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Travel Blogs from Banner Elk
... headed to our next destination. We followed the forest road back to NC-181, turning left and then an immediate right onto Forest Road 982. After the road crosses Upper Creek on a one-lane bridge, we turned left on Forest Road 197, following the road as it parallels Upper Creek for about a mile and a half to the end and parking at the huge jeep mound. We got our stuff together and started hiking along the ...
... We relaxed at the campsite for a little bit, then headed into Boone and had dinner at Coyote Kitchen. Josh had gone to school at Appalachian State and was very familiar with the Boone area, so he suggested this restaurant. The food was very good and they had a nice outdoor seating area, so the dogs could join us. After dinner, we headed back to camp and managed to find quite a bit of firewood and built a nice fire when the sun ...
... road for a little bit over a half-mile. Then it became more of a hiking trail, somewhat overgrown, but easy to follow. After a mile or so, the trail become more narrow and steep as it hugged the ridgeline above Upper Creek. It was still pretty easy to follow though and there was some marking tape along the way. When we had gone about 2 miles, the trail mostly ended and the flagging tape indicated that we needed to go down. This bushwhack ...
... was extremely cold and although the water looked inviting, I didn’t have a swimsuit or a towel, and the water was too cold for me anyways. After that, we climbed back up to the trail and went towards the top. A thick rope allows visitors to rappel down to the middle of the waterfall. As we were getting ready to go down, another couple with a boxer were also getting ready to go down. The woman went down first and the dog ...
... west for about another mile to a creek crossing. Our plan was to continue on this trail to the waterfalls on Gragg Prong, but it was not meant to be. First, we inadvertently got on Timber Ridge Trail after the creek crossing and hiked a bit before we realized we had gotten on the wrong trail. Then we got back on Lost Cove Trail to where it met up with Gragg Prong and started heading upstream, eventually reaching a ...
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