The only problem is that it's also heavily visited. I'm not sure that I'd find the kind of solitude I'm searching for if I head there. The main draw for me is that it is packed with waterfalls, many of which I have not seen yet. So I may go in that direction.
One nice thing about western North Carolina--there is no shortage of amazingly beautiful places to see.
|This was a campsite I scoped out last year in March. For possible use in warmer weather (such as now). My only problem is that this area might get crowded with other hikers and campers.|
|The gorgeous Wild & Scenic Wilson Creek.|
|No tweaking of lighting or colors. The water there really is that clear. And deceptively deep because of its clarity.|
|This is me at Harper Creek Falls. Near the campsite I posted above.|
|The trails in the Wilson Creek area are extremely well engineered and well maintained. Also, signed so that I don't have to worry about wandering off down the wrong route.|
|This is at Hunt Fish Falls. There's a great campsite at the top of the falls. But, again, it's super-popular and I'd probably have company, which I don't want.|
|This mountain is called Tanawha. Better known by its Anglo name of Grandfather Mountain. This is also the headwaters of Wilson Creek.|