Throwback Thursday – Remembering The Beautiful, Brutal Harper Creek – Raider Camp Trails Loop

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Today is Throwback Thursday.  I am reminiscing a trip I did just over 3 years ago,  on July 30, 2011.  I was a much less experienced hiker.  I really hadn’t got too much into photography just yet, just my cell phone at the time, and a cheap point and shoot camera.  Speaking of cell phones, I used the state of the art Apple Iphone 4 at the time.  I was using an app called Everytrail to map my route, record my mileage, and record photos.  It also had a place for a story on the trip.  It was here that I began blogging, which led me later to WordPress.

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The Waterfalls of Gragg Prong

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I have wanted to visit the waterfalls of Gragg Prong for awhile now.  This 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 to send me off to another location.

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The Harpers!! North Harper Creek Falls & Harper Creek Falls

Today, I took the opportunity to visit two of my favorite waterfalls in the Wilson Creek Wilderness: North Harper Creek Falls, and Harper Creek Falls. Similar names, but different waterfalls on different creeks. The weather for this spring day hike was fantastic, deep blue sky and temps about 60. It was a perfect day to hike. My decision for hiking to The Harpers was made due to a very special young lady named Harper Grace turning 1 today. I could not make it to Atlanta for her party, but I can hike to 2 waterfalls that could be…..named after her. (Lol) Happy Birthday Harper!!!

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