As we rest in the dark of our bedrooms, there’s a whole world inside of the earth, living, active, and totally blind. In the eternal pitch of night, animals and insects dwell in caves. In particular, they call #LinvilleCaverns home. Located in the wooded valley of #LinvilleNC , enveloped by #LinvilleGorge , this cavern system can be a first-person perspective in #MarionNC. ⁣ ⁣ Where bats and fish roam, this soppy wet and oozing internal network is guided through by walkways and small passes. Ducking down or sucking in, the crevices and crawl spaces, at times, can be very narrow. How people resorted to its chambers is beyond comprehension, and yet it’s a safe compound for any who enters. Harmless to the touch. ⁣ ⁣ #NorthCarolina is no stranger to the cavern. This has been an attraction since the 60’s. But, what makes the #LinvilleCave unique is it’s history and it’s niche in the midst of #PisgahNationalForest. Harboring life and being a feeding ground for those born outside of the enclave, it offers a tale of two worlds: one inside and one outside. The Lord knew that each would be needful in the food chain and in regulating plant life. Our God’s ceaseless magnificence doesn’t stop when one exits the caves, but it truly could begin upon entering #Linville. You are something else, Holy Father. ⁣ _______________________⁣⁣ #LandofAncientFirsts ⁣⁣ #NCFirstborn ⁣⁣ #MPope28 ⁣⁣ #MatthewPope28 2 hours ago by @landofancientfirsts
A Mt. Mitchell sunset viewed from the Linville Gorge and NC105 #linvillegorge #wncmountains 3 hours ago by @outlawrail
You have the power to make this life free and beautiful; to make this life a wonderful adventure. #linvillegorge #tiredpuppy 5 hours ago by @sidneyskerlak
You have the power to make this life free and beautiful; to make this life a wonderful adventure. #linvillegorge #tiredpuppy 5 hours ago by @sidneyskerlak
Hiking with these guys is tricky but still doable. I’m glad they got to see our favorite waterfalls. @bcritcher #linvillegorge #linvillefalls #linvillenc #saycheese #yesihikeinadress 6 hours ago by @colleencritcher
Hiking with these guys is tricky but still doable. I’m glad they got to see our favorite waterfalls. @bcritcher #linvillegorge #linvillefalls #linvillenc #saycheese #yesihikeinadress 6 hours ago by @colleencritcher
Hiking with these guys is tricky but still doable. I’m glad they got to see our favorite waterfalls. @bcritcher #linvillegorge #linvillefalls #linvillenc #saycheese #yesihikeinadress 6 hours ago by @colleencritcher
Hiking with these guys is tricky but still doable. I’m glad they got to see our favorite waterfalls. @bcritcher #linvillegorge #linvillefalls #linvillenc #saycheese #yesihikeinadress 6 hours ago by @colleencritcher
If you know, you know. . . #gear #bestgear #gearflatlay #ospreypacks #nemoequipment #bigangestents #backpackerspantry #backpacking #alpinestartcoffee #colombia #hike #linvillegorge #weekendgetaway #weekendvibes 7 hours ago by @lindstakesphotos
Day 14 May 26 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Cable Gap Shelter to Fontana Dam / Village Enjoyed talking to two SOBO’s last night at the shelter - Treeman and Bobsled. Maybe it’s best not to talk to thru hikers to avoid the FOMO? I saw 3 headlamps on trail around 5:30 am and found out they belonged to the thru hikers I stayed with the day before. They had gotten an early 4 am start to get to Fontana Village. The promise of a breakfast buffet will do that to you. Heck even I was on trail at 6. That’s am not pm. Since I’m on a route and not adhering to a certain trail, I decided to take an alternate trail to Fontana Village that the SOBOs saw the day before. At Walker Gap, a Yellow Creek Mountain trail stays along the ridgeline and connects to the Bartram trail, which drops right into Fontana Village, saving me from shuttling to the lodge. The downside was the connector trail was overgrown and steep downhill. I eventually made it and enjoyed the buffet. Then 3 hours later lunch :). I picked up a resupply box at the lodge and then spent the night at the Fontana “Hilton”, which is just a fancy shelter. I found a couple trees up from the shelter. I did some laundry using water from the water pump, a trash compactor bag and soap. Eventually others came to the shelter but I was so tired I stayed in the hammock and went to bed early. Nice rest day with only 6.5 miles done. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 10 hours ago by @hereispaul

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Day 14 May 26 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Cable Gap Shelter to Fontana Dam / Village Enjoyed talking to two SOBO’s last night at the shelter - Treeman and Bobsled. Maybe it’s best not to talk to thru hikers to avoid the FOMO? I saw 3 headlamps on trail around 5:30 am and found out they belonged to the thru hikers I stayed with the day before. They had gotten an early 4 am start to get to Fontana Village. The promise of a breakfast buffet will do that to you. Heck even I was on trail at 6. That’s am not pm. Since I’m on a route and not adhering to a certain trail, I decided to take an alternate trail to Fontana Village that the SOBOs saw the day before. At Walker Gap, a Yellow Creek Mountain trail stays along the ridgeline and connects to the Bartram trail, which drops right into Fontana Village, saving me from shuttling to the lodge. The downside was the connector trail was overgrown and steep downhill. I eventually made it and enjoyed the buffet. Then 3 hours later lunch :). I picked up a resupply box at the lodge and then spent the night at the Fontana “Hilton”, which is just a fancy shelter. I found a couple trees up from the shelter. I did some laundry using water from the water pump, a trash compactor bag and soap. Eventually others came to the shelter but I was so tired I stayed in the hammock and went to bed early. Nice rest day with only 6.5 miles done. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 10 hours ago by @hereispaul
Day 14 May 26 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Cable Gap Shelter to Fontana Dam / Village Enjoyed talking to two SOBO’s last night at the shelter - Treeman and Bobsled. Maybe it’s best not to talk to thru hikers to avoid the FOMO? I saw 3 headlamps on trail around 5:30 am and found out they belonged to the thru hikers I stayed with the day before. They had gotten an early 4 am start to get to Fontana Village. The promise of a breakfast buffet will do that to you. Heck even I was on trail at 6. That’s am not pm. Since I’m on a route and not adhering to a certain trail, I decided to take an alternate trail to Fontana Village that the SOBOs saw the day before. At Walker Gap, a Yellow Creek Mountain trail stays along the ridgeline and connects to the Bartram trail, which drops right into Fontana Village, saving me from shuttling to the lodge. The downside was the connector trail was overgrown and steep downhill. I eventually made it and enjoyed the buffet. Then 3 hours later lunch :). I picked up a resupply box at the lodge and then spent the night at the Fontana “Hilton”, which is just a fancy shelter. I found a couple trees up from the shelter. I did some laundry using water from the water pump, a trash compactor bag and soap. Eventually others came to the shelter but I was so tired I stayed in the hammock and went to bed early. Nice rest day with only 6.5 miles done. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 10 hours ago by @hereispaul
Day 14 May 26 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Cable Gap Shelter to Fontana Dam / Village Enjoyed talking to two SOBO’s last night at the shelter - Treeman and Bobsled. Maybe it’s best not to talk to thru hikers to avoid the FOMO? I saw 3 headlamps on trail around 5:30 am and found out they belonged to the thru hikers I stayed with the day before. They had gotten an early 4 am start to get to Fontana Village. The promise of a breakfast buffet will do that to you. Heck even I was on trail at 6. That’s am not pm. Since I’m on a route and not adhering to a certain trail, I decided to take an alternate trail to Fontana Village that the SOBOs saw the day before. At Walker Gap, a Yellow Creek Mountain trail stays along the ridgeline and connects to the Bartram trail, which drops right into Fontana Village, saving me from shuttling to the lodge. The downside was the connector trail was overgrown and steep downhill. I eventually made it and enjoyed the buffet. Then 3 hours later lunch :). I picked up a resupply box at the lodge and then spent the night at the Fontana “Hilton”, which is just a fancy shelter. I found a couple trees up from the shelter. I did some laundry using water from the water pump, a trash compactor bag and soap. Eventually others came to the shelter but I was so tired I stayed in the hammock and went to bed early. Nice rest day with only 6.5 miles done. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 10 hours ago by @hereispaul
Day 14 May 26 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Cable Gap Shelter to Fontana Dam / Village Enjoyed talking to two SOBO’s last night at the shelter - Treeman and Bobsled. Maybe it’s best not to talk to thru hikers to avoid the FOMO? I saw 3 headlamps on trail around 5:30 am and found out they belonged to the thru hikers I stayed with the day before. They had gotten an early 4 am start to get to Fontana Village. The promise of a breakfast buffet will do that to you. Heck even I was on trail at 6. That’s am not pm. Since I’m on a route and not adhering to a certain trail, I decided to take an alternate trail to Fontana Village that the SOBOs saw the day before. At Walker Gap, a Yellow Creek Mountain trail stays along the ridgeline and connects to the Bartram trail, which drops right into Fontana Village, saving me from shuttling to the lodge. The downside was the connector trail was overgrown and steep downhill. I eventually made it and enjoyed the buffet. Then 3 hours later lunch :). I picked up a resupply box at the lodge and then spent the night at the Fontana “Hilton”, which is just a fancy shelter. I found a couple trees up from the shelter. I did some laundry using water from the water pump, a trash compactor bag and soap. Eventually others came to the shelter but I was so tired I stayed in the hammock and went to bed early. Nice rest day with only 6.5 miles done. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 10 hours ago by @hereispaul
Day 14 May 26 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Cable Gap Shelter to Fontana Dam / Village Enjoyed talking to two SOBO’s last night at the shelter - Treeman and Bobsled. Maybe it’s best not to talk to thru hikers to avoid the FOMO? I saw 3 headlamps on trail around 5:30 am and found out they belonged to the thru hikers I stayed with the day before. They had gotten an early 4 am start to get to Fontana Village. The promise of a breakfast buffet will do that to you. Heck even I was on trail at 6. That’s am not pm. Since I’m on a route and not adhering to a certain trail, I decided to take an alternate trail to Fontana Village that the SOBOs saw the day before. At Walker Gap, a Yellow Creek Mountain trail stays along the ridgeline and connects to the Bartram trail, which drops right into Fontana Village, saving me from shuttling to the lodge. The downside was the connector trail was overgrown and steep downhill. I eventually made it and enjoyed the buffet. Then 3 hours later lunch :). I picked up a resupply box at the lodge and then spent the night at the Fontana “Hilton”, which is just a fancy shelter. I found a couple trees up from the shelter. I did some laundry using water from the water pump, a trash compactor bag and soap. Eventually others came to the shelter but I was so tired I stayed in the hammock and went to bed early. Nice rest day with only 6.5 miles done. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 10 hours ago by @hereispaul

