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I’m always amazed by how cold it can get just two hours west of Charlotte. With a possible arctic blast coming in the next couple weeks maybe these falls will freeze over again.
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Baby pony magic
Kayaking isn’t just for the summer! With proper gear, you can have a warm and fun experience! All you need is a dry suit, neoprene or wool underneath, something like mitts or Pogies to keep your hands warm and slightly dryer, wool socks, and enough courage to do it! On this day, the water temperature was in the 40’s, which was warmer than the air temperature! Other rivers, like the Pigeon River, are even warmer and the water feels better than the air! Pictured, I am kayaking Clear Creek in the @obednps. This trip started at Barnett Bridge and ended at Lilly Bridge. The first five miles between Barnett and Jet is mild. There are a few class I and II rapids with stretches of calm water. The last 2-Miles from Jet to Lilly is a fun ride with rapids up to class III. You can continue the trip from Lilly to Nemo with larger drops. If you have been rock climbing in the South Clear section of the Obed, the rapids you see from anchors on routes like “Spawn” and “Best Seat In The House” are between Lilly and Nemo. So get a dry suit and keep your kayak on the water year round! After all, you will find bigger water in the winter!!! #browinterwarriors #myblueridge #gooutsideandplay . . . . . . . . . . #obedwildandscenicriver #kayaking #easttennessee #kayakingadventures #optoutside #blueridgemoments #easttn #livetoexplore #knoxrocks #instagramtennessee #surftennessee #865life #jacksonkayak #onlytennisee #getoutside #whitewaterkayaking #scruffyknox #gooutside #liveyourpassion #kayakfun #madeintn #kayaklife #getoutsidetn #kayakgram #exploretennessee #nashvilleexplorersclub #riversportsknox
West Virginia showing out 💪🏼💪🏼 looks like we need to get up here soon! Thanks for tagging us @thejakebryant ! Such a rad shot 💫 #theblueridgers
Toccoa, Ga. ~ Yesterday I posted a close-up of this waterfall. Here she is in all her glory! Toccoa Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the eastern United States, a free-fall of over 180 feet. Because I've been recovering from my surgery, I've been forced to seek out scenic places that are easily accessible. Normally, happiness for me is located deep in the woods, in the most remote and secluded refuges. But I am finding joy in not only visiting places I never would have considered before but also discovering new angles and views of spots I've been to a hundred times.
Some people complain about the “green tunnel” but if we are being honest, it’s one of the things I think I’m going to miss if I move west. What are your thoughts about it? Love it or hate it? ——— 📸 taken on Pickens Nose Trail, Nantahala National Forest, NC. You’ll notice the trees on the right hand side are bare - this is residual impact from the forest fires that ravaged this area two years ago. . . . . . #nantahalanationalforest #nationalforest #publiclands #findyourtrail #gooutsideandplay #getoutthere #getoutmoretour #southernappalachia #getoutstayout #franklinNC #WNC #828isgreat #exploremore #choosemountains #greentunnel #hikeNC #myblueridge #trailsyall #iphoneonly #nofilter #ashevilletrails #outtherepodcast #publiclands
if i wrote you a note, would you even listen? @gnash 💫 #theblueridgers
We're big 👣@jenpharrdavis lovers here at Astral. She recently shared some tips with us on how she's working to put #NatureFirst in her day-to-day. 🍃Check it! The word “Conservationist” seems like such a weighty term that I used to think you had to dedicate your life to land management or donate your entire personal worth to be considered a ‘real’ conservationist. Over time, however, I observed that small steps taken by everyday folks can add up to create a substantial and sustainable effort towards protecting and preserving our natural resources. ✏JPD 1. Walk 2. Hitchhike 3. NEVER Waste Food 4. Carry a Water Bottle 5. Be a Minimalist 6. Repair Gear and Clothes 7. Take Fewer Showers 8. Laundry (less of it!) 9. Cosmetics (Go o'natural!) 10. Make your Second Home a Tent 11. Forage (eat local!) 12. Leave No Trace (@leavenotracecenter ) 📷@jessdaddio
"Between the Falls," the Whitewater River between the Upper and Lower Falls.
