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Wesser Bald, Part 2

When we left Wesser Bald, Wessy and I led the way down the once well-used Jeep road. Those who "lived" atop the fire tower for weeks, if not months, used it as access for supplies. We always hike back this way. It's about the same distance only straight down without switch backs. The only tower [...]

Our Linville Falls Hike

Linville Falls is the most popular waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains because of its accessibility to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's a spectacular three-tiered waterfall plunging into Linville Gorge beginning with the upper falls in this photo. The Visitor's Center is at Mile Marker 316. To find information on the two hiking trails along [...]

Shhhhh It’s a Secret Falls!

The Secret has long been "out." Secret Falls located about six miles outside of Highlands, NC, is a new favorite, and Wessy gives it a "five-paw" experience. Locals call it a secret and try not to tell anyone about these beautiful falls. We got there mid-afternoon and thought we had plenty of time to go [...]

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When we visit Wayah Bald

When we visit Wayah Bald, it's usually to test something. This time it was to test Pat's "new" hip. She's about five weeks out from her replacement surgery. This is the perfect place to walk because of the paved pathway and also to hike down along the Appalachian Trail (AT) for a short distance . [...]

Wessy and the Oconaluftee River Trail

A trip to Oconaluftee is always fun. It's all about getting away and enjoying the lifestyle of the mountains. This area borders Cherokee, NC, home to the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. A little history about this nation within a nation— "The Cherokee were hunters and gatherers, foraging the Great Smoky Mountains and the lowlands [...]

Love Graveyard Fields

"Graveyard Fields" is one of my favorite destinations. This unusually flat 5000 foot high valley is adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway and next to and below Black Balsam. It has plenty of open views, at least two waterfalls, and wide variety of hiking trails. The Mountain to Sea trail runs through this valley. This [...]

Surprising Hike to Rufus Morgan Falls

The Rufus Morgan Falls trail is really special. You have to visit this area! We found this trail on All Trails and it was a super surprise. Not only was there a beautiful 70' waterfall, turns out there were three waterfalls and so many wildflowers that we could hardly keep pace with Wessy on the [...]

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