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Day 14 May 26 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Cable Gap Shelter to Fontana Dam / Village Enjoyed talking to two SOBO’s last night at the shelter - Treeman and Bobsled. Maybe it’s best not to talk to thru hikers to avoid the FOMO? I saw 3 headlamps on trail around 5:30 am and found out they belonged to the thru hikers I stayed with the day before. They had gotten an early 4 am start to get to Fontana Village. The promise of a breakfast buffet will do that to you. Heck even I was on trail at 6. That’s am not pm. Since I’m on a route and not adhering to a certain trail, I decided to take an alternate trail to Fontana Village that the SOBOs saw the day before. At Walker Gap, a Yellow Creek Mountain trail stays along the ridgeline and connects to the Bartram trail, which drops right into Fontana Village, saving me from shuttling to the lodge. The downside was the connector trail was overgrown and steep downhill. I eventually made it and enjoyed the buffet. Then 3 hours later lunch :). I picked up a resupply box at the lodge and then spent the night at the Fontana “Hilton”, which is just a fancy shelter. I found a couple trees up from the shelter. I did some laundry using water from the water pump, a trash compactor bag and soap. Eventually others came to the shelter but I was so tired I stayed in the hammock and went to bed early. Nice rest day with only 6.5 miles done. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 10 hours ago by @hereispaul
Such a beautiful day with my best friend in God’s country. #hike #explore #asheville #fatherandson #linvillegorge #pisgahnationalforest #blueridgemountains #godscountry 10 hours ago by @jesse_hyder
Such a beautiful day with my best friend in God’s country. #hike #explore #asheville #fatherandson #linvillegorge #pisgahnationalforest #blueridgemountains #godscountry 10 hours ago by @jesse_hyder
Such a beautiful day with my best friend in God’s country. #hike #explore #asheville #fatherandson #linvillegorge #pisgahnationalforest #blueridgemountains #godscountry 10 hours ago by @jesse_hyder
Such a beautiful day with my best friend in God’s country. #hike #explore #asheville #fatherandson #linvillegorge #pisgahnationalforest #blueridgemountains #godscountry 10 hours ago by @jesse_hyder
Such a beautiful day with my best friend in God’s country. #hike #explore #asheville #fatherandson #linvillegorge #pisgahnationalforest #blueridgemountains #godscountry 10 hours ago by @jesse_hyder
Such a beautiful day with my best friend in God’s country. #hike #explore #asheville #fatherandson #linvillegorge #pisgahnationalforest #blueridgemountains #godscountry 10 hours ago by @jesse_hyder
Such a beautiful day with my best friend in God’s country. #hike #explore #asheville #fatherandson #linvillegorge #pisgahnationalforest #blueridgemountains #godscountry 10 hours ago by @jesse_hyder
On top of the world...well at least the east coast😂 10 hours ago by @lukehiggsphotos
#linvillegorge #linvillefalls Next Everest? 11 hours ago by @bcritcher
Sunbathing in the Linville. Anyone know what kind of lizard this is? 13 hours ago by @nomadic_hiking
Speaks for itself. Beautiful trail and views. 13 hours ago by @nomadic_hiking
My first multi pitch ever was North Ridge on Table Rock. An easy 5.5, 250ft climb. Frothin’ to get back there and do some more climbing! #sandstoneshredders #outerbanksclimbing #outerbanksclimbers #climbing #wallsaremeantforclimbing #tablerock #linvillegorge #outerbanksclimbingclub 13 hours ago by @outerbanks_climbing_club
Quick visit to one of the special places. Hoping to see it by kayak someday soon... 13 hours ago by @tuck5903
Who else is just trying to climb mountains and watch the Lion King this weekend? 🥾🦁 . . #optoutside #trynahike #explore #adventureenthusiast #blueridgemountains #hikenc #visitnc #ashevilletrails #takeahike #girlswhohike #wncmountains #ncmountains #linvillegorge #hawksbillmountain #choosemountains #mountainviews 14 hours ago by @megan.mickel
Pictures from a couple different hikes . . . . . #linvillegorge #beaconheights #bird #hawksbilltrail #hiking #hikenc #northcarolina #lizard #easternfencelizard #sunrise #wildlife #mountains #outdoors #beetle #nature #naturephotography #summer #canon #80d #photography 18 hours ago by @jayholladay_
Pictures from a couple different hikes . . . . . #linvillegorge #beaconheights #bird #hawksbilltrail #hiking #hikenc #northcarolina #lizard #easternfencelizard #sunrise #wildlife #mountains #outdoors #beetle #nature #naturephotography #summer #canon #80d #photography 18 hours ago by @jayholladay_
Pictures from a couple different hikes . . . . . #linvillegorge #beaconheights #bird #hawksbilltrail #hiking #hikenc #northcarolina #lizard #easternfencelizard #sunrise #wildlife #mountains #outdoors #beetle #nature #naturephotography #summer #canon #80d #photography 18 hours ago by @jayholladay_
Pictures from a couple different hikes . . . . . #linvillegorge #beaconheights #bird #hawksbilltrail #hiking #hikenc #northcarolina #lizard #easternfencelizard #sunrise #wildlife #mountains #outdoors #beetle #nature #naturephotography #summer #canon #80d #photography 18 hours ago by @jayholladay_
Pictures from a couple different hikes . . . . . #linvillegorge #beaconheights #bird #hawksbilltrail #hiking #hikenc #northcarolina #lizard #easternfencelizard #sunrise #wildlife #mountains #outdoors #beetle #nature #naturephotography #summer #canon #80d #photography 18 hours ago by @jayholladay_
🌲 #linvillegorge #NorthCarolina #linvillefalls #ilovenc #nc #ncnature 🌲 1 day ago by @919outdoors
“Oh, there’s a river that winds on forever. I’m gonna see where it leads. Oh, there’s a mountain that no man has mounted. I’m gonna stand on the peak.” - Lord Huron, Ends Of The Earth // Got a new toy in the mail today, thanks to prime day! It’s a card reader for my iPhone, so now I can do fast imports/quick edits of travels! I’ve had photos from this hiking trip to Linville Gorge with @boken_lifestyle sitting on an SD card and was able to grab this favorite quickly to edit! 🌿 Must say, I’m loving this little gadget! 1 day ago by @_katysergent
On the day of Keiko & Steve’s Engagement Session I got up at 4am and left my house at 4:30am to meet them at the base of the Wiseman’s View at 5:30! I jumped in the truck with them and we proceeded to drive the 3-4 miles up the bumpy dirt road to the summit. We got to the top, jumped out of the car, and walked down the path that led us to the lookouts. As we rounded the corner the very start of the sunrise was starting to creep up and cast it’s golden light upon Linville Gorge and upon Keiko & Steve. I love that early morning golden glow it bathed them in in this moment!! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #wisemansview #wisemansviewnc #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #socalweddingphotographer #lookslikefilm #radlovestories #northcarolinaweddingphotographer #mountainsarecalling #mountainlife #adventureawaits #radstorytellers #liveauthentic #dirtybootsandmessyhair #828isgreat #ashevillefolk #momentsonmountains #loverscapturelovers #wearewanderers #ohwowyes #goexplore #wearestillwild #intimatestorytellers #wednc #hawksbill #blueridgemoments #blueridgeday 1 day ago by @gabriellevonheyking
You were created to be here now. The choices you make allow you to live within the whole entire world around you or to limit yourself to a multitude of paths that have been predetermined and measured to be reliable by others like you. > But what if the path doesn't exist? What if you haven't found it yet? What if you lost it? What if you're willing to risk everything to see the sights that exist yet with no clear road toward? Once you learn to calibrate your compass it becomes secondhand. Trust yourself. Give yourself more credit. The cost of life is death and all other exchanges of energy or finance distill into rationalization. > How many of you live in repetitious limbo and expect the rest of us to get us all out of here alive? Learn something every day and use it! If you're just absorbing and regurgitating information without practice, what are you really but combusting more precious energy and contributing to the data crisis that will inevitably cause even more abnormality in what is to be considered acceptable today? > Seek out and accept what anyone that shares your path in life has to offer you. Stretch the moments. Make them full and the memories will outlast any of the inconsequential anxieties or literal bodily scrapes and scars you may earn along the way. > The couple miles left to the beginning of the trail and my car that sat in the road were peaceful as can be. The insects left me alone and the bright pink sky made out each of the dozens of blooming rhododendrons to be a chandelier overhead lighting the way and the uninhabited campsites I passed through all the more inviting. 🌔 > > > > > > > #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #deepwoods #forest #depth #bottom #oftheriver #undertow #sunset #moment #before #darkness #darkerthanitlooks #youdbesurprised #risks #immersive #hiking #appalachian #mountains #traveler #wander #wanderlust #wonderland #getouthere #comeawaywithme #awholenewworld #navigator #riverguide #outbacktradingcompany #eyelashes 1 day ago by @erenoth
You were created to be here now. The choices you make allow you to live within the whole entire world around you or to limit yourself to a multitude of paths that have been predetermined and measured to be reliable by others like you. > But what if the path doesn't exist? What if you haven't found it yet? What if you lost it? What if you're willing to risk everything to see the sights that exist yet with no clear road toward? Once you learn to calibrate your compass it becomes secondhand. Trust yourself. Give yourself more credit. The cost of life is death and all other exchanges of energy or finance distill into rationalization. > How many of you live in repetitious limbo and expect the rest of us to get us all out of here alive? Learn something every day and use it! If you're just absorbing and regurgitating information without practice, what are you really but combusting more precious energy and contributing to the data crisis that will inevitably cause even more abnormality in what is to be considered acceptable today? > Seek out and accept what anyone that shares your path in life has to offer you. Stretch the moments. Make them full and the memories will outlast any of the inconsequential anxieties or literal bodily scrapes and scars you may earn along the way. > The couple miles left to the beginning of the trail and my car that sat in the road were peaceful as can be. The insects left me alone and the bright pink sky made out each of the dozens of blooming rhododendrons to be a chandelier overhead lighting the way and the uninhabited campsites I passed through all the more inviting. 🌔 > > > > > > > #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #deepwoods #forest #depth #bottom #oftheriver #undertow #sunset #moment #before #darkness #darkerthanitlooks #youdbesurprised #risks #immersive #hiking #appalachian #mountains #traveler #wander #wanderlust #wonderland #getouthere #comeawaywithme #awholenewworld #navigator #riverguide #outbacktradingcompany #eyelashes 1 day ago by @erenoth
I finally got to hike the Shortoff Mtn Trail in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area, and I can't wait to go back! The views were incredible! . . . #shortoffmountain #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #wncmountains #wnc #pisgahnationalforest #pisgah #northcarolina #blueridgemountains #getoutside #explore #hike #hiking #hikingadventures 1 day ago by @jgibson1130

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I finally got to hike the Shortoff Mtn Trail in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area, and I can't wait to go back! The views were incredible! . . . #shortoffmountain #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #wncmountains #wnc #pisgahnationalforest #pisgah #northcarolina #blueridgemountains #getoutside #explore #hike #hiking #hikingadventures 1 day ago by @jgibson1130
I finally got to hike the Shortoff Mtn Trail in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area, and I can't wait to go back! The views were incredible! . . . #shortoffmountain #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #wncmountains #wnc #pisgahnationalforest #pisgah #northcarolina #blueridgemountains #getoutside #explore #hike #hiking #hikingadventures 1 day ago by @jgibson1130

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I finally got to hike the Shortoff Mtn Trail in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area, and I can't wait to go back! The views were incredible! . . . #shortoffmountain #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #wncmountains #wnc #pisgahnationalforest #pisgah #northcarolina #blueridgemountains #getoutside #explore #hike #hiking #hikingadventures 1 day ago by @jgibson1130
I finally got to hike the Shortoff Mtn Trail in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area, and I can't wait to go back! The views were incredible! . . . #shortoffmountain #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #wncmountains #wnc #pisgahnationalforest #pisgah #northcarolina #blueridgemountains #getoutside #explore #hike #hiking #hikingadventures 1 day ago by @jgibson1130
I finally got to hike the Shortoff Mtn Trail in the Linville Gorge Wilderness area, and I can't wait to go back! The views were incredible! . . . #shortoffmountain #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #wncmountains #wnc #pisgahnationalforest #pisgah #northcarolina #blueridgemountains #getoutside #explore #hike #hiking #hikingadventures 1 day ago by @jgibson1130
🇺🇸 This summer heat has really got me looking forward to fall, and come mid-October, I intend to be right back here on this ledge. What is a sea of green hundreds of feet beneath me in this photo will soon be a kaleidoscope of yellows, oranges, and reds, and I can’t wait. • #NCAllDay #LinvilleGorge #Amphitheater #GoodHeavens #RockClimbing #TradCIimbing #3FootWorld #ClimbOn #TBT 1 day ago by @jseconomos

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Would you walk across a rope suspended over a canyon? We tried it. #linvillegorge #highlining #slacklining 1 day ago by @tnvalleyuncharted
Chimney View Overlook. #linvillefallsnc #linvillefalls #waterfall #hiking #iphoneonly #wncmountains #blueridgemouantains #linvillegorge 1 day ago by @chance561
Chimney View Overlook. #linvillefallsnc #linvillefalls #waterfall #hiking #iphoneonly #wncmountains #blueridgemouantains #linvillegorge 1 day ago by @chance561
Chimney View Overlook. #linvillefallsnc #linvillefalls #waterfall #hiking #iphoneonly #wncmountains #blueridgemouantains #linvillegorge 1 day ago by @chance561

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Chimney View Overlook. #linvillefallsnc #linvillefalls #waterfall #hiking #iphoneonly #wncmountains #blueridgemouantains #linvillegorge 1 day ago by @chance561
Chimney View Overlook. #linvillefallsnc #linvillefalls #waterfall #hiking #iphoneonly #wncmountains #blueridgemouantains #linvillegorge 1 day ago by @chance561
Hawksbill 1 day ago by @jrsmoak

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It’s a real bummer when gorgeous roadside vistas are vandalized with graffiti, like this one in the Linville Gorge. To combat this problem, we actively take on the difficult and dangerous task of removing backcountry graffiti on a regular basis. Volunteers spent a day last week scrubbing away at fresh paint on an important overlook in the Linville Gorge, restoring its natural and scenic character 🙌 It’s a tough job, but we’re happy to do it! ⛰ #wildsouth #enjoyvalueprotect #OurHandsOurLands #conservation #linvillegorge #getoutside #hikewnc #pisgahforest #trailcrew #graffitiremover 1 day ago by @wildsouthorg
The latest from my trip into the Linville Gorge, from atop Hawksbill peak. Just after sun broke over the horizon and all of the pinks and purples were gone, the sun washed golden light over the eastern mountains, illuminating low clouds forming in between the peaks. This is a beautiful part of the world. 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 1 day ago by @micahdickinson
Went exploring in our own backyard yesterday. . . . #optoutside #linvillegorge #choosemountains #blueridgeparkway #blueridgemountains #blueridgemoments #appalachainmountains #humidity #explorenc #northcarolina #womenwhoexplorenorthcarolina #itsfrickinghothere #rhododendron #mountainlaurels #ashevilletrails 1 day ago by @thomascnn
Went exploring in our own backyard yesterday. . . . #optoutside #linvillegorge #choosemountains #blueridgeparkway #blueridgemountains #blueridgemoments #appalachainmountains #humidity #explorenc #northcarolina #womenwhoexplorenorthcarolina #itsfrickinghothere #rhododendron #mountainlaurels #ashevilletrails 1 day ago by @thomascnn
Native Rhodos and sunsets! What more could you want out of life? • Visit www.shawnmitchellphoto.com to order prints. • #exploreboone #ncoutdoor_inc #adventureAppalachia #828isgreat #booneview #ncstateparks #visitnc #ashevilletrails #romanticasheville #blueridgemoments #linvillegorge #blueridgeoutdoors #ashevillemoments #explorenc #appalachian_explorers #shareyourNC #rhododendron #natgeo #nikonlandscape #blueridgeparkway 1 day ago by @shawnmitchellphoto
Ill choose the trees, breeze, the test for my knees, thrills that tease, captivating my life please. Keep me in the woods. #linvillegorge #climbing #trailrunning #camping 2 days ago by @mwelk1811
Ill choose the trees, breeze, the test for my knees, thrills that tease, captivating my life please. Keep me in the woods. #linvillegorge #climbing #trailrunning #camping 2 days ago by @mwelk1811
Ill choose the trees, breeze, the test for my knees, thrills that tease, captivating my life please. Keep me in the woods. #linvillegorge #climbing #trailrunning #camping 2 days ago by @mwelk1811
Ill choose the trees, breeze, the test for my knees, thrills that tease, captivating my life please. Keep me in the woods. #linvillegorge #climbing #trailrunning #camping 2 days ago by @mwelk1811
Ill choose the trees, breeze, the test for my knees, thrills that tease, captivating my life please. Keep me in the woods. #linvillegorge #climbing #trailrunning #camping 2 days ago by @mwelk1811
Ill choose the trees, breeze, the test for my knees, thrills that tease, captivating my life please. Keep me in the woods. #linvillegorge #climbing #trailrunning #camping 2 days ago by @mwelk1811
Ill choose the trees, breeze, the test for my knees, thrills that tease, captivating my life please. Keep me in the woods. #linvillegorge #climbing #trailrunning #camping 2 days ago by @mwelk1811
Ill choose the trees, breeze, the test for my knees, thrills that tease, captivating my life please. Keep me in the woods. #linvillegorge #climbing #trailrunning #camping 2 days ago by @mwelk1811
Ill choose the trees, breeze, the test for my knees, thrills that tease, captivating my life please. Keep me in the woods. #linvillegorge #climbing #trailrunning #camping 2 days ago by @mwelk1811
I love the fact that my children are so curious about our childhood and the things we did when we were children. (Hubby and I) What makes it even more special is when they tell us how grateful they are for all the things they have and all the things and places they get to experience that we didn’t. For that same reason and because time flies, our #1 goal is to keep making the best of their childhood. 💚 . . . . . . . #waterfallsofinstagram #waterfallwednesday #waterfalls #waterfallhike #waterfallchasing #waterfallphotography #waterfalllover #chasingwaterfalls #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #linville #linvillenc #linvillewaterfall #linvillefallsnc #linvillefallstrail #pisgahnationalforest #hikingfamily #hikingfamilies #hikingfamilyfun #kidfriendlytrails #kidfriendlyhikes #bloggingmoms #bloggingmom #momblogger #familyblogger #travelfamily #travelfamilies #roadtripswithkids 2 days ago by @gypseegoddess

