We shelled out the $40 and decided to cross off visiting the tourist section Grandfather Mountain. As we pulled in, we sadly noticed that we were missing the Scottish Clan Meeting next door. We drove up the winding road passing the Forrest Gump turn and parked in the hiking parking lot.
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A hot and boring weekend in Charlotte sent us up in to the mountains to try and beat the heat and entertain ourselves.
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Cashiers, North Carolina has been a mystery, ever since moving to North Carolina. It was said to be the home of scary climbing and absurdly rich housing. Both which proved to be true. Alexis and I set off on a Saturday through South Carolina to check out this western Carolina area.
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The possibly of a bum knee was shoved deep into the back of my mind. I would not cancel the scheduled adventure with neighbor Karson. We had made plans to go hiking and exploring in the Linville gorge, while drinking at a neighborhood meetup. Karson had all the good camping spots figured out in Linville, and I had knowledge of the climbing routes which he has not been on.
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It had been awhile since Alexis and I had gone on a good extended adventure. She had a bunch of time off to use or lose before the end of the year, and I didn’t have a critical position at my current place of employment. So we set off on a 2 week road trip to live in a van and travel parts the southwest USA. (approximately 2800 miles of driving) Continue reading “California (+ NV and UT) Road Trip – 2 Weeks”
I was in need of an exploration weekend. So Alexis and I took off for Linville in search of a rarely trekked trail on the western side of the Linville Gorge. The weather outlook that weekend was bleak and most people regulated themselves to stay indoors, but not us. We had our trusty rain-shells and were not afraid to get lost or wet in the wilderness. The goal for the trip was to locate “Sunshine Point” on a not so sunshiny day.
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In the morning we awoke to sleet, freezing rain, and all around awesome weather for climbing. Taking this as an exploring rest day, we decided to pack up, drink a lot of coffee and go to a new area, none of us had been too. However, first I took in the sights of the Apple Belt of NC.
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Approach up to to Sauratown for Climbing
I missed all the fun and festivities last when the CCC (Carolina Climbing Coalition) got access restore to the Sauratown Cliffs. This year it was made a point to get out there before things would close down. Also, if you somehow wandered to this post for Sauratown Beta (through google or other devilish search engineering methods), give the CCC a few bucks for getting access restored.
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One of North Carolina famous granite domes is called Stone Mountain. Before the onslaught of springs pollen and greenery, we went for a hiking loop around the mountain saving the scary slab climbs for another day.’
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1Linville Gorge from Table Rock
Weekend trip up to Linville Gorge started off pretty odd. It was all because I happened to pick not the best place to camp for the night.
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