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... Continue Reading →

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Mabry Mill On A Summer Day

It was a family Sunday in early July.  One of Kristin's favorite areas in the Blue Ridge Mountains is in southern Virginia.  Following the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Fancy Gap area to some attractions near Meadows of Dan, Va always makes a nice half day trip.  It's a short drive for us, and a... Continue Reading →

October Hike To Crabtree Falls

Well, it's now October in the NC high country. Leaves are beginning to change, and a chill is slowly pushing the heat away, as temps now struggle to reach 70. These are some of the best hiking conditions Mother Nature will have to offer. On this day, the 3rd of the four waterfalls I visited... Continue Reading →

Skinny Dip Falls

Finally! Finally! I have passed this location numerous times, seeing tons of cars parking at a prime Blue Ridge Parkway Overlook location, only to see them walking the "other" direction. Several times I have wanted to park here only to find no space available, still with no one looking at the overlook. The location I... 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 →

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