Courtyard by Marriott Boone
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... s a shame as this is a really nice campground and a beautiful area. We parked outside the gate near the closed visitor center and had to hike in to the trailhead. The extra quarter-mile walk to the trailhead was worth it, though, as we walked through a beautiful wildflower meadow just past the amphitheater heading to the campground. At the campground, we got on ...
... we continued to the split and went straight to get on Raider Camp Trail (#277). Almost immediately, there was a stream crossing over Harper Creek. Before crossing, however, we scrambled upstream a short ways to see a nice cascade on Harper Creek. In higher water levels, this might be considered a waterfall, but the flow was light today. After a few pictures, we headed back to the creek crossing. I was sure we would have to get wet, but ...
... here used the rope swing to dive into the pool at the base of a cascade. We were hot and sweaty, but the water looked a little shallow for diving. We crossed the creek and turned right on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail where the two trails join together. The trail dips down to creek level, where we stopped to see some pretty cardinal flowers blooming on the water's edge, then climbs up to a ridge through dense stinging nettle. We hiked ...
Our summer adventure is coming to an end. Its been busy here on the east coast and we have loved seeing so many of our friends (we've missed you all so much)! We had dinner with Brittany and Honore and their sweet little boy in New York, dinner at The Lobster Shack in Maine with Lindsay, pool time with Jennie, grilling around a campfire with Mitch and Emily and Jennie in Charlottesville VA, and now ...
... around, do it again, and again! All on a two lane twisty road in the mountains!!! UGH! Thankfully we found a young lady at a gas station market that gave us exact directions. We were only a few minutes away the whole time!!
It turns out that GPS doesn't work in these hills! Thanks for the warning!