The Linville Rages!!

I was here only 3 days ago. I normally do not go to the same place back to back. As it happens, I found myself driving through the Linville Falls on the Parkway on my way to another destination. I got a quick glance of the Linville River, and noticed it was quite high. I... Continue Reading →

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Linville Falls – Plunge Basin View and Linville Gorge View

Linville Falls and Gorge is one of the Blue Ridge Parkway's top attractions.   Linville Falls has the distinction of having the highest volume water flow of any NC waterfall, although it is certainly not the biggest or highest.  With a nice gift center, restrooms, large parking lot, and numerous trails on both sides of... Continue Reading →

Blue Ridge Parkway Rattlesnake

Blue Ridge Parkway Rattlesnake, a photo by waterfallshiker on Flickr. This is not what I was expecting to see as I made the curve into the Crabtree Falls area near milepost 339 of the BRP. In all of my 42 years in NC and the last 5 years hiking, never have I stumbled on something... Continue Reading →

Brevard – BRP Loop 7/10/12

Beautiful Side View of French Broad Falls and Shoal Creek Falls coming together It is Tuesday 7/10, a rare week day off for me and I am itching badly to get out and hike to some waterfalls.  It is the first day in nearly 2 weeks that the temperatures are not forecast to be near... Continue Reading →

Cascade Falls

After visiting Laurel Ridge this morning, I decided to spend the afternoon exploring the northern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. My main goal was to see Cascade Falls, but I knew that would only take a short while. I went as far north as the Cumberland Knob, which is just south... Continue Reading →

BRP-339.5 Crabtree Falls Loop

Have you had the chance to see Crabtree Falls yet? If not, you should certainly plan a trip sometime to see this beauty in person. It is a 70 foot nearly vertical cascade on Crabtree Creek. No waterfall in NC does more with less water as the creek this is on is fairly small. This... Continue Reading →

BRP-316.4 – Linville Falls

"Plunge Basin View" of Linville Falls Blue Ridge Parkway, Mile Post 316.4, is the turn in to the famous Linville Falls. Linville Falls may not be the single most spectacular waterfall in North Carolina, but it is definitely one of the most popular. This is one of the BRP's top attractions. It was one of... Continue Reading →

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