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Little secluded waterfall and it’s beautiful stream bed. And Adam saying hello! 👋🏻 . . . . #instagay #instagayboy #scruffygay #gayscruff #mustache #mustaches #gaymustache #gaycouple #gaycouples #cutegaycouples #gayboys #gayvacation #gaytrip #gaytravel #gayhiker #gaync #blueridgemountains #blueridgeparkway #ncmountains #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #waterfall #waterfalls #stream @adamrobinsonfromnc 2 days ago by @jaymemellema
So... I have no idea what this is. Maybe you guys can help me figure it out. I spotted this glow out on the horizon last night from Shortoff. I wish I had had the presence of mind to turn on my peak finder app, but I didn’t. This was off to the right of Lake James from my viewpoint, which puts it in the general Marion/Old Fort ish direction, but I really have no idea how far away it was. This is a 300mm zoom shot, so it was pretty far away. I took advantage of higher ISO and longer exposures to see more detail, so swipe all the way over to the last shot for a general idea of what it looked like to the naked eye. It was definitely the color of fire illuminating low haze, which I’ve seen in person before, but I’ve never seen it on such a large scale or from so far away. There was no discernible flicker, but if it was a large fire I doubt there would be a flicker anyway. Is it some big factory with thousands of sodium lights or something? Whatever it was/is, it was the only source of light that color and concentration on the horizon. I googled to see if there were any active fires, but I couldn’t find anything. At any rate, it was incredibly pretty to photograph. #hikenc #shortoffmountain #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #mountainstoseatrail #nightlandscapes #nightlandscape #nchiking #nikond3500 #nikonnation #nikond3500photography #nikkor70_300 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
So... I have no idea what this is. Maybe you guys can help me figure it out. I spotted this glow out on the horizon last night from Shortoff. I wish I had had the presence of mind to turn on my peak finder app, but I didn’t. This was off to the right of Lake James from my viewpoint, which puts it in the general Marion/Old Fort ish direction, but I really have no idea how far away it was. This is a 300mm zoom shot, so it was pretty far away. I took advantage of higher ISO and longer exposures to see more detail, so swipe all the way over to the last shot for a general idea of what it looked like to the naked eye. It was definitely the color of fire illuminating low haze, which I’ve seen in person before, but I’ve never seen it on such a large scale or from so far away. There was no discernible flicker, but if it was a large fire I doubt there would be a flicker anyway. Is it some big factory with thousands of sodium lights or something? Whatever it was/is, it was the only source of light that color and concentration on the horizon. I googled to see if there were any active fires, but I couldn’t find anything. At any rate, it was incredibly pretty to photograph. #hikenc #shortoffmountain #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #mountainstoseatrail #nightlandscapes #nightlandscape #nchiking #nikond3500 #nikonnation #nikond3500photography #nikkor70_300 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
So... I have no idea what this is. Maybe you guys can help me figure it out. I spotted this glow out on the horizon last night from Shortoff. I wish I had had the presence of mind to turn on my peak finder app, but I didn’t. This was off to the right of Lake James from my viewpoint, which puts it in the general Marion/Old Fort ish direction, but I really have no idea how far away it was. This is a 300mm zoom shot, so it was pretty far away. I took advantage of higher ISO and longer exposures to see more detail, so swipe all the way over to the last shot for a general idea of what it looked like to the naked eye. It was definitely the color of fire illuminating low haze, which I’ve seen in person before, but I’ve never seen it on such a large scale or from so far away. There was no discernible flicker, but if it was a large fire I doubt there would be a flicker anyway. Is it some big factory with thousands of sodium lights or something? Whatever it was/is, it was the only source of light that color and concentration on the horizon. I googled to see if there were any active fires, but I couldn’t find anything. At any rate, it was incredibly pretty to photograph. #hikenc #shortoffmountain #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #mountainstoseatrail #nightlandscapes #nightlandscape #nchiking #nikond3500 #nikonnation #nikond3500photography #nikkor70_300 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
So... I have no idea what this is. Maybe you guys can help me figure it out. I spotted this glow out on the horizon last night from Shortoff. I wish I had had the presence of mind to turn on my peak finder app, but I didn’t. This was off to the right of Lake James from my viewpoint, which puts it in the general Marion/Old Fort ish direction, but I really have no idea how far away it was. This is a 300mm zoom shot, so it was pretty far away. I took advantage of higher ISO and longer exposures to see more detail, so swipe all the way over to the last shot for a general idea of what it looked like to the naked eye. It was definitely the color of fire illuminating low haze, which I’ve seen in person before, but I’ve never seen it on such a large scale or from so far away. There was no discernible flicker, but if it was a large fire I doubt there would be a flicker anyway. Is it some big factory with thousands of sodium lights or something? Whatever it was/is, it was the only source of light that color and concentration on the horizon. I googled to see if there were any active fires, but I couldn’t find anything. At any rate, it was incredibly pretty to photograph. #hikenc #shortoffmountain #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #mountainstoseatrail #nightlandscapes #nightlandscape #nchiking #nikond3500 #nikonnation #nikond3500photography #nikkor70_300 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent

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We hope you aren't scared of heights. Because this week Erick tests out his strength and agility on a demanding aerial course before #highlining across Western North Carolina’s #LinvilleGorge. #TVUncharted 2 days ago by @tnvalleyuncharted

