Since I have been experimenting with my basic video software I decided to create a longer piece on one of the more unique day hikes I have ever taken. This was into Linville Gorge on February 7, 2010. The North Carolina mountains had just had a snow storm which was followed by a brief icing event and subsequent sub-freezing temperatures which locked in all of that icy beauty for a day. This is what we encountered when we parked my truck and hiked up Shortoff Mountain in the southern end of the Linville Gorge Wilderness.
I could describe the hike, but I'll let the photos and video do the talking.
|High on Shortoff Mountain with the bulk of the Linville Gorge Wilderness behind me.|
Video montage of a truly special day hike.