Travel Blogs from Boone
5th November 2013
Start: Motel 6, 870 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, Virginia
Finish: Greene's Motel, 1377 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, North Carolina
Well, 5 days in and I for one did not think I would have continued this blog. This morning we did not get off to the best of starts. Last night we decided, as its …
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 ...
... a few cars here as
this is another very popular area with many primitive camping spots. We
hiked along Lost Cove Trail heading downstream along Gragg Prong. In
about a half-mile, there was an easy creek crossing and in about a mile,
there was a more difficult one that we had to wade. Fortunately, there
were big rocks on the other side to sit down and dry off our feet.
There was another easy creek crossing just past this ...
... 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 and backtracked to the car and made the short drive further up FR
464 to the trailhead for Hunt Fish Falls. There were a lot of cars
here as this is one of the most popular hiking, camping, and swimming
areas. We ...
... 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. ...