Crabtree Falls

September 9, 2018 Nestled on the border of McDowell and Yancey County just off the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost #339) are the wonderful Crabtree Falls. The 70 ft. falls are known as being one of the most popular and eye-catching in the High Country. It’s a simple .9 mile hike from the parking area, with … More Crabtree Falls

Elk River Falls

February 11, 2018 Elk River Falls is nestled in the northern portion of Avery County, just before crossing the border to Tennessee and the Appalachian Trail. The trail is relatively easy, only ΒΌ mile down a gentle path to the falls and much of that has built in stairs. This trip is worth your time, … More Elk River Falls

Upper Creek Falls

January 7, 2018 Being in the southern mountains, we are adaptive to cold winters, but not like this the past week: nine days below freezing, -15 & -20 windchills, snow and absolute misery. As soon as the weather broke (and by that I mean it was above 10 degrees) I headed out to the trail. … More Upper Creek Falls