• Big Laurel Creek in Winter
    Big Laurel Creek in Winter
  • Big Boulder Above Staire Branch
    Big Boulder Above Staire Branch
  • Hawkbill Rock - Snowball Mountain Trail
    Hawkbill Rock - Snowball Mountain Trail
  • View from Craggy Pinnacle
    View from Craggy Pinnacle
  • Yellowstone Prong
    Yellowstone Prong
  • Linville Gorge from Shortoff Mountain
    Linville Gorge from Shortoff Mountain
  • Big Trees in Joyce Kilmer
    Big Trees in Joyce Kilmer
  • Fall Color from the Green Knob Overlook
    Fall Color from the Green Knob Overlook
  • Catawba Falls Trail Bridge
    Catawba Falls Trail Bridge

Trip Reports, News, and Updates

Trip Report: The Cave in Shining Rock

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Many people are familiar with Shining Rock, the magnificent 6000 ft elevation rock outcrop in Pisgah National Forest, its gleaming white quarts stones visible from miles and miles away, that gives the surrounding... READ MORE

Dry, Captivating Shortoff Mtn.

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My hiking (and life) partner chose Shortoff Mountain because he knew I would fall in love with the dry, stark terrain and the unforgiving sun. I’ve always loved landscapes that reflect extremes and... READ MORE

Cruel Descent to Paradise

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We chose Rich Falls for our Saturday hiking adventure after finding it in the third edition of Kevin Adams’ North Carolina Waterfalls guidebook. We wanted a crystal clear, private swimming hole, and a... READ MORE