Mountain Vista Inn
Travel Blogs from Murphy
Day 6: Fishing at Tumbling Waters Campground & Trout Pond. $4/lb. (we caught 2 trout and paid $6). All bait and fishing gear provided. Was supposed to rent a pontoon boat from Almond Boat Dock($150/4 hours) but rained all day.
It was raining when we woke up - but we weren't going to let it stop us! We did rearrange our plans to go either tubing in Deep Creek or rafting on ...
... road was two ways, but had only a few spots over the 3 miles to
share the road with another vehicle. Fortunately we were the other people
attempting to find this bridge. Rob was driving, Lynn was freaking out, and
Kelsey kept looking over at me to see if I was giving us the ok to keep
traveling deeper into the back woods….then we heard a rifle round go off! I
kept hoping and praying…don’t hit a sharp rock, don’t hit a sharp rock. Well,
we did keep ...
Day 5: Hiking Appalachian Trail (at Fontana Dam). Then swim & rope swing at Cable Cove. Free.
Today was a quiet, lazy day. After sleeping in, we packed our lunches and headed to Fontana Dam to hike that section of the Appalachian Trail. We hiked for a little over an hour (the boys turned back earlier with the kids) and it was a steady uphill the whole time which was ...
... switched to hiking shoes and hiked the waterfall trail that started right from the same parking lot. We did cut it short after an hour or so as we figured the boys would be done.
We returned to find the two men snoozing while Matt and Esen ran around them in circles. They had also found some awesome glittery iron pyrites, one in the shape of a heart, in the creek.
We would definitely go back!
Day 1: White water rafting on the Tuckaseegee River with Smoky Mountain River Adventures. $17/adult, $12/kid
We originally planned to go with RaftingwithKids. When we got there, we found a rickety shack that was closed with no explanations. Did not look like nice facilities at all. Moved on next door and found Smoky Mountain River Adventures. Beautiful and new store with ...