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Throwback Thursday – Camping In North Carolina 2008

Thursday , 30, April 2015 Comments Off on Throwback Thursday – Camping In North Carolina 2008

Today’s Throwback Thursday takes us back to the spring of 2008 when Cindy and I went camping in North Carolina. We were tent-camping at a wonderful campground called Moonshine Creek in Balsam, NC, not far from Maggie Valley and Sheepback Mountain where we had just purchased some property to build a cabin on. We were […]

Hickory Nut Falls

Tuesday , 9, December 2014 Comments Off on Hickory Nut Falls

I’m finally catching up on photos I took when Amber and Abby visited us in June of this year. After we finished hiking to the top of Chimney Rock and I finished climbing even higher  to Devil’s Head and Exclamation Point, we took the elevator down to the bottom of Chimney Rock and then hiked […]

Hiking To Devil’s Head And Exclamation Point

Monday , 21, July 2014 Comments Off on Hiking To Devil’s Head And Exclamation Point

Hiking up to Chimney Rock was fun and we had some great views, but there was still more to do at Chimney Rock State Park and new heights to climb that were even higher than Chimney Rock. After we came back down from Chimney Rock, Amber suddenly realized she had dropped her glasses and went […]

Elk In The Cataloochee Valley

Wednesday , 9, July 2014 Comments Off on Elk In The Cataloochee Valley

After unexpectedly seeing a huge bull elk in Maggie Valley earlier in the day on Wednesday, June 25th and enjoying a pleasant walk around Lake Junaluska, we drove to the Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at dusk to see the nightly arrival of the elk coming out of the woods into […]

After going to Bridal Veil Falls – The Drive-Thru Waterfall, we drove to Dry Falls and enjoyed a picnic lunch before walking down the steps to view the waterfall. Although Cindy had previously read about this waterfall we had both forgotten one of the more exciting points about it; you can walk behind this massive […]

On Tuesday we drove down to the Highlands area so Amber and Abby could see some more North Carolina waterfalls and do some swimming. First up was Bridal Veil Falls, an unusual waterfall in that you can drive through it. We did just that, to Abby’s delight, and then parked the car and walked behind […]

Driving back from Cashiers to Highlands this afternoon, I stopped to take this panorama shot of the Rhodes Big View, about halfway between the two towns. It really is much more spectacular in person.

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls – Glen Falls and Silver Run Falls

Saturday , 14, June 2014 Comments Off on Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls – Glen Falls and Silver Run Falls

Cindy had a show today (and tomorrow) in Highlands, NC, which is about 90 minutes south of Wolf’s Haven. Amber and Abby are coming up next Tuesday for 10 days and one of the things that Abby wants to see is waterfalls. So, my job today was to scope out some of the multitude of waterfalls […]

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