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It’s always great to have a beautiful waterfall as a destination. Except for the uphill hike back. 😂 . . . . #instagay #instagayboy #scruffygay #gayscruff #mustache #mustaches #gaymustache #gaycouple #gaycouples #cutegaycouples #gayboys #gayvacation #gaytrip #gaytravel #gayhiker #gaync #blueridgemountains #blueridgeparkway #ncmountains #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #waterfall #waterfalls @adamrobinsonfromnc 2 days ago by @jaymemellema
Hiking selfie! Been a busy day of exploring on the road and in the woods! . . . . #instagay #instagayboy #scruffygay #gayscruff #mustache #mustaches #gaymustache #gayboys #gayvacation #gaytrip #gaytravel #gayhiker #gaync #blueridgemountains #blueridgeparkway #ncmountains #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #gayselfie #gayself #gayotter #gaytattoo 2 days ago by @jaymemellema
Nature provides some pretty sweet portraits 👀 2 days ago by @lukehiggsphotos
By the time I made it to the river it was close to nine o'clock. Timing continued to work out that way throughout the trip. I got to where I was going and enjoyed the raw expression of the rapid waters for about five minutes before the sun set beneath the mountains I had my back turned to and suddenly the gorge was made out to be dark as night and a deafening quietness urged me to continue back to my car. Remember I still had about four miles to go. > I strapped on my trusty headlamp as to remain unencumbered and able to utilize my poles as efficiently as possible to get back through the jungle on a steep grade the whole rest of the way. It was dark and dreary the first mile but after making it out of the bottom of the gorge a little light started to press through the western trees in my path and before long I picked up my pace and shut-off the lamp and stopped a minute to retie my shoes; though it didn't keep my right ankle from cracking open where a blister started to form after my swim in Catawba falls earlier that day. > I suppose if I took the time to dry off proper I wouldn't have made it to Babel Tower the same time as the group I met and would have been even later to the river if I even decided to take on extra miles. I'm happy with my decision-making. 🌔 > > > > > > > #selftaught #selfauthoring #hiking #trails #narration #innervoice #monologue #linvillegorge #wildernessculture #wilderness #wildlife #wild #river #linvillegorgewilderness #automaticwriting #streamofconsciousness #entice #excite #realize #sunset #canyon #gorge #navigation #internal #compass 2 days ago by @erenoth
By the time I made it to the river it was close to nine o'clock. Timing continued to work out that way throughout the trip. I got to where I was going and enjoyed the raw expression of the rapid waters for about five minutes before the sun set beneath the mountains I had my back turned to and suddenly the gorge was made out to be dark as night and a deafening quietness urged me to continue back to my car. Remember I still had about four miles to go. > I strapped on my trusty headlamp as to remain unencumbered and able to utilize my poles as efficiently as possible to get back through the jungle on a steep grade the whole rest of the way. It was dark and dreary the first mile but after making it out of the bottom of the gorge a little light started to press through the western trees in my path and before long I picked up my pace and shut-off the lamp and stopped a minute to retie my shoes; though it didn't keep my right ankle from cracking open where a blister started to form after my swim in Catawba falls earlier that day. > I suppose if I took the time to dry off proper I wouldn't have made it to Babel Tower the same time as the group I met and would have been even later to the river if I even decided to take on extra miles. I'm happy with my decision-making. 🌔 > > > > > > > #selftaught #selfauthoring #hiking #trails #narration #innervoice #monologue #linvillegorge #wildernessculture #wilderness #wildlife #wild #river #linvillegorgewilderness #automaticwriting #streamofconsciousness #entice #excite #realize #sunset #canyon #gorge #navigation #internal #compass 2 days ago by @erenoth
By the time I made it to the river it was close to nine o'clock. Timing continued to work out that way throughout the trip. I got to where I was going and enjoyed the raw expression of the rapid waters for about five minutes before the sun set beneath the mountains I had my back turned to and suddenly the gorge was made out to be dark as night and a deafening quietness urged me to continue back to my car. Remember I still had about four miles to go. > I strapped on my trusty headlamp as to remain unencumbered and able to utilize my poles as efficiently as possible to get back through the jungle on a steep grade the whole rest of the way. It was dark and dreary the first mile but after making it out of the bottom of the gorge a little light started to press through the western trees in my path and before long I picked up my pace and shut-off the lamp and stopped a minute to retie my shoes; though it didn't keep my right ankle from cracking open where a blister started to form after my swim in Catawba falls earlier that day. > I suppose if I took the time to dry off proper I wouldn't have made it to Babel Tower the same time as the group I met and would have been even later to the river if I even decided to take on extra miles. I'm happy with my decision-making. 🌔 > > > > > > > #selftaught #selfauthoring #hiking #trails #narration #innervoice #monologue #linvillegorge #wildernessculture #wilderness #wildlife #wild #river #linvillegorgewilderness #automaticwriting #streamofconsciousness #entice #excite #realize #sunset #canyon #gorge #navigation #internal #compass 2 days ago by @erenoth
Linville Gorge redefined gorgeous to me as hasn't been sought in this way since the drive into Yosemite last June along Tioga pass. > I planned to hike Babel Tower as a simple two mile round trip from the trailhead and doing another short trail on the way back to see the river and some falls but my car wouldn't make it close to first destination and I ended up hiking a longer way from where I was parked than the trail would be. > I found one overlook on the north end of the river I thought was Babel Tower before a few kind locals appeared behind me coming down the trail and helped guide me up another sixty feet or so to the real vista. We exchanged conversation along the way and they snapped this photo of me when we got there. I loved looking out onto Table Rock here in the distance, comparing it in my mind as a baby version of the Grandfather Mountain I scaled the next day. > To make things interesting for myself on the way back, I decided to tackle a few miles of the sixty mile through hike that circles the river and stops along nearly every sight in the gorge. This connected to the other trail I planned to take as another out and back on the way north if time allowed. Instead of two out and backs for a total of five miles, I did a big impromptu loop starting at five o'clock in the evening and totaling eleven miles including the distance to the car. > The forest was the most brutal and unforgiving of any I'd crossed yet in the Appalachians. I've never been to the Amazon, but I imagine the density and variety of slippery dew laden Flora I was climbing over and under those extra miles felt about like it would. A few sections were completely washed out and I had to use parts of fallen trees as steps and monkeybars to grapple between overlooking a hundred foot tumble down the ravine into the very quick river at the bottom. 🌔 > > > > > > > #iforgot #to #pickup #my #hat #so #thenext #person #toclimb #babeltower #will #earn #afree #pieceofclothing #theywill #probably #think #belonged #tosomeone #whojumped #perspective #imissmyhat #hellosendittomeplease #dmforaddress #greenwoolcap #trailfriends #adventure #linvillegorge #babeltower #hiking #life 2 days ago by @erenoth
Linville Gorge redefined gorgeous to me as hasn't been sought in this way since the drive into Yosemite last June along Tioga pass. > I planned to hike Babel Tower as a simple two mile round trip from the trailhead and doing another short trail on the way back to see the river and some falls but my car wouldn't make it close to first destination and I ended up hiking a longer way from where I was parked than the trail would be. > I found one overlook on the north end of the river I thought was Babel Tower before a few kind locals appeared behind me coming down the trail and helped guide me up another sixty feet or so to the real vista. We exchanged conversation along the way and they snapped this photo of me when we got there. I loved looking out onto Table Rock here in the distance, comparing it in my mind as a baby version of the Grandfather Mountain I scaled the next day. > To make things interesting for myself on the way back, I decided to tackle a few miles of the sixty mile through hike that circles the river and stops along nearly every sight in the gorge. This connected to the other trail I planned to take as another out and back on the way north if time allowed. Instead of two out and backs for a total of five miles, I did a big impromptu loop starting at five o'clock in the evening and totaling eleven miles including the distance to the car. > The forest was the most brutal and unforgiving of any I'd crossed yet in the Appalachians. I've never been to the Amazon, but I imagine the density and variety of slippery dew laden Flora I was climbing over and under those extra miles felt about like it would. A few sections were completely washed out and I had to use parts of fallen trees as steps and monkeybars to grapple between overlooking a hundred foot tumble down the ravine into the very quick river at the bottom. 🌔 > > > > > > > #iforgot #to #pickup #my #hat #so #thenext #person #toclimb #babeltower #will #earn #afree #pieceofclothing #theywill #probably #think #belonged #tosomeone #whojumped #perspective #imissmyhat #hellosendittomeplease #dmforaddress #greenwoolcap #trailfriends #adventure #linvillegorge #babeltower #hiking #life 2 days ago by @erenoth
#linvillegorge #trdoffroad #tacomaoffroad #familyvacation #lovemywife 2 days ago by @bcritcher
happiest #kayakingislife #linvillegorge 2 days ago by @twophobias
“What if our hard work ends in despair? What if the road won't take me there? Oh, I wish, for once, we could stay gold What if to love and be loved's not enough? What if I fall and can't bear to get up? Oh, I wish, for once, we could stay gold We could stay gold...” #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #linvillegorgeous #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #goldenhour #sunsetporn #mountainsunset #myblueridge #hikenc #ncoutdoors #nctrails #nchiking #pisgahnationalforest #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #nikkor18_55 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
“What if our hard work ends in despair? What if the road won't take me there? Oh, I wish, for once, we could stay gold What if to love and be loved's not enough? What if I fall and can't bear to get up? Oh, I wish, for once, we could stay gold We could stay gold...” #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #linvillegorgeous #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #goldenhour #sunsetporn #mountainsunset #myblueridge #hikenc #ncoutdoors #nctrails #nchiking #pisgahnationalforest #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #nikkor18_55 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
“What if our hard work ends in despair? What if the road won't take me there? Oh, I wish, for once, we could stay gold What if to love and be loved's not enough? What if I fall and can't bear to get up? Oh, I wish, for once, we could stay gold We could stay gold...” #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #linvillegorgeous #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #goldenhour #sunsetporn #mountainsunset #myblueridge #hikenc #ncoutdoors #nctrails #nchiking #pisgahnationalforest #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #nikkor18_55 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
“What if our hard work ends in despair? What if the road won't take me there? Oh, I wish, for once, we could stay gold What if to love and be loved's not enough? What if I fall and can't bear to get up? Oh, I wish, for once, we could stay gold We could stay gold...” #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #linvillegorgeous #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #goldenhour #sunsetporn #mountainsunset #myblueridge #hikenc #ncoutdoors #nctrails #nchiking #pisgahnationalforest #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #nikkor18_55 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
An awesome day exploring Linville Falls with my besties. #family #kids #kiddos #hike #nc #northcarolina #linvillegorge #linevillefalls #besties #dad 2 days ago by @mfeehleyjr
An awesome day exploring Linville Falls with my besties. #family #kids #kiddos #hike #nc #northcarolina #linvillegorge #linevillefalls #besties #dad 2 days ago by @mfeehleyjr
@patrickoakland 💜💜💜❤️❤️ having the best vacation ever with my babe in Linville North Carolina at Linville Falls😊😁🥰 #northcarolina #falls #waterfalls #linvillegorge #linvillefalls #couples #couple #water #goals 2 days ago by @sunnybird14
@patrickoakland 💜💜💜❤️❤️ having the best vacation ever with my babe in Linville North Carolina at Linville Falls😊😁🥰 #northcarolina #falls #waterfalls #linvillegorge #linvillefalls #couples #couple #water #goals 2 days ago by @sunnybird14
@patrickoakland 💜💜💜❤️❤️ having the best vacation ever with my babe in Linville North Carolina at Linville Falls😊😁🥰 #northcarolina #falls #waterfalls #linvillegorge #linvillefalls #couples #couple #water #goals 2 days ago by @sunnybird14
@patrickoakland 💜💜💜❤️❤️ having the best vacation ever with my babe in Linville North Carolina at Linville Falls😊😁🥰 #northcarolina #falls #waterfalls #linvillegorge #linvillefalls #couples #couple #water #goals 2 days ago by @sunnybird14
@patrickoakland 💜💜💜❤️❤️ having the best vacation ever with my babe in Linville North Carolina at Linville Falls😊😁🥰 #northcarolina #falls #waterfalls #linvillegorge #linvillefalls #couples #couple #water #goals 2 days ago by @sunnybird14
@patrickoakland 💜💜💜❤️❤️ having the best vacation ever with my babe in Linville North Carolina at Linville Falls😊😁🥰 #northcarolina #falls #waterfalls #linvillegorge #linvillefalls #couples #couple #water #goals 2 days ago by @sunnybird14
@patrickoakland 💜💜💜❤️❤️ having the best vacation ever with my babe in Linville North Carolina at Linville Falls😊😁🥰 #northcarolina #falls #waterfalls #linvillegorge #linvillefalls #couples #couple #water #goals 2 days ago by @sunnybird14
@patrickoakland 💜💜💜❤️❤️ having the best vacation ever with my babe in Linville North Carolina at Linville Falls😊😁🥰 #northcarolina #falls #waterfalls #linvillegorge #linvillefalls #couples #couple #water #goals 2 days ago by @sunnybird14
@patrickoakland 💜💜💜❤️❤️ having the best vacation ever with my babe in Linville North Carolina at Linville Falls😊😁🥰 #northcarolina #falls #waterfalls #linvillegorge #linvillefalls #couples #couple #water #goals 2 days ago by @sunnybird14
Weekend trip to the Linville Gorge. We did the ITAYG Loop...lots of big views and good times! #godisgoodallthetime #itsagreatdaytobealive #keephammering #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness 2 days ago by @hendricks_heroes
Weekend trip to the Linville Gorge. We did the ITAYG Loop...lots of big views and good times! #godisgoodallthetime #itsagreatdaytobealive #keephammering #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness 2 days ago by @hendricks_heroes
Weekend trip to the Linville Gorge. We did the ITAYG Loop...lots of big views and good times! #godisgoodallthetime #itsagreatdaytobealive #keephammering #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness 2 days ago by @hendricks_heroes
Weekend trip to the Linville Gorge. We did the ITAYG Loop...lots of big views and good times! #godisgoodallthetime #itsagreatdaytobealive #keephammering #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness 2 days ago by @hendricks_heroes
Weekend trip to the Linville Gorge. We did the ITAYG Loop...lots of big views and good times! #godisgoodallthetime #itsagreatdaytobealive #keephammering #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness 2 days ago by @hendricks_heroes
Weekend trip to the Linville Gorge. We did the ITAYG Loop...lots of big views and good times! #godisgoodallthetime #itsagreatdaytobealive #keephammering #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness 2 days ago by @hendricks_heroes
Weekend trip to the Linville Gorge. We did the ITAYG Loop...lots of big views and good times! #godisgoodallthetime #itsagreatdaytobealive #keephammering #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness 2 days ago by @hendricks_heroes
Weekend trip to the Linville Gorge. We did the ITAYG Loop...lots of big views and good times! #godisgoodallthetime #itsagreatdaytobealive #keephammering #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness 2 days ago by @hendricks_heroes
Weekend trip to the Linville Gorge. We did the ITAYG Loop...lots of big views and good times! #godisgoodallthetime #itsagreatdaytobealive #keephammering #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness 2 days ago by @hendricks_heroes
Weekend trip to the Linville Gorge. We did the ITAYG Loop...lots of big views and good times! #godisgoodallthetime #itsagreatdaytobealive #keephammering #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness 2 days ago by @hendricks_heroes
That feeling when you finally catch some sun ❤❤❤ Linville Plunge trail was my favorite trail I've done the past two months. 2 days ago by @amanda.rose_official
Day 13 May 25 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail I planned a long day to setup a short hike into Fontana Village the next day, so I got around and left before the others. One aspect I look for in my gear is simplicity so I can setup and take down when needed. That helps offset me sleeping in :) The climb up Cheoah Bald was a long consistent uphill, so I was happy when I reached the top. More views and another sunny day. Water strategy became important. There wasn’t a lack of water but some water sources weren’t real close to the trail. Who wants to walk an extra mile when you don’t have to. I took a break at Stecoah Gap then found myself climbing and climbing. About midway up I recalled Jacobs Ladder is in the area and sure enough I had found it. Thankfully it wasn’t too long but I was glad to be done with it. Finally, I thought I was getting close to Cable Gap shelter but realized I had read the mileage for Cody Gap on a sign. Ugh. I made it eventually. Nice spot to hammock with a creek nearby. Just under 20 miles on the day and 50 the last three days. Doing better than I expected. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 2 days ago by @hereispaul
Day 13 May 25 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail I planned a long day to setup a short hike into Fontana Village the next day, so I got around and left before the others. One aspect I look for in my gear is simplicity so I can setup and take down when needed. That helps offset me sleeping in :) The climb up Cheoah Bald was a long consistent uphill, so I was happy when I reached the top. More views and another sunny day. Water strategy became important. There wasn’t a lack of water but some water sources weren’t real close to the trail. Who wants to walk an extra mile when you don’t have to. I took a break at Stecoah Gap then found myself climbing and climbing. About midway up I recalled Jacobs Ladder is in the area and sure enough I had found it. Thankfully it wasn’t too long but I was glad to be done with it. Finally, I thought I was getting close to Cable Gap shelter but realized I had read the mileage for Cody Gap on a sign. Ugh. I made it eventually. Nice spot to hammock with a creek nearby. Just under 20 miles on the day and 50 the last three days. Doing better than I expected. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 2 days ago by @hereispaul

