Sugar Ski & Country Club
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... 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 ...
... that the trail down is very steep.
In about a half-mile from the forest road, we saw the pile of rocks and
arrow and started making our way down towards the waterfalls. He
wasn’t kidding that this trail was steep. We slowly made our way down,
holding on to the many rhododendron along this “trail” to help us get
down. Eventually, we made it to the bottom and climbed out on the rocks
to get ...
... a few times to see some nice cascades on the creek above the falls. A few would almost qualify as waterfalls, though I'm sure that they're not named. It was getting late by now and we were both getting hungry, so we headed to Banner Elk and Sandy bought dinner for my birthday at Puerto Nuevo, a very good Mexican restaurant. Then we headed back to camp and built a fire before retiring for the ...
... boulder field just below the main drop. Hebron Colony Falls is an interesting waterfall - there’s no huge drop, but rather a countless number of small cascades over, under, and around massive boulders in the creek. The opportunities for rock scrambling and photography are endless. We climbed out onto some big boulders at the base of the main drop and had lunch and then spent some ...
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