Travel Blogs from Highlands
... Quickly, we realized we had
gone the wrong way and turned around to take the right fork to a wooden platform
overlooking The Narrows. Eastatoe Creek
drops 600 feet through the preserve, culminating at The Narrows, where it flows
through narrow channels. Heading back
up, we stopped to put some marking tape on a tree indicating that the falls are
to the right, and then made the hike back up.
... to Burrells Ford Road (FS708) and proceeded down to the parking area for King Creek Falls. From the parking area, we hiked down the forest road past the campsites and up the King Creek/Foothills Trail upstream on King Creek. After crossing a bridge, the trail continued up King Creek for half a mile or so of a scenic stretch of the creek with several nice cascades along the way. King Creek Falls is a very impressive 70-foot waterfall with ...
... at Joey's Pancake House before hitting the road.
Headed west to get on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Chilly, but very nice ride - at least it's not raining!
Ended up behind a couple on a harley with a HUGE sidecar with their dog in it. They let us pass them, but they pulled in at the Highest Elevation lookout. The guy said they left Florida on Friday and are heading to Maine, then down the eastern seaboard, with their American bulldog-Mastiff mixed ...
... had to take the southern route to Maggie Valley.
Went through BOONE and BLOWING ROCK - two of my new favorite places in NC. Very, very nice houses and little shopping areas.
We got flagged down by some motorcyclists who had dumped their one-day-old Ultra while pulling out of the driveway of a motel. Todd and I, and another guy, helped right the bike...wasn't easy with the little hill it was perched on. Guy looked like a brand-new ...
... but that wasn't going to stop us. From downtown, we turned onto Horse Cove Road and drove down this windy road, making a right onto Walking Stick Road. We followed this gravel road for a couple of miles to a fork onto a forest road and stopped at the gate for Big Shoals Trail. By now, it was raining pretty hard, but we were determined to continue on and see our first waterfall of the trip, Secret Falls on Big Creek. We hiked ...