite steep and we had to hold on to...

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Oct 19, 2014 - Thompson River Waterfalls

Sunday morning, we woke up cold and quickly broke camp to get off the mountain. The wind had died down a bit overnight, but it was cold and very cloudy. As we got back on the parkway, the visibility was poor but the clouds began to break as we headed south and there were clear blue skies by the time we reached US-276. We went south on the highway and then west once we hit Brevard on US-64. We continued to Sapphire and then took NC-281 south past Gorges State Park and parked along the side of Brewer Road. The unofficial Thompson River Trail...

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Mar 16, 2013 - Hidden Waterfalls in Gorges

Last weekend, we headed back to the Brevard area for another weekend of waterfall hunting. I met up with Casey and LeAnna right after work and we drove out to Brevard, arriving just after sunset. We set up camp at another roadside camping area in Pisgah National Forest, this time along Catheys Creek (KC3), just past the road to Kuykendall group campground. Saturday morning, we woke up and headed out towards Gorges State Park, stopping along the way at Catheys Creek Falls. This one is right along the side of the road (FR 471) not far from...

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Mar 9, 2013 - Waterfalls near Gorges

Next, we headed to Gorges State Park to see some of the waterfalls along the Horsepasture River. From the Grassy Ridge Access area, we hiked down the Rainbow Falls Trail heading out of the park and into Pisgah National Forest. Our first stop was at Rainbow Falls, perhaps one of the most beautiful waterfalls in North Carolina. Casey and I had been here several times before, but Sandy and the others had not. It's always fun to see the look on people's faces when they see the waterfall for the first time. The water level was much higher than...

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