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Day 13 May 25 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail I planned a long day to setup a short hike into Fontana Village the next day, so I got around and left before the others. One aspect I look for in my gear is simplicity so I can setup and take down when needed. That helps offset me sleeping in :) The climb up Cheoah Bald was a long consistent uphill, so I was happy when I reached the top. More views and another sunny day. Water strategy became important. There wasn’t a lack of water but some water sources weren’t real close to the trail. Who wants to walk an extra mile when you don’t have to. I took a break at Stecoah Gap then found myself climbing and climbing. About midway up I recalled Jacobs Ladder is in the area and sure enough I had found it. Thankfully it wasn’t too long but I was glad to be done with it. Finally, I thought I was getting close to Cable Gap shelter but realized I had read the mileage for Cody Gap on a sign. Ugh. I made it eventually. Nice spot to hammock with a creek nearby. Just under 20 miles on the day and 50 the last three days. Doing better than I expected. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 2 days ago by @hereispaul
Day 13 May 25 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail I planned a long day to setup a short hike into Fontana Village the next day, so I got around and left before the others. One aspect I look for in my gear is simplicity so I can setup and take down when needed. That helps offset me sleeping in :) The climb up Cheoah Bald was a long consistent uphill, so I was happy when I reached the top. More views and another sunny day. Water strategy became important. There wasn’t a lack of water but some water sources weren’t real close to the trail. Who wants to walk an extra mile when you don’t have to. I took a break at Stecoah Gap then found myself climbing and climbing. About midway up I recalled Jacobs Ladder is in the area and sure enough I had found it. Thankfully it wasn’t too long but I was glad to be done with it. Finally, I thought I was getting close to Cable Gap shelter but realized I had read the mileage for Cody Gap on a sign. Ugh. I made it eventually. Nice spot to hammock with a creek nearby. Just under 20 miles on the day and 50 the last three days. Doing better than I expected. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 2 days ago by @hereispaul
Day 13 May 25 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail I planned a long day to setup a short hike into Fontana Village the next day, so I got around and left before the others. One aspect I look for in my gear is simplicity so I can setup and take down when needed. That helps offset me sleeping in :) The climb up Cheoah Bald was a long consistent uphill, so I was happy when I reached the top. More views and another sunny day. Water strategy became important. There wasn’t a lack of water but some water sources weren’t real close to the trail. Who wants to walk an extra mile when you don’t have to. I took a break at Stecoah Gap then found myself climbing and climbing. About midway up I recalled Jacobs Ladder is in the area and sure enough I had found it. Thankfully it wasn’t too long but I was glad to be done with it. Finally, I thought I was getting close to Cable Gap shelter but realized I had read the mileage for Cody Gap on a sign. Ugh. I made it eventually. Nice spot to hammock with a creek nearby. Just under 20 miles on the day and 50 the last three days. Doing better than I expected. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 2 days ago by @hereispaul
Day 13 May 25 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail I planned a long day to setup a short hike into Fontana Village the next day, so I got around and left before the others. One aspect I look for in my gear is simplicity so I can setup and take down when needed. That helps offset me sleeping in :) The climb up Cheoah Bald was a long consistent uphill, so I was happy when I reached the top. More views and another sunny day. Water strategy became important. There wasn’t a lack of water but some water sources weren’t real close to the trail. Who wants to walk an extra mile when you don’t have to. I took a break at Stecoah Gap then found myself climbing and climbing. About midway up I recalled Jacobs Ladder is in the area and sure enough I had found it. Thankfully it wasn’t too long but I was glad to be done with it. Finally, I thought I was getting close to Cable Gap shelter but realized I had read the mileage for Cody Gap on a sign. Ugh. I made it eventually. Nice spot to hammock with a creek nearby. Just under 20 miles on the day and 50 the last three days. Doing better than I expected. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 2 days ago by @hereispaul
Day 13 May 25 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail I planned a long day to setup a short hike into Fontana Village the next day, so I got around and left before the others. One aspect I look for in my gear is simplicity so I can setup and take down when needed. That helps offset me sleeping in :) The climb up Cheoah Bald was a long consistent uphill, so I was happy when I reached the top. More views and another sunny day. Water strategy became important. There wasn’t a lack of water but some water sources weren’t real close to the trail. Who wants to walk an extra mile when you don’t have to. I took a break at Stecoah Gap then found myself climbing and climbing. About midway up I recalled Jacobs Ladder is in the area and sure enough I had found it. Thankfully it wasn’t too long but I was glad to be done with it. Finally, I thought I was getting close to Cable Gap shelter but realized I had read the mileage for Cody Gap on a sign. Ugh. I made it eventually. Nice spot to hammock with a creek nearby. Just under 20 miles on the day and 50 the last three days. Doing better than I expected. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 2 days ago by @hereispaul
I staked out my spot and waited for the moonrise. A perfect scenario would have been a clear horizon so that I could get a shot of the dim moon against the mountains with landscape features visible in the shot. I was hopeful because last time I viewed the moonrise from here, it looked similarly hazy in the distance, but the moon cut through really clearly. No such luck this time, though. By the time it got above the cloud cover, it was high and bright and therefore apt to wash out against the dark horizon. Not crazy about any of these pictures, but it was still a nice sight in person. 🤷‍♂️ #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #fullbuckmoon #lunarphotography #fullmoonrising #moonrise 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
I staked out my spot and waited for the moonrise. A perfect scenario would have been a clear horizon so that I could get a shot of the dim moon against the mountains with landscape features visible in the shot. I was hopeful because last time I viewed the moonrise from here, it looked similarly hazy in the distance, but the moon cut through really clearly. No such luck this time, though. By the time it got above the cloud cover, it was high and bright and therefore apt to wash out against the dark horizon. Not crazy about any of these pictures, but it was still a nice sight in person. 🤷‍♂️ #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #fullbuckmoon #lunarphotography #fullmoonrising #moonrise 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
I staked out my spot and waited for the moonrise. A perfect scenario would have been a clear horizon so that I could get a shot of the dim moon against the mountains with landscape features visible in the shot. I was hopeful because last time I viewed the moonrise from here, it looked similarly hazy in the distance, but the moon cut through really clearly. No such luck this time, though. By the time it got above the cloud cover, it was high and bright and therefore apt to wash out against the dark horizon. Not crazy about any of these pictures, but it was still a nice sight in person. 🤷‍♂️ #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #fullbuckmoon #lunarphotography #fullmoonrising #moonrise 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
I staked out my spot and waited for the moonrise. A perfect scenario would have been a clear horizon so that I could get a shot of the dim moon against the mountains with landscape features visible in the shot. I was hopeful because last time I viewed the moonrise from here, it looked similarly hazy in the distance, but the moon cut through really clearly. No such luck this time, though. By the time it got above the cloud cover, it was high and bright and therefore apt to wash out against the dark horizon. Not crazy about any of these pictures, but it was still a nice sight in person. 🤷‍♂️ #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #fullbuckmoon #lunarphotography #fullmoonrising #moonrise 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
I staked out my spot and waited for the moonrise. A perfect scenario would have been a clear horizon so that I could get a shot of the dim moon against the mountains with landscape features visible in the shot. I was hopeful because last time I viewed the moonrise from here, it looked similarly hazy in the distance, but the moon cut through really clearly. No such luck this time, though. By the time it got above the cloud cover, it was high and bright and therefore apt to wash out against the dark horizon. Not crazy about any of these pictures, but it was still a nice sight in person. 🤷‍♂️ #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #fullbuckmoon #lunarphotography #fullmoonrising #moonrise 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
I staked out my spot and waited for the moonrise. A perfect scenario would have been a clear horizon so that I could get a shot of the dim moon against the mountains with landscape features visible in the shot. I was hopeful because last time I viewed the moonrise from here, it looked similarly hazy in the distance, but the moon cut through really clearly. No such luck this time, though. By the time it got above the cloud cover, it was high and bright and therefore apt to wash out against the dark horizon. Not crazy about any of these pictures, but it was still a nice sight in person. 🤷‍♂️ #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #fullbuckmoon #lunarphotography #fullmoonrising #moonrise 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
Went up Shortoff on the MST yesterday evening to just past the Pond with the intention of observing/photographing the full Buck Moon rising over the Catawba Valley on my way back down. Low cloud cover kind of sabotaged that, but I did get some shots of other cool stuff, and I got a good spot of cardio in by pushing myself to make <20 min. miles up the hill in the 90° heat and humidity. Hence the sweat. #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gaybear #gayhiker #scruffygay #beardedcub #instabear #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #tablerocknc 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
Went up Shortoff on the MST yesterday evening to just past the Pond with the intention of observing/photographing the full Buck Moon rising over the Catawba Valley on my way back down. Low cloud cover kind of sabotaged that, but I did get some shots of other cool stuff, and I got a good spot of cardio in by pushing myself to make <20 min. miles up the hill in the 90° heat and humidity. Hence the sweat. #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gaybear #gayhiker #scruffygay #beardedcub #instabear #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #tablerocknc 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
Went up Shortoff on the MST yesterday evening to just past the Pond with the intention of observing/photographing the full Buck Moon rising over the Catawba Valley on my way back down. Low cloud cover kind of sabotaged that, but I did get some shots of other cool stuff, and I got a good spot of cardio in by pushing myself to make <20 min. miles up the hill in the 90° heat and humidity. Hence the sweat. #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gaybear #gayhiker #scruffygay #beardedcub #instabear #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #tablerocknc 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
Went up Shortoff on the MST yesterday evening to just past the Pond with the intention of observing/photographing the full Buck Moon rising over the Catawba Valley on my way back down. Low cloud cover kind of sabotaged that, but I did get some shots of other cool stuff, and I got a good spot of cardio in by pushing myself to make <20 min. miles up the hill in the 90° heat and humidity. Hence the sweat. #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gaybear #gayhiker #scruffygay #beardedcub #instabear #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #tablerocknc 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
Went up Shortoff on the MST yesterday evening to just past the Pond with the intention of observing/photographing the full Buck Moon rising over the Catawba Valley on my way back down. Low cloud cover kind of sabotaged that, but I did get some shots of other cool stuff, and I got a good spot of cardio in by pushing myself to make <20 min. miles up the hill in the 90° heat and humidity. Hence the sweat. #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gaybear #gayhiker #scruffygay #beardedcub #instabear #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #tablerocknc 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
Went up Shortoff on the MST yesterday evening to just past the Pond with the intention of observing/photographing the full Buck Moon rising over the Catawba Valley on my way back down. Low cloud cover kind of sabotaged that, but I did get some shots of other cool stuff, and I got a good spot of cardio in by pushing myself to make <20 min. miles up the hill in the 90° heat and humidity. Hence the sweat. #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gaybear #gayhiker #scruffygay #beardedcub #instabear #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #tablerocknc 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
Went up Shortoff on the MST yesterday evening to just past the Pond with the intention of observing/photographing the full Buck Moon rising over the Catawba Valley on my way back down. Low cloud cover kind of sabotaged that, but I did get some shots of other cool stuff, and I got a good spot of cardio in by pushing myself to make <20 min. miles up the hill in the 90° heat and humidity. Hence the sweat. #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gaybear #gayhiker #scruffygay #beardedcub #instabear #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #tablerocknc 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
Went up Shortoff on the MST yesterday evening to just past the Pond with the intention of observing/photographing the full Buck Moon rising over the Catawba Valley on my way back down. Low cloud cover kind of sabotaged that, but I did get some shots of other cool stuff, and I got a good spot of cardio in by pushing myself to make <20 min. miles up the hill in the 90° heat and humidity. Hence the sweat. #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gaybear #gayhiker #scruffygay #beardedcub #instabear #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #tablerocknc 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
Went up Shortoff on the MST yesterday evening to just past the Pond with the intention of observing/photographing the full Buck Moon rising over the Catawba Valley on my way back down. Low cloud cover kind of sabotaged that, but I did get some shots of other cool stuff, and I got a good spot of cardio in by pushing myself to make <20 min. miles up the hill in the 90° heat and humidity. Hence the sweat. #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gaybear #gayhiker #scruffygay #beardedcub #instabear #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #tablerocknc 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
Went up Shortoff on the MST yesterday evening to just past the Pond with the intention of observing/photographing the full Buck Moon rising over the Catawba Valley on my way back down. Low cloud cover kind of sabotaged that, but I did get some shots of other cool stuff, and I got a good spot of cardio in by pushing myself to make <20 min. miles up the hill in the 90° heat and humidity. Hence the sweat. #shortoffmountain #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #gaybear #gayhiker #scruffygay #beardedcub #instabear #gayoutdoors #outsidewithpride #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge #tablerocknc 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
Name a more iconic dead tree from the southeast rim of Linville Gorge. I’ll wait. #shortoffmountain #lakejames #mountainstoseatrail #linvillegorge #linvillegorgeous #linvillegorgewilderness #hikenc #hikingaddict #hikertrash #nc100miles #nikond3500 #nikond3500photography #ncoutdoors #nchiking #myblueridge 2 days ago by @lando_the_magnificent
One of my favorite things about us is that we have more pictures of us on mountains than we do anywhere else 😂 @codicarmack Thanks to @prometheus__2003 for adding these to our collection. To many more. #friendswhohike #usonmountains #linvillegorge #linville #eveninghike #nc #hikenc #outdoors #getoutdoors 2 days ago by @mountaingypsies
One of my favorite things about us is that we have more pictures of us on mountains than we do anywhere else 😂 @codicarmack Thanks to @prometheus__2003 for adding these to our collection. To many more. #friendswhohike #usonmountains #linvillegorge #linville #eveninghike #nc #hikenc #outdoors #getoutdoors 2 days ago by @mountaingypsies
One of my favorite things about us is that we have more pictures of us on mountains than we do anywhere else 😂 @codicarmack Thanks to @prometheus__2003 for adding these to our collection. To many more. #friendswhohike #usonmountains #linvillegorge #linville #eveninghike #nc #hikenc #outdoors #getoutdoors 2 days ago by @mountaingypsies
One of my favorite things about us is that we have more pictures of us on mountains than we do anywhere else 😂 @codicarmack Thanks to @prometheus__2003 for adding these to our collection. To many more. #friendswhohike #usonmountains #linvillegorge #linville #eveninghike #nc #hikenc #outdoors #getoutdoors 2 days ago by @mountaingypsies
One of my favorite things about us is that we have more pictures of us on mountains than we do anywhere else 😂 @codicarmack Thanks to @prometheus__2003 for adding these to our collection. To many more. #friendswhohike #usonmountains #linvillegorge #linville #eveninghike #nc #hikenc #outdoors #getoutdoors 2 days ago by @mountaingypsies
Mbombay Gaaja by @mbombay_cigars . . . Another great hike with @codicarmack and @mountaingypsies , this time on Shortoff Mountain. We found a trail slightly below the main trail that worked the rock ledges and provided some spectacular vistas you cannot access from the main trail. Find you some trail warriors and get off of the couch! . . . #botl #sotl #cigar #cigars #cigarphotography #cigaroftheday #dailycigar #cigaraficionado #cigarporn #cigarsociety #cigarsnob #cigarboss #mbombay #mbombaygaaja #linvillegorge #shortoffmountain #pisgahnationalforest #nchiking #hikenorthcarolina #hikenc 2 days ago by @prometheus__2003
I get excited when we have fun things to look forward to. Thankfully, right now, that’s a lot! 🙌 . . We’re headed to DC mid-week next week, then headed to the beach for the weekend, before going back to DC, and then to the mountains. 🏙🏖🏔 . . We’re also looking forward to some meetup planning. We are working on a trip to South Dakota over Columbus Day weekend with @midwestcanines. And, we’re working on visiting @khaleesi_thedobe when she’s here in he US visiting @therapydoberman ! 💕 . . Also, our fence is finally being installed here at home, so that is a huge relief too 👍 . . Tell me something that you’re looking forward to! 🥰 . . Hard to see, but the girls are both rocking the patriot collar by @pacifichound (DOBIESISTERS10 to save!) 🇺🇸 . . #dobiesisters #doberman #alldoberman #dobermanpinscher #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #westernnc #pacifichound #dogstagram #rescuedog #ilovemydog #adventureswithdogs #hikingwithdogs 2 days ago by @dobiesisters
Someone was so tired during our hike, she had to sleep on my shoe! . . . #whopupruepup #letsplayfetchmom #sleepyhead #tireddog #shoes #hikingdog #hiking #cattledogsofinstagram #heelergram #heelersofinstagram #dogsofistagram #linvillegorge 2 days ago by @cattlepups
#crabtreefalls #waterfallwednesday #waterfall #crabtreefallsnc #chasingncwaterfalls #ncwaterfalls #linvillegorge #littleswitzerlandnc #waterfalls #waterfall 💦 #blueridgemountains #waterfallsofinstagram #blueridgemoments #ncmountains #mountains #themountainsarecalling #hiking #getoutside #leavenotrace 2 days ago by @chasingncwaterfalls
Todays climbing picture from the trail to the Chimneys. Beautiful landscape and fantastic friendships. #linvillegorge #tablerock 2 days ago by @c4bphoto
I can’t say this any clearer. GO DRIVE THE PARKWAY! The native rhodos are so gorgeous and the are lining the Blue Ridge Parkway just like this!! • Visit www.shawnmitchellphoto.com to order prints. • #exploreboone #ncoutdoor_inc #adventureAppalachia #828isgreat #booneview #ncstateparks #visitnc #ashevilletrails #romanticasheville #blueridgemoments #linvillegorge #blueridgeoutdoors #ashevillemoments #explorenc #appalachian_explorers #shareyourNC #rhododendron #natgeo #nikonlandscape #blueridgeparkway 2 days ago by @shawnmitchellphoto

