An Early Taste of Fall in Far Western NC


It’s early fall in western NC again!! While we wait here in the piedmont for the leaves to change, the beautiful color transformation is already well underway in the mountains of NC, especially above 5000 ft. As I write this, color is moving down the mountains a little each day. This report is about a day trip taken 10/12/13. Continue reading “An Early Taste of Fall in Far Western NC”


Backbone Rock & Falls – A Fantastic Fall Discovery!!


Sometimes it seems, the places we discover that we will treasure most, are the the ones we had no intentions of seeing in the first place. On a cloudy, cool, clammy day in mid to late October, my fiancĂ© and I were simply heading to Abingdon, Va for the day. The GPS chose a route from NC, that took us through Boone, then into Tennessee to Mountain City, then to Into Virginia through a small but very cool town named Damascus. Continue reading “Backbone Rock & Falls – A Fantastic Fall Discovery!!”