Hike to Shining Creek ....

Through work-work, I am leading a hike to Shining Creek in the Shining Rock Wilderness tomorrowHike to Terminus Falls and Rocky Cove -- 4.8 miles today.  (Sunday, July 20, 2014). Because 24-plus hours of rain nixed my plan to mow the lawn, I decided to go for a hike and scope the trail out today, Saturday.  

Shining Creek was a-roarin': 

Tomorrow we'll hike by this sight for a mile. 

The trail was somewhat slick in places. There were several little creeks flowing through it. Where there was never water on any previous hikes, there was this:

Trailside Waterfall

 

 

I'd advertised this as the little waterfall as our brunching site and terminus:

 

 

It was more waterfall than cascade today:

 

If you are coming along and reading this, be ready for mud. I slipped two times but nothing serious. Wet feet are in the forecast, and it was cold today -- 62F and raining when I started. I'll be wearin' me woolies tomorrow.  Elevation gain was about 800 feet over 1.87 miles. Not too tough.

See you at 08:45 at the RiverLink office. Please don't park at Curve Studios!

Posted on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 5:06PM by Registered CommenterDave | CommentsPost a Comment

Biltmore Estate Gardens are very photogenic ...

This is my favorite.This smattering of poorly-placed pics resulted from a picture binge at the Biltmore Estate on Sunday, June 29. 
This is my favorite.
This is my favorite.

This is my favorite. This is my favorite.
This is my favorite.

 

 

 This is my favorite. This is my favorite.

Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 7:23PM by Registered CommenterDave | CommentsPost a Comment

Water pics ...

First blog entry attemped via laptop. 

I've been going out to Shining Rock Wilderness to play in the Pigeon River watershed. One of the many highlights is the lightish colored stones scattered about. I love the way they look underwater in current.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 8:41PM by Registered CommenterDave | CommentsPost a Comment

A quarter in the Swannanoa River.

Posted on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 3:32PM by Registered CommenterDave | CommentsPost a Comment

Shining Rock Wilderness Easter Arch ...

With bonus fly fisherman!

Posted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 2:58PM by Registered CommenterDave | CommentsPost a Comment
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