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Travel Blogs from Blowing Rock
... at one point to scramble down to the creek and see a really pretty cascade a short ways upstream of the waterfall. After the initial climb up, the hike was a nice scenic stroll along the creek we saw a large number of blooming wildflowers along the way. It's about 1.5 miles heading back this way and before we knew it, we had finished off the loop and headed back to our ...
... and around mountain peaks. Looking west to the eastern rim of Linville Gorge, Table Rock and Hawksbill Mountain were partially covered in clouds and were quite beautiful. Similarly, looking east, there were misty clouds all around Chestnut Mountain and Brown Mountain. After a quick stop here, we continued on, heading into the forest on FR 464 and then turning right on FR 58. It was about 4 miles to a parking area at the western trailhead ...
... crossed Upper Creek and turned left on Forest Road 197. About half-way down this road, we spotted an open campsite and stopped to claim it. This was a lovely campsite across the road from Upper Creek with a decent parking area and a huge open, flat space for tents. It’s one of my favorite primitive camping sites in the forest. Unfortunately, whoever had camped here previously left a huge mess. We were in a hurry, so we set up our tent, ...
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!
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