Travel Blogs from Blowing Rock
... got to cell reception area, I checked on a picture of
Waterfall on Burnthouse Branch and sure enough, we had gotten the wrong
waterfall. All that effort and we didn’t even get it. Well, I guess
that means we’ll just have to come back. In Morganton, we had a late
lunch/early dinner at Las Salsas, my favorite Mexican restaurant and
then headed home after a great holiday ...
... trail and continued a short ways and found a very
steep and difficult path to bushwhack down to her at the base of the
falls. We got some pictures from here and then bushwhacked back up to
the trail and then made our way back to the car. From here, we
continued on the forest road to NC-90 in Edgemont and then got on Brown
Mountain Beech Road at Mortimer and drove to the trailhead for Harper
Creek Trail (260). The small ...
... there were several cars parked here.
We followed the one-mile trail down to North Harper Creek Trail and
turned left to follow the creek downstream. Soon, the trail crossed the
creek and there was no getting across this one dry. After wading the
creek, we followed it downstream about a half-mile to Bard Falls. We
had lunch at the base of the falls while some guys were fishing in the
river. After lunch, I climbed ...
... 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. ...
... line between Caldwell and Watauga counties was actually a pretty decent waterfall on Green Mountain Creek, I believe. We parked right at the county line and walked down to a tunnel under the highway for a good view of this waterfall. It appeared the waterfall continued below the road, but there was no way to get down for a view. We then got on the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped at Julian ...