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Travel Blogs from Boone
morning, we woke up and broke camp. When we had everything packed up,
we got on NC-181 and started heading south about 12 miles past the Blue
Ridge Parkway. Here, we turned left onto FR 982 and went about a mile
and a half, turning right on another forest road (not sure the number of
this one) and went about 2 miles upstream alongside Upper Creek. There
are several ...
... we came
out at the top of Upper Waterfall on Gragg Prong. A large area of
exposed bedrock provided a path to walk out next to the waterfall.
Although not a large waterfall, the exposed bedrock provided great
photo opportunities. There were a lot of people here, including some
camping next to the large pool at the base and quite a few swimming.
The waterfall had a few pools in between cascading areas and a big one
... that the trail down is very steep.
In about a half-mile from the forest road, we saw the pile of rocks and
arrow and started making our way down towards the waterfalls. He
wasn’t kidding that this trail was steep. We slowly made our way down,
holding on to the many rhododendron along this “trail” to help us get
down. Eventually, we made it to the bottom and climbed out on the rocks
to get ...
... were (surprisingly), no other people here, so we got to have the waterfall to ourselves. Sandy is not so keen on getting her feet wet, but I took off my boots and waded around a bit at the base of the beautiful waterfall. Another smaller, though quite high waterfall was visible just to the right of the falls. After spending some time taking pictures and enjoying the falls, we hiked back up to the ...
... meadow where flowers were blooming and numerous butterflies fluttered about. After this open area, the trail follows Boone Fork downstream, reaching the falls is about another mile. Approaching the falls, there were several nice cascades on the creek. A short spur trail leads from the trail to the rock colony. The recent rain had made some of the rocks slick, but we slowly made our way our ...