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Travel Blogs from Blowing Rock
For the Independence Day Weekend, we headed out to the Wilson Creek area again for
some more waterfall fun. Friday, we spent the day in Raleigh and went to Sandy’s parents for a cookout. Then very early Saturday morning, we headed out to Wilson Creek, arriving at the Lost Cove Trailhead on FR-981 right at 9 o’clock. We were meeting Josh and Marissa and the dogs, who had camped ...
... 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 ...
... while some guys were fishing in the river. After lunch, I climbed out onto the rocks at the base of the falls for some pictures. There’s an interesting “pothole” in the rock next to the waterfall. When we finished lunch, we headed back up to the trail, stopping to see some nice cascades along the creek, and then backtracked to the car and made the short drive further up FR 464 to the trailhead for ...
... rhododendron were blooming and butterflies danced about on the blooms. We crossed the creek at the top of the falls and followed the switchbacks down to the base, where a beautiful backpacking campsite is located. Although there is a middle section of this waterfall, we didn't head over there on this trip. The lower section is about a 40-foot near-vertical slide and makes for a beautiful waterfall. ...
... boulder field just below the main drop. Hebron Colony Falls is an interesting waterfall - there’s no huge drop, but rather a countless number of small cascades over, under, and around massive boulders in the creek. The opportunities for rock scrambling and photography are endless. We climbed out onto some big boulders at the base of the main drop and had lunch and then spent some ...
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