I thought I'd post some photos from the hike I took with Jack Thyen on MLK Day. He was nice enough to send me several shots that he took of me.
A guy and (not) his dog. This was good ol' Spot, the dog who led us to the falls, watching out for us all along the way. What a great companion!
Jack took this one of me through the window of the abandoned hydro station. Long out of use, even the outflow channel has been inundated with soil and debris.
The log bridge at the old hydro station. This was the only place to cross the stream without getting wet.
Me, climbing down from the Upper Catawba Falls. A dicey climb, especially with patches of hard ice all over the place.
Later in the day, near the summit of Brushy Knob in the Montreat Community.
This was probably the best view we had on the hike in Montreat. Looking westward toward the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Black Mountains.
What's better than hiking in the snow? Hiking in the snow when it's 60 degrees! I had to switch to shorts--thank Jove for convertible pants!