Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP)

Upper Creek Falls – 2016’s Best Autumn Waterfall

  My best fall outing in 2016 came on October 20.  The season had been a let down for the most part due to the extremely warm and dry conditions most of the summer and fall.  I had an aggressive plan this year primarily based on the dates of some of my favorite photos from …

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Setrock Creek Falls – June Quick Hike

For prints, please click here: Setrock Creek Falls – Fine Art America .    I visited Setrock Creek Falls recently, on the same deary day that I visited Roaring Fork Falls. These 2 waterfalls are usually always visited together as they are both off the same turnoff from NC Hwy 80. While Setrock Creek Falls is considerably …

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The Waterfalls of Gragg Prong

I have wanted to visit the waterfalls of Gragg Prong for awhile now. ┬áThis hike has been a long time coming! This is my 3rd attempt to drive up to the Wilson Creek Wilderness to hike the waterfalls of Gragg Prong this summer. My first 2 resulted in rain and thunderstorms that were heavy enough …

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Graveyard Fields – Reopened and Improved!

Graveyard Fields has now been reopened after being closed for several months for some much needed “upgrades”. This is an extremely popular Blue Ridge Parkway destination, and just wasn’t designed for the amount of traffic it has become accustomed to in recent years. While I was in the area in mid July, I stopped by …

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Roaring Fork Falls and the Return of the 2014 Polar Vortex w/video

Here we go again…another shot of polar, arctic air sending temps into the single digits below 0 and wind chills in the -20’s. This pattern seems a little drawn out this January. However, if you pay attention to the weather, there are these short warm ups in between arctic shots. If timed out just right, …

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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 …

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Profile Trail to Calloway Peak – A Beautiful Early Spring Hike on Grandfather Mountain!

I ran into an old friend the other day whom I had not seen in years. One of the things mentioned was that her and her family loved seeing my posts and pictures online. The simple things in life like this makes doing my hobby so much more rewarding. After a few minutes of talking, …

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