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As you can hear, I’m kind of breathless in this one. My mantra hiking usually goes ‘pain is pleasure, pain is pleasure’. After all, difficulty promises great rewards, yeah? @codicarmack @prometheus__2003 🥾⛰🌲🌳 #linvillegorge #linville #mountains #nc #whyihike #getoutdoors #hike #hiking #hikingnc #newtrails #outdoors #greatmapsleadtobraverexploration 3 days ago by @mountaingypsies
Pretty rhodo from the gorge this week ❤ We've had a couple weeks off due to all the rain lately; it's nice to get back in the field! Fingers crossed it'll stay dry for a bit 🤞🤞 #flower #rhododendron #linvillegorge 3 days ago by @lawsy.lou
The best evenings happen underneath wings. #aviation #pipercub #j3 #carolinacubclub #cubbin #wnc #linvillegorge 3 days ago by @j_stain89
The best evenings happen underneath wings. #aviation #pipercub #j3 #carolinacubclub #cubbin #wnc #linvillegorge 3 days ago by @j_stain89
The best evenings happen underneath wings. #aviation #pipercub #j3 #carolinacubclub #cubbin #wnc #linvillegorge 3 days ago by @j_stain89
The best evenings happen underneath wings. #aviation #pipercub #j3 #carolinacubclub #cubbin #wnc #linvillegorge 3 days ago by @j_stain89
Luckily I always pack a fly rod when we head to the mountains. And I am really loving this Dragontail Shadowfire 365 Tenkara rod. I did a lot of high sticking with a conventional fly rod so this is a pretty natural switch for me. Finally stuck a few trout with it. 2 Browns, a Rainbow, a horny head sucker, and a couple creek chubs. This is marginal trout water so you get some trash fish in the mix. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike #tenkara #dragontailshadowfire #tenkaraflyfishing #flyfishing #troutonthefly #wildbrowntrout #rainbowtrout #coldwatertherapy 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
Luckily I always pack a fly rod when we head to the mountains. And I am really loving this Dragontail Shadowfire 365 Tenkara rod. I did a lot of high sticking with a conventional fly rod so this is a pretty natural switch for me. Finally stuck a few trout with it. 2 Browns, a Rainbow, a horny head sucker, and a couple creek chubs. This is marginal trout water so you get some trash fish in the mix. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike #tenkara #dragontailshadowfire #tenkaraflyfishing #flyfishing #troutonthefly #wildbrowntrout #rainbowtrout #coldwatertherapy 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
Luckily I always pack a fly rod when we head to the mountains. And I am really loving this Dragontail Shadowfire 365 Tenkara rod. I did a lot of high sticking with a conventional fly rod so this is a pretty natural switch for me. Finally stuck a few trout with it. 2 Browns, a Rainbow, a horny head sucker, and a couple creek chubs. This is marginal trout water so you get some trash fish in the mix. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike #tenkara #dragontailshadowfire #tenkaraflyfishing #flyfishing #troutonthefly #wildbrowntrout #rainbowtrout #coldwatertherapy 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
Luckily I always pack a fly rod when we head to the mountains. And I am really loving this Dragontail Shadowfire 365 Tenkara rod. I did a lot of high sticking with a conventional fly rod so this is a pretty natural switch for me. Finally stuck a few trout with it. 2 Browns, a Rainbow, a horny head sucker, and a couple creek chubs. This is marginal trout water so you get some trash fish in the mix. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike #tenkara #dragontailshadowfire #tenkaraflyfishing #flyfishing #troutonthefly #wildbrowntrout #rainbowtrout #coldwatertherapy 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
Luckily I always pack a fly rod when we head to the mountains. And I am really loving this Dragontail Shadowfire 365 Tenkara rod. I did a lot of high sticking with a conventional fly rod so this is a pretty natural switch for me. Finally stuck a few trout with it. 2 Browns, a Rainbow, a horny head sucker, and a couple creek chubs. This is marginal trout water so you get some trash fish in the mix. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike #tenkara #dragontailshadowfire #tenkaraflyfishing #flyfishing #troutonthefly #wildbrowntrout #rainbowtrout #coldwatertherapy 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
Luckily I always pack a fly rod when we head to the mountains. And I am really loving this Dragontail Shadowfire 365 Tenkara rod. I did a lot of high sticking with a conventional fly rod so this is a pretty natural switch for me. Finally stuck a few trout with it. 2 Browns, a Rainbow, a horny head sucker, and a couple creek chubs. This is marginal trout water so you get some trash fish in the mix. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike #tenkara #dragontailshadowfire #tenkaraflyfishing #flyfishing #troutonthefly #wildbrowntrout #rainbowtrout #coldwatertherapy 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
Luckily I always pack a fly rod when we head to the mountains. And I am really loving this Dragontail Shadowfire 365 Tenkara rod. I did a lot of high sticking with a conventional fly rod so this is a pretty natural switch for me. Finally stuck a few trout with it. 2 Browns, a Rainbow, a horny head sucker, and a couple creek chubs. This is marginal trout water so you get some trash fish in the mix. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike #tenkara #dragontailshadowfire #tenkaraflyfishing #flyfishing #troutonthefly #wildbrowntrout #rainbowtrout #coldwatertherapy 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
Took a bit of an unplanned hike today down the plunge pool trail at Linville Falls. Construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway had the trailhead we wanted closed. This was a new trail for us and it was a good hike. Fishing pics to follow. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
Took a bit of an unplanned hike today down the plunge pool trail at Linville Falls. Construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway had the trailhead we wanted closed. This was a new trail for us and it was a good hike. Fishing pics to follow. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
Took a bit of an unplanned hike today down the plunge pool trail at Linville Falls. Construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway had the trailhead we wanted closed. This was a new trail for us and it was a good hike. Fishing pics to follow. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
Took a bit of an unplanned hike today down the plunge pool trail at Linville Falls. Construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway had the trailhead we wanted closed. This was a new trail for us and it was a good hike. Fishing pics to follow. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
Took a bit of an unplanned hike today down the plunge pool trail at Linville Falls. Construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway had the trailhead we wanted closed. This was a new trail for us and it was a good hike. Fishing pics to follow. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
Took a bit of an unplanned hike today down the plunge pool trail at Linville Falls. Construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway had the trailhead we wanted closed. This was a new trail for us and it was a good hike. Fishing pics to follow. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
Took a bit of an unplanned hike today down the plunge pool trail at Linville Falls. Construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway had the trailhead we wanted closed. This was a new trail for us and it was a good hike. Fishing pics to follow. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
Took a bit of an unplanned hike today down the plunge pool trail at Linville Falls. Construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway had the trailhead we wanted closed. This was a new trail for us and it was a good hike. Fishing pics to follow. #chiefsholsters #getoutside #hikenc #hikeburkecounty #linvillefalls #linvillegorge #wildernessarea #linvilleriver #notjustholsters #takeahike 3 days ago by @chiefsholsters
My rock. 🐶 #Ransomray #danesofinstagram #bestfriend #dogsofinstagram #jmillsthetravelingbarber #nature #natureboy #photooftheday #travelphotography #linvillegorge #nc #hike #getlostwithme #gooutside #getoutside #naturephotography #myrock #exploring #exploremore #dog #like love 3 days ago by @jmillsthetravelingbarber
Day 12 May 24 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Up at 7am. Maybe I’ll turn into a morning person yet. Haha JK. First up - I got to the Wesser Bald lookout tower. It’s different than a lot of other towers in that it’s like a 20’x20’ platform on top. Great 360 degree views. I laid and watched the clouds float by as the sweat dried from my shirt as it hung on the railing. Then it was a loooong downhill to the Natahala Outdoor Center (NOC), where I stopped for a burger, fries, Coke and later beer by the river. I found the coveted seat next to the electric outlet. Fun watching the kayaks and recalling our time in duckies on the river. Put my legs in the water and it was as cold as I remembered. Chafing sucks. I realized at the NOC I had gone from from 0/10 to 9/10 chafing problems. Applied some body glide but it was too late so I cowboy walked up the trail until I hit the first camp with water a few miles after the railroad tracks. The fun part was 5 other thru hikers joined (the camp, not the cowboy walk) so I got to enjoy the trail conversation. Oh and one hiker shared a beer. Score. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 3 days ago by @hereispaul
Day 12 May 24 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Up at 7am. Maybe I’ll turn into a morning person yet. Haha JK. First up - I got to the Wesser Bald lookout tower. It’s different than a lot of other towers in that it’s like a 20’x20’ platform on top. Great 360 degree views. I laid and watched the clouds float by as the sweat dried from my shirt as it hung on the railing. Then it was a loooong downhill to the Natahala Outdoor Center (NOC), where I stopped for a burger, fries, Coke and later beer by the river. I found the coveted seat next to the electric outlet. Fun watching the kayaks and recalling our time in duckies on the river. Put my legs in the water and it was as cold as I remembered. Chafing sucks. I realized at the NOC I had gone from from 0/10 to 9/10 chafing problems. Applied some body glide but it was too late so I cowboy walked up the trail until I hit the first camp with water a few miles after the railroad tracks. The fun part was 5 other thru hikers joined (the camp, not the cowboy walk) so I got to enjoy the trail conversation. Oh and one hiker shared a beer. Score. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 3 days ago by @hereispaul

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Day 12 May 24 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Up at 7am. Maybe I’ll turn into a morning person yet. Haha JK. First up - I got to the Wesser Bald lookout tower. It’s different than a lot of other towers in that it’s like a 20’x20’ platform on top. Great 360 degree views. I laid and watched the clouds float by as the sweat dried from my shirt as it hung on the railing. Then it was a loooong downhill to the Natahala Outdoor Center (NOC), where I stopped for a burger, fries, Coke and later beer by the river. I found the coveted seat next to the electric outlet. Fun watching the kayaks and recalling our time in duckies on the river. Put my legs in the water and it was as cold as I remembered. Chafing sucks. I realized at the NOC I had gone from from 0/10 to 9/10 chafing problems. Applied some body glide but it was too late so I cowboy walked up the trail until I hit the first camp with water a few miles after the railroad tracks. The fun part was 5 other thru hikers joined (the camp, not the cowboy walk) so I got to enjoy the trail conversation. Oh and one hiker shared a beer. Score. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 3 days ago by @hereispaul
Day 12 May 24 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Up at 7am. Maybe I’ll turn into a morning person yet. Haha JK. First up - I got to the Wesser Bald lookout tower. It’s different than a lot of other towers in that it’s like a 20’x20’ platform on top. Great 360 degree views. I laid and watched the clouds float by as the sweat dried from my shirt as it hung on the railing. Then it was a loooong downhill to the Natahala Outdoor Center (NOC), where I stopped for a burger, fries, Coke and later beer by the river. I found the coveted seat next to the electric outlet. Fun watching the kayaks and recalling our time in duckies on the river. Put my legs in the water and it was as cold as I remembered. Chafing sucks. I realized at the NOC I had gone from from 0/10 to 9/10 chafing problems. Applied some body glide but it was too late so I cowboy walked up the trail until I hit the first camp with water a few miles after the railroad tracks. The fun part was 5 other thru hikers joined (the camp, not the cowboy walk) so I got to enjoy the trail conversation. Oh and one hiker shared a beer. Score. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 3 days ago by @hereispaul
Day 12 May 24 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Up at 7am. Maybe I’ll turn into a morning person yet. Haha JK. First up - I got to the Wesser Bald lookout tower. It’s different than a lot of other towers in that it’s like a 20’x20’ platform on top. Great 360 degree views. I laid and watched the clouds float by as the sweat dried from my shirt as it hung on the railing. Then it was a loooong downhill to the Natahala Outdoor Center (NOC), where I stopped for a burger, fries, Coke and later beer by the river. I found the coveted seat next to the electric outlet. Fun watching the kayaks and recalling our time in duckies on the river. Put my legs in the water and it was as cold as I remembered. Chafing sucks. I realized at the NOC I had gone from from 0/10 to 9/10 chafing problems. Applied some body glide but it was too late so I cowboy walked up the trail until I hit the first camp with water a few miles after the railroad tracks. The fun part was 5 other thru hikers joined (the camp, not the cowboy walk) so I got to enjoy the trail conversation. Oh and one hiker shared a beer. Score. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 3 days ago by @hereispaul
Day 12 May 24 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Up at 7am. Maybe I’ll turn into a morning person yet. Haha JK. First up - I got to the Wesser Bald lookout tower. It’s different than a lot of other towers in that it’s like a 20’x20’ platform on top. Great 360 degree views. I laid and watched the clouds float by as the sweat dried from my shirt as it hung on the railing. Then it was a loooong downhill to the Natahala Outdoor Center (NOC), where I stopped for a burger, fries, Coke and later beer by the river. I found the coveted seat next to the electric outlet. Fun watching the kayaks and recalling our time in duckies on the river. Put my legs in the water and it was as cold as I remembered. Chafing sucks. I realized at the NOC I had gone from from 0/10 to 9/10 chafing problems. Applied some body glide but it was too late so I cowboy walked up the trail until I hit the first camp with water a few miles after the railroad tracks. The fun part was 5 other thru hikers joined (the camp, not the cowboy walk) so I got to enjoy the trail conversation. Oh and one hiker shared a beer. Score. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 3 days ago by @hereispaul

