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Western North Carolina, NC, North Carolina

Historic Johnson Farms, WaterFALLing in HSF, shoulder@6 months and Florence

 

I think I’ve been to Historic Johnson Farms three times now but the first two were during their spring festival event. It’s open when the schools are open to the public to walk around for free and I met a photographer friend there to walk and shoot.  Continue reading

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Simply WOW

I didn’t plan on missing all of my high school class reunion events but we’d already missed the water release once and I really, really wanted to see it and I thought I’d have time for both. The dam water release at High Falls at Lake Glenville on the West Fork Tuckasegee River near Cashiers is opened as a recreational water release just a handful of times each year. This year it fell on our anniversary which we missed because it was too soon after my shoulder surgery and it was released again on my birthday… Serendipitous? I thought so!High Falls timelapse (Large)-sm

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With June, in July, at Melrose & Pearson falls

abb1d707304095410f045560948da906Pretty sure all my friends know I’m directionally challenged and if June didn’t know that – she does now.

So hubby said we could go interstate or highway 176 to find Melrose Falls. We chose 176. BUT even though I did hear him say Melrose falls was past Pearson falls we took 176 then I still gave the wrong directions to turn left on Ozone dr. Thankfully after driving around for a bit, a Polk County Sherrif was pulling out of a road and we flagged him down. Turns out I was following Adams book from the interstate and we should’ve just passed Ozone Dr. The officer said the small 2 car pull off was between twin bridges. Got it, I can navigate by landmarks. The plan was to see Melrose falls before Pearson falls gate opened.

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If you want Roan Mountain basically to yourself- go early and in the rain. 

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I’ve now been to Roan Mountain three times, to the gardens and Jane’s Bald twice, Round Bald and Grassy Ridge once. We walked the Roan High Bluff at Cloudland Trail once too. It’s been devilishly hot, in the 90s here lately to do much outdoors. We worked in the yard on Saturday and I ended up dehydrated and exhausted with a splitting headache by dinner time. I wanted to go up in elevation enough it was cooler. Continue reading