Travel Blogs from Boone
We spent the day touring the beautiful, scenic and eventually tediously boring Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a National Park 450 mile scenic road with no real purpose other than leisure. Endless low hills covered with deciduous trees of every shade of green. It will look amazing once the fall starts. We drove up to Mt Mitchell which is the highest peak …
... followed the marking tape, had gone about the right distance,
and had to rock-hop upstream a bit to see a not-so-impressive waterfall.
Kevin Adams had rated it a 2, so I wasn’t really expecting much. We
relaxed a bit down here, got some photos, and saw some cute lizards
sunning themselves on the rocks. When we were ready, we had to make the
tremendously difficult bushwhack back ...
... waterfall for the day. It started raining, heavily for a minute or
two, as we were driving here, but by the time we parked, the rain had
stopped. We donned our rain jackets just to be safe and then started
hiking down the Upper Creek Falls Trail (268B). The trail is moderately
steep as it descends down via switchbacks to the top of Upper Creek
Falls, where we could look and see over the waterfall and looking
... of the Upper Waterfall on Little Lost Cove Creek.
From here, we headed up a bit and then followed a very faint trail
downstream. Almost immediately we could see the top of the Lower Falls,
but we continued following the trail towards the base. The Lower
Waterfall on Little Lost Cove Creek was quite impressive, but the late
morning sun was shining right on it, making photography difficult. I
tried to get out ...
... 2000 feet in elevation below the overlook and it was interesting to see where we would be spending much of the weekend from this lofty perspective. Then we stopped at the Stack Rock Parking Area. No real views from the parking lot, but walking up the parkway just a bit, there was a nice view of the valley below and I saw some wildflowers just on the other side of the guard rail. The parking area ...
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