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Day 12 May 24 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Up at 7am. Maybe I’ll turn into a morning person yet. Haha JK. First up - I got to the Wesser Bald lookout tower. It’s different than a lot of other towers in that it’s like a 20’x20’ platform on top. Great 360 degree views. I laid and watched the clouds float by as the sweat dried from my shirt as it hung on the railing. Then it was a loooong downhill to the Natahala Outdoor Center (NOC), where I stopped for a burger, fries, Coke and later beer by the river. I found the coveted seat next to the electric outlet. Fun watching the kayaks and recalling our time in duckies on the river. Put my legs in the water and it was as cold as I remembered. Chafing sucks. I realized at the NOC I had gone from from 0/10 to 9/10 chafing problems. Applied some body glide but it was too late so I cowboy walked up the trail until I hit the first camp with water a few miles after the railroad tracks. The fun part was 5 other thru hikers joined (the camp, not the cowboy walk) so I got to enjoy the trail conversation. Oh and one hiker shared a beer. Score. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 3 days ago by @hereispaul
Day 12 May 24 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail Up at 7am. Maybe I’ll turn into a morning person yet. Haha JK. First up - I got to the Wesser Bald lookout tower. It’s different than a lot of other towers in that it’s like a 20’x20’ platform on top. Great 360 degree views. I laid and watched the clouds float by as the sweat dried from my shirt as it hung on the railing. Then it was a loooong downhill to the Natahala Outdoor Center (NOC), where I stopped for a burger, fries, Coke and later beer by the river. I found the coveted seat next to the electric outlet. Fun watching the kayaks and recalling our time in duckies on the river. Put my legs in the water and it was as cold as I remembered. Chafing sucks. I realized at the NOC I had gone from from 0/10 to 9/10 chafing problems. Applied some body glide but it was too late so I cowboy walked up the trail until I hit the first camp with water a few miles after the railroad tracks. The fun part was 5 other thru hikers joined (the camp, not the cowboy walk) so I got to enjoy the trail conversation. Oh and one hiker shared a beer. Score. #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 3 days ago by @hereispaul

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Rain rolling in on Table Rock, Linville gorge. #tradisrad #linvillegorge 3 days ago by @doherty.brandon
Lower Linville Falls taken earlier this spring on a weekend hike 🌄 Check out my latest blog post about visiting Linville Falls, the trails and recommendations for your best hike - https://stephpurk.com/linville-falls/ 3 days ago by @stephpurk_photography
My 90 year old grandfather showed me some pretty cool spots last weekend 👀 3 days ago by @lukehiggsphotos
25 miles in, not dead yet! - - - - - - - #MST #LinvilleGorge #BRP #Section4 #GraniteGear #Osprey #JustKeepWalking #REIEmployee #OptOutside #Backpacking 3 days ago by @d_whitley
25 miles in, not dead yet! - - - - - - - #MST #LinvilleGorge #BRP #Section4 #GraniteGear #Osprey #JustKeepWalking #REIEmployee #OptOutside #Backpacking 3 days ago by @d_whitley
25 miles in, not dead yet! - - - - - - - #MST #LinvilleGorge #BRP #Section4 #GraniteGear #Osprey #JustKeepWalking #REIEmployee #OptOutside #Backpacking 3 days ago by @d_whitley
25 miles in, not dead yet! - - - - - - - #MST #LinvilleGorge #BRP #Section4 #GraniteGear #Osprey #JustKeepWalking #REIEmployee #OptOutside #Backpacking 3 days ago by @d_whitley
25 miles in, not dead yet! - - - - - - - #MST #LinvilleGorge #BRP #Section4 #GraniteGear #Osprey #JustKeepWalking #REIEmployee #OptOutside #Backpacking 3 days ago by @d_whitley
25 miles in, not dead yet! - - - - - - - #MST #LinvilleGorge #BRP #Section4 #GraniteGear #Osprey #JustKeepWalking #REIEmployee #OptOutside #Backpacking 3 days ago by @d_whitley
25 miles in, not dead yet! - - - - - - - #MST #LinvilleGorge #BRP #Section4 #GraniteGear #Osprey #JustKeepWalking #REIEmployee #OptOutside #Backpacking 3 days ago by @d_whitley
25 miles in, not dead yet! - - - - - - - #MST #LinvilleGorge #BRP #Section4 #GraniteGear #Osprey #JustKeepWalking #REIEmployee #OptOutside #Backpacking 3 days ago by @d_whitley
25 miles in, not dead yet! - - - - - - - #MST #LinvilleGorge #BRP #Section4 #GraniteGear #Osprey #JustKeepWalking #REIEmployee #OptOutside #Backpacking 3 days ago by @d_whitley
25 miles in, not dead yet! - - - - - - - #MST #LinvilleGorge #BRP #Section4 #GraniteGear #Osprey #JustKeepWalking #REIEmployee #OptOutside #Backpacking 3 days ago by @d_whitley
#pisgahsucksdontcomehere #linvillegorge 3 days ago by @huck_flynn
Some weekend adventure and mountain time with @mrdoolit. Hiking in Linville Gorge wilderness. Swimming in the river. The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, watching the track and field events and listening so some great bagpipe music. Dinner and games with friends. Plus getting in some needed dad time and tubing down the river. #ncmountains #grandfathermountainhighlandgames #linvillegorge #pugsofinstagram 3 days ago by @farrawaypug
Some weekend adventure and mountain time with @mrdoolit. Hiking in Linville Gorge wilderness. Swimming in the river. The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, watching the track and field events and listening so some great bagpipe music. Dinner and games with friends. Plus getting in some needed dad time and tubing down the river. #ncmountains #grandfathermountainhighlandgames #linvillegorge #pugsofinstagram 3 days ago by @farrawaypug
Some weekend adventure and mountain time with @mrdoolit. Hiking in Linville Gorge wilderness. Swimming in the river. The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, watching the track and field events and listening so some great bagpipe music. Dinner and games with friends. Plus getting in some needed dad time and tubing down the river. #ncmountains #grandfathermountainhighlandgames #linvillegorge #pugsofinstagram 3 days ago by @farrawaypug
Some weekend adventure and mountain time with @mrdoolit. Hiking in Linville Gorge wilderness. Swimming in the river. The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, watching the track and field events and listening so some great bagpipe music. Dinner and games with friends. Plus getting in some needed dad time and tubing down the river. #ncmountains #grandfathermountainhighlandgames #linvillegorge #pugsofinstagram 3 days ago by @farrawaypug
Some weekend adventure and mountain time with @mrdoolit. Hiking in Linville Gorge wilderness. Swimming in the river. The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, watching the track and field events and listening so some great bagpipe music. Dinner and games with friends. Plus getting in some needed dad time and tubing down the river. #ncmountains #grandfathermountainhighlandgames #linvillegorge #pugsofinstagram 3 days ago by @farrawaypug
Some weekend adventure and mountain time with @mrdoolit. Hiking in Linville Gorge wilderness. Swimming in the river. The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, watching the track and field events and listening so some great bagpipe music. Dinner and games with friends. Plus getting in some needed dad time and tubing down the river. #ncmountains #grandfathermountainhighlandgames #linvillegorge #pugsofinstagram 3 days ago by @farrawaypug
Some weekend adventure and mountain time with @mrdoolit. Hiking in Linville Gorge wilderness. Swimming in the river. The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, watching the track and field events and listening so some great bagpipe music. Dinner and games with friends. Plus getting in some needed dad time and tubing down the river. #ncmountains #grandfathermountainhighlandgames #linvillegorge #pugsofinstagram 3 days ago by @farrawaypug

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Some weekend adventure and mountain time with @mrdoolit. Hiking in Linville Gorge wilderness. Swimming in the river. The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, watching the track and field events and listening so some great bagpipe music. Dinner and games with friends. Plus getting in some needed dad time and tubing down the river. #ncmountains #grandfathermountainhighlandgames #linvillegorge #pugsofinstagram 3 days ago by @farrawaypug
Some weekend adventure and mountain time with @mrdoolit. Hiking in Linville Gorge wilderness. Swimming in the river. The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, watching the track and field events and listening so some great bagpipe music. Dinner and games with friends. Plus getting in some needed dad time and tubing down the river. #ncmountains #grandfathermountainhighlandgames #linvillegorge #pugsofinstagram 3 days ago by @farrawaypug
Some weekend adventure and mountain time with @mrdoolit. Hiking in Linville Gorge wilderness. Swimming in the river. The Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, watching the track and field events and listening so some great bagpipe music. Dinner and games with friends. Plus getting in some needed dad time and tubing down the river. #ncmountains #grandfathermountainhighlandgames #linvillegorge #pugsofinstagram 3 days ago by @farrawaypug
In the western part of North Carolina lies the Linville Gorge, a vast wilderness area encompassing nearly 12,000 acres / 5,000 ha of Pisgah National Forest. This vantage point is from Hawksbill, the highest peak in the gorge at just over 4,000 ft / 1,200 m. The peak offers 360 degree views of the gorge and the nearby mountains. I hiked the short (0.75 mile / 1.2 km) trail up to the summit with my brother-in-law / local guide in the dark so we could catch these first colors of sunrise. Worth it! 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 3 days ago by @micahdickinson
Sweet Carolina! Erick makes some new friends that help him reach new heights on this week's episode of #TVUncharted. You can catch it tomorrow at 6 p.m. on our YouTube channel! 3 days ago by @tnvalleyuncharted
Sweet Carolina! Erick makes some new friends that help him reach new heights on this week's episode of #TVUncharted. You can catch it tomorrow at 6 p.m. on our YouTube channel! 3 days ago by @tnvalleyuncharted
Sweet Carolina! Erick makes some new friends that help him reach new heights on this week's episode of #TVUncharted. You can catch it tomorrow at 6 p.m. on our YouTube channel! 3 days ago by @tnvalleyuncharted
Sweet Carolina! Erick makes some new friends that help him reach new heights on this week's episode of #TVUncharted. You can catch it tomorrow at 6 p.m. on our YouTube channel! 3 days ago by @tnvalleyuncharted
On top of the world with you is the best 😍 #hawksbillmountain #climb #hike #hiking #ihikeasheville #love #sun #sunrays #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness 3 days ago by @ihikeasheville
Waiting for the weekend like.... 3 days ago by @lou_wanders
#linvillegorge #dopecampsite 3 days ago by @kevinburnet
Just out here "pissing my life away" . . . 📸: @mr_370z . . #linvillegorge #highway181 #828isgreat #brownmountain #morgantonnc #overlook #outdoors #touge #gingercake #raspberry #dirtysouth #ncmountains #northcarolina #dicksoutforharambe 4 days ago by @clinesdale
Day 11 May 23 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail At Franklin NC, I could pick between continuing on the Bartram Trail or jumping up to the AT. I decided to hit the AT - the section from Winding Stair Gap to the NOC (and beyond) has been on my list for some time due to all the balds. I’m a sucker for views. To get to the trailhead, Bobby the Greek shuttled me from Oconaluftee Visitor Center (GSMNP) near Cherokee, NC to Winding Stair Gap ($60). After having a few days off trail, I felt rested and the mileage came easy. It didn’t seem long and I was at Wayah Bald. I didn’t know it was a place you could drive up to. You can see burned trees nearby from a fire in 2016 that also damaged the tower, which has since been repaired. The views were great and I could see Rabun Bald where I had been previously. I continued on and camped .1 mile past Cold Spring Gap Shelter, at a place on the ridge with views down the valley. I could hear some folks at the shelter but didn’t meet them until later (3 girls thru hiking). #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 4 days ago by @hereispaul
Day 11 May 23 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail At Franklin NC, I could pick between continuing on the Bartram Trail or jumping up to the AT. I decided to hit the AT - the section from Winding Stair Gap to the NOC (and beyond) has been on my list for some time due to all the balds. I’m a sucker for views. To get to the trailhead, Bobby the Greek shuttled me from Oconaluftee Visitor Center (GSMNP) near Cherokee, NC to Winding Stair Gap ($60). After having a few days off trail, I felt rested and the mileage came easy. It didn’t seem long and I was at Wayah Bald. I didn’t know it was a place you could drive up to. You can see burned trees nearby from a fire in 2016 that also damaged the tower, which has since been repaired. The views were great and I could see Rabun Bald where I had been previously. I continued on and camped .1 mile past Cold Spring Gap Shelter, at a place on the ridge with views down the valley. I could hear some folks at the shelter but didn’t meet them until later (3 girls thru hiking). #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 4 days ago by @hereispaul

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Day 11 May 23 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail At Franklin NC, I could pick between continuing on the Bartram Trail or jumping up to the AT. I decided to hit the AT - the section from Winding Stair Gap to the NOC (and beyond) has been on my list for some time due to all the balds. I’m a sucker for views. To get to the trailhead, Bobby the Greek shuttled me from Oconaluftee Visitor Center (GSMNP) near Cherokee, NC to Winding Stair Gap ($60). After having a few days off trail, I felt rested and the mileage came easy. It didn’t seem long and I was at Wayah Bald. I didn’t know it was a place you could drive up to. You can see burned trees nearby from a fire in 2016 that also damaged the tower, which has since been repaired. The views were great and I could see Rabun Bald where I had been previously. I continued on and camped .1 mile past Cold Spring Gap Shelter, at a place on the ridge with views down the valley. I could hear some folks at the shelter but didn’t meet them until later (3 girls thru hiking). #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 4 days ago by @hereispaul
Day 11 May 23 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail At Franklin NC, I could pick between continuing on the Bartram Trail or jumping up to the AT. I decided to hit the AT - the section from Winding Stair Gap to the NOC (and beyond) has been on my list for some time due to all the balds. I’m a sucker for views. To get to the trailhead, Bobby the Greek shuttled me from Oconaluftee Visitor Center (GSMNP) near Cherokee, NC to Winding Stair Gap ($60). After having a few days off trail, I felt rested and the mileage came easy. It didn’t seem long and I was at Wayah Bald. I didn’t know it was a place you could drive up to. You can see burned trees nearby from a fire in 2016 that also damaged the tower, which has since been repaired. The views were great and I could see Rabun Bald where I had been previously. I continued on and camped .1 mile past Cold Spring Gap Shelter, at a place on the ridge with views down the valley. I could hear some folks at the shelter but didn’t meet them until later (3 girls thru hiking). #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 4 days ago by @hereispaul
Day 11 May 23 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail At Franklin NC, I could pick between continuing on the Bartram Trail or jumping up to the AT. I decided to hit the AT - the section from Winding Stair Gap to the NOC (and beyond) has been on my list for some time due to all the balds. I’m a sucker for views. To get to the trailhead, Bobby the Greek shuttled me from Oconaluftee Visitor Center (GSMNP) near Cherokee, NC to Winding Stair Gap ($60). After having a few days off trail, I felt rested and the mileage came easy. It didn’t seem long and I was at Wayah Bald. I didn’t know it was a place you could drive up to. You can see burned trees nearby from a fire in 2016 that also damaged the tower, which has since been repaired. The views were great and I could see Rabun Bald where I had been previously. I continued on and camped .1 mile past Cold Spring Gap Shelter, at a place on the ridge with views down the valley. I could hear some folks at the shelter but didn’t meet them until later (3 girls thru hiking). #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 4 days ago by @hereispaul
Day 11 May 23 Southern Appalachian 500 / Appalachian Trail At Franklin NC, I could pick between continuing on the Bartram Trail or jumping up to the AT. I decided to hit the AT - the section from Winding Stair Gap to the NOC (and beyond) has been on my list for some time due to all the balds. I’m a sucker for views. To get to the trailhead, Bobby the Greek shuttled me from Oconaluftee Visitor Center (GSMNP) near Cherokee, NC to Winding Stair Gap ($60). After having a few days off trail, I felt rested and the mileage came easy. It didn’t seem long and I was at Wayah Bald. I didn’t know it was a place you could drive up to. You can see burned trees nearby from a fire in 2016 that also damaged the tower, which has since been repaired. The views were great and I could see Rabun Bald where I had been previously. I continued on and camped .1 mile past Cold Spring Gap Shelter, at a place on the ridge with views down the valley. I could hear some folks at the shelter but didn’t meet them until later (3 girls thru hiking). #SouthernAppalachian500 #MountainsToSeaTrail #FoothillsTrail #BartramTrail #ChattoogaRiver #AppalachianTrail #BlackMountainCrestTrail #GrandfatherMountain #WilsonCreek #LinvilleGorge 4 days ago by @hereispaul

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#boonenc #linvillegorge #linvillefalls 4 days ago by @z714x4guy
Westface | Linville Gorge Wilderness : : : : : “A moment of reflection.” Sometimes I wonder what goes through the minds of my friends when we’re out on the trail, especially in those moments when we take an occasional rest. Are they wrestling with the deep questions of the Universe? Sorting out internal struggles? Just taking it all in? I don’t want to demystify this incredibly moody, introspective moment — but I imagine @lauramaysweat is thinking the same thing I am: “Where are we eating when we finish this?” : : : : : : What do YOU think about when you’re out in nature? Comment below. : : : : : : : #carolinatrekker #hike #hiking #climb #climbing #adventure #mood #moody #instamood #linvillegorge #pisgahnationalforest #northcarolina #wilderness #nature #outdoors #instapic #picoftheday #model #instadaily #instagood #instalike #instalove #friend #trail #mountains #womenwhohike #inspiration #strong #twopatties #foodstagram 4 days ago by @carolinatrekker
After the wilderness weekend wrapped up, I could not resist a detour to Wiseman's View, over looking Linville Gorge. I was also orchid hunting. No luck there, but the views were off the hook! Back in the early 2000's, Dane hired me to assist in the field research for his PhD dissertation on wildfire and Pawlonia invasions. Linville Gorge had just burned and we spent 3 glorious summers crawling all over the burnt rims of the Gorge and other burnt areas collecting data. This helped set me on the path to forestry school and my current career in forestry science. Thanks Dane! Pics include Linville Gorge, Hawksbill Mountain and Table Rock. #biophilia #home #appalachia #linvillegorge #memories #myfriendsrule #imaluckybastard 4 days ago by @johnthetreehugger
After the wilderness weekend wrapped up, I could not resist a detour to Wiseman's View, over looking Linville Gorge. I was also orchid hunting. No luck there, but the views were off the hook! Back in the early 2000's, Dane hired me to assist in the field research for his PhD dissertation on wildfire and Pawlonia invasions. Linville Gorge had just burned and we spent 3 glorious summers crawling all over the burnt rims of the Gorge and other burnt areas collecting data. This helped set me on the path to forestry school and my current career in forestry science. Thanks Dane! Pics include Linville Gorge, Hawksbill Mountain and Table Rock. #biophilia #home #appalachia #linvillegorge #memories #myfriendsrule #imaluckybastard 4 days ago by @johnthetreehugger
After the wilderness weekend wrapped up, I could not resist a detour to Wiseman's View, over looking Linville Gorge. I was also orchid hunting. No luck there, but the views were off the hook! Back in the early 2000's, Dane hired me to assist in the field research for his PhD dissertation on wildfire and Pawlonia invasions. Linville Gorge had just burned and we spent 3 glorious summers crawling all over the burnt rims of the Gorge and other burnt areas collecting data. This helped set me on the path to forestry school and my current career in forestry science. Thanks Dane! Pics include Linville Gorge, Hawksbill Mountain and Table Rock. #biophilia #home #appalachia #linvillegorge #memories #myfriendsrule #imaluckybastard 4 days ago by @johnthetreehugger
After the wilderness weekend wrapped up, I could not resist a detour to Wiseman's View, over looking Linville Gorge. I was also orchid hunting. No luck there, but the views were off the hook! Back in the early 2000's, Dane hired me to assist in the field research for his PhD dissertation on wildfire and Pawlonia invasions. Linville Gorge had just burned and we spent 3 glorious summers crawling all over the burnt rims of the Gorge and other burnt areas collecting data. This helped set me on the path to forestry school and my current career in forestry science. Thanks Dane! Pics include Linville Gorge, Hawksbill Mountain and Table Rock. #biophilia #home #appalachia #linvillegorge #memories #myfriendsrule #imaluckybastard 4 days ago by @johnthetreehugger
After the wilderness weekend wrapped up, I could not resist a detour to Wiseman's View, over looking Linville Gorge. I was also orchid hunting. No luck there, but the views were off the hook! Back in the early 2000's, Dane hired me to assist in the field research for his PhD dissertation on wildfire and Pawlonia invasions. Linville Gorge had just burned and we spent 3 glorious summers crawling all over the burnt rims of the Gorge and other burnt areas collecting data. This helped set me on the path to forestry school and my current career in forestry science. Thanks Dane! Pics include Linville Gorge, Hawksbill Mountain and Table Rock. #biophilia #home #appalachia #linvillegorge #memories #myfriendsrule #imaluckybastard 4 days ago by @johnthetreehugger
After the wilderness weekend wrapped up, I could not resist a detour to Wiseman's View, over looking Linville Gorge. I was also orchid hunting. No luck there, but the views were off the hook! Back in the early 2000's, Dane hired me to assist in the field research for his PhD dissertation on wildfire and Pawlonia invasions. Linville Gorge had just burned and we spent 3 glorious summers crawling all over the burnt rims of the Gorge and other burnt areas collecting data. This helped set me on the path to forestry school and my current career in forestry science. Thanks Dane! Pics include Linville Gorge, Hawksbill Mountain and Table Rock. #biophilia #home #appalachia #linvillegorge #memories #myfriendsrule #imaluckybastard 4 days ago by @johnthetreehugger
After the wilderness weekend wrapped up, I could not resist a detour to Wiseman's View, over looking Linville Gorge. I was also orchid hunting. No luck there, but the views were off the hook! Back in the early 2000's, Dane hired me to assist in the field research for his PhD dissertation on wildfire and Pawlonia invasions. Linville Gorge had just burned and we spent 3 glorious summers crawling all over the burnt rims of the Gorge and other burnt areas collecting data. This helped set me on the path to forestry school and my current career in forestry science. Thanks Dane! Pics include Linville Gorge, Hawksbill Mountain and Table Rock. #biophilia #home #appalachia #linvillegorge #memories #myfriendsrule #imaluckybastard 4 days ago by @johnthetreehugger
After the wilderness weekend wrapped up, I could not resist a detour to Wiseman's View, over looking Linville Gorge. I was also orchid hunting. No luck there, but the views were off the hook! Back in the early 2000's, Dane hired me to assist in the field research for his PhD dissertation on wildfire and Pawlonia invasions. Linville Gorge had just burned and we spent 3 glorious summers crawling all over the burnt rims of the Gorge and other burnt areas collecting data. This helped set me on the path to forestry school and my current career in forestry science. Thanks Dane! Pics include Linville Gorge, Hawksbill Mountain and Table Rock. #biophilia #home #appalachia #linvillegorge #memories #myfriendsrule #imaluckybastard 4 days ago by @johnthetreehugger
After the wilderness weekend wrapped up, I could not resist a detour to Wiseman's View, over looking Linville Gorge. I was also orchid hunting. No luck there, but the views were off the hook! Back in the early 2000's, Dane hired me to assist in the field research for his PhD dissertation on wildfire and Pawlonia invasions. Linville Gorge had just burned and we spent 3 glorious summers crawling all over the burnt rims of the Gorge and other burnt areas collecting data. This helped set me on the path to forestry school and my current career in forestry science. Thanks Dane! Pics include Linville Gorge, Hawksbill Mountain and Table Rock. #biophilia #home #appalachia #linvillegorge #memories #myfriendsrule #imaluckybastard 4 days ago by @johnthetreehugger
After the wilderness weekend wrapped up, I could not resist a detour to Wiseman's View, over looking Linville Gorge. I was also orchid hunting. No luck there, but the views were off the hook! Back in the early 2000's, Dane hired me to assist in the field research for his PhD dissertation on wildfire and Pawlonia invasions. Linville Gorge had just burned and we spent 3 glorious summers crawling all over the burnt rims of the Gorge and other burnt areas collecting data. This helped set me on the path to forestry school and my current career in forestry science. Thanks Dane! Pics include Linville Gorge, Hawksbill Mountain and Table Rock. #biophilia #home #appalachia #linvillegorge #memories #myfriendsrule #imaluckybastard 4 days ago by @johnthetreehugger
Yesterday I hiked over 5 miles, waded around in a very crowded waterfall and captured some magic 🤩 . . . . How’s your Monday going ? I have about a million photos to edit, but I’m getting it done 🙌🏻 4 days ago by @heidibeephotography
The Fleming men hard at work clearing the area for this boulder. #linvillegorge #linvillegorgewilderness #outdoorbouldering #boulderingproblems #boulderproblems #boulderlife 4 days ago by @emflem4life
The Linville Crusher. Completed the arbitrary goal of the year with @timothyafry . 16-18 Miles. Car-2-car In 14hrs and 30 mins. Full requirements met. Sitting bear - OG route Hawksbill - lost in space Table rock - North ridge (simul) NC Wall - Bumblebee buttress Amphitheatre - Mummy Shortoff - little corner Drank 16-20 liters of water 80-90 degrees temps 30-40 mph gust No other climbing parties 1 - cheer squad @alexis039 And @n0rds 1 casualty= blue @prana mojos 😭 (they went out in glory) 🌅 to 🌅 - saw the sun rise and set. Clothing choice decided, we were born in the wrong decade #ncclimbers #climbnc #linvillecrusher #carolinaclimberscoalition #pisgahnationalforest #linvillewilderness #linvillegorge 4 days ago by @nevko
The Linville Crusher. Completed the arbitrary goal of the year with @timothyafry . 16-18 Miles. Car-2-car In 14hrs and 30 mins. Full requirements met. Sitting bear - OG route Hawksbill - lost in space Table rock - North ridge (simul) NC Wall - Bumblebee buttress Amphitheatre - Mummy Shortoff - little corner Drank 16-20 liters of water 80-90 degrees temps 30-40 mph gust No other climbing parties 1 - cheer squad @alexis039 And @n0rds 1 casualty= blue @prana mojos 😭 (they went out in glory) 🌅 to 🌅 - saw the sun rise and set. Clothing choice decided, we were born in the wrong decade #ncclimbers #climbnc #linvillecrusher #carolinaclimberscoalition #pisgahnationalforest #linvillewilderness #linvillegorge 4 days ago by @nevko
The Linville Crusher. Completed the arbitrary goal of the year with @timothyafry . 16-18 Miles. Car-2-car In 14hrs and 30 mins. Full requirements met. Sitting bear - OG route Hawksbill - lost in space Table rock - North ridge (simul) NC Wall - Bumblebee buttress Amphitheatre - Mummy Shortoff - little corner Drank 16-20 liters of water 80-90 degrees temps 30-40 mph gust No other climbing parties 1 - cheer squad @alexis039 And @n0rds 1 casualty= blue @prana mojos 😭 (they went out in glory) 🌅 to 🌅 - saw the sun rise and set. Clothing choice decided, we were born in the wrong decade #ncclimbers #climbnc #linvillecrusher #carolinaclimberscoalition #pisgahnationalforest #linvillewilderness #linvillegorge 4 days ago by @nevko
The Linville Crusher. Completed the arbitrary goal of the year with @timothyafry . 16-18 Miles. Car-2-car In 14hrs and 30 mins. Full requirements met. Sitting bear - OG route Hawksbill - lost in space Table rock - North ridge (simul) NC Wall - Bumblebee buttress Amphitheatre - Mummy Shortoff - little corner Drank 16-20 liters of water 80-90 degrees temps 30-40 mph gust No other climbing parties 1 - cheer squad @alexis039 And @n0rds 1 casualty= blue @prana mojos 😭 (they went out in glory) 🌅 to 🌅 - saw the sun rise and set. Clothing choice decided, we were born in the wrong decade #ncclimbers #climbnc #linvillecrusher #carolinaclimberscoalition #pisgahnationalforest #linvillewilderness #linvillegorge 4 days ago by @nevko
The Linville Crusher. Completed the arbitrary goal of the year with @timothyafry . 16-18 Miles. Car-2-car In 14hrs and 30 mins. Full requirements met. Sitting bear - OG route Hawksbill - lost in space Table rock - North ridge (simul) NC Wall - Bumblebee buttress Amphitheatre - Mummy Shortoff - little corner Drank 16-20 liters of water 80-90 degrees temps 30-40 mph gust No other climbing parties 1 - cheer squad @alexis039 And @n0rds 1 casualty= blue @prana mojos 😭 (they went out in glory) 🌅 to 🌅 - saw the sun rise and set. Clothing choice decided, we were born in the wrong decade #ncclimbers #climbnc #linvillecrusher #carolinaclimberscoalition #pisgahnationalforest #linvillewilderness #linvillegorge 4 days ago by @nevko