I want to go to there. 😍 On February 16 the @carolinaclimberscoalition will be hosting the Rumble bouldering comp and rope comp! 🏆 Categories range from beginner to advanced, to register check out the CCC website. 🙌 📸 @shannonmillsaps #climbsouth #rumblingbald #tradisrad #explorenc
I don’t put many “selfies” on IG for a lot of reasons, but my pup almost NEVER looks at the camera when I ask/beg ... Truman took his first trip to the Virginia highlands yesterday and his reaction to the ponies was great - he froze in place and had textbook “confusion” written all over his face before finally wagging his tail and trying to hump them (I kept him on leash the entire time). He is quickly becoming the trail dog that my other V’s were ... aside from the humping.
Toccoa, Ga. ~ "Yesterday is but a dream, Tomorrow is only a vision.  But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope." -- Kālidāsa
🆆🄷🅴🄽 it comes to nearby hiking, Beacon Heights trail from the #blueridgeparkway is hard to beat. The trailhead is only ~15 minute drive from Summit Lodge, and the trail itself is only 0.2mi - but it boasts huge views to the S, SW, SE from the summit. From here you can see Table Rock Mountain and Hawksbill (in the Linville Wilderness). The ease of this hike makes it great and achievable for everyone! . . . . . . . . #southernroamers #fromwhereistand #peoplescreative #thevisualscollective #welivetoexplore #moodytones #chasinglight #mtnfolk #mthrworld #passionpassport #lifeinthesouth #thecabinchronicles #doyoutravel #everytrailconnects #seeyououtthere #myblueridge #modernoutdoors #createandcapture #createexplore #ourlonelyplanet #appalachia #artofvisuals #feedyouradventure #adventureenthusiasts #letswander #themoderndayexplorer #travelescape #getlostclub #lonelyplanet
caught in winter weather ❄️ i’m loving all the feedback and conversations i’m having with people because of my story. if you’re curious and want to talk about art, check it out and send me a dm 💫 #theblueridgers
Peering through the trees toward Table Rock and Linville Gorge
Hitch up your little red wagon and help a worthy cause! Tomorrow (January 15) is the last day to make donations to @thetruelovekitchen at @onsightrockgym ! We are accepting kitchen items used to prepare food, canned and dry good items, and personal toiletry needs for The Love Kitchen to distribute to those in need. Pictured is Onsight Rock Gym Head Route Setter @devintcooley. . . . . . . . . . . #knoxrocks #thelovekitchen #knoxvilleweekend #knoxvegas #igknoxville #instagramtennessee #whatsupknox #onsightrockgym #madeintn #knoxvillelife #ilovelocalknoxville #865life #myblueridge #easttn #knoxvilleclimbers #surftennessee #scruffyknox #easttennessee #onlytennisee #climbinggym #tennessee_life #knoxville #knoxvilletennessee #knoxvilletn
/ too tiny this shared web of humanness the quarters too close to fully let go when the patterns holding another don’t let us go too far home ▫️ that space to breathe a reprieve; let us do our work for when is timelessness but now and the muse just ourselves ☁️ ☁️ ☁️ ☁️ ☁️ ☁️ ☁️ ☁️ ☁️ ☁️ ☁️ #sharedhumanity #muse #blueridgeparkway #trailful #birch #deadtree #agoraphobia #ennui #sunset #appalachian_explorers #naturalnorthcarolina #onlyinnorthcarolina #explorenc #ncoutdoor_inc #scenicnc #ashevillefolk #828isgreat #ashevilletrails #optoutside #theoutbound #myblueridge #moodygrams #romanticasheville
Some impressive cloud inversions around 4200ft this morning. The temp up top was around 30 but down in the valley it was closer to 45
What a beautiful photo by @hannahjanoe ! We love snow and the winter, but man oh man we can’t wait to get back outside and run through the wildflowers 🌾🌷 #theblueridgers
Happy Monday. 😬😬 Hope you battle the week with as much tenacity as @paul_klem did while slapping slopers on White Monster! 📸 @silbermanzj @mooreswallbouldering #climbsouth #mooreswall #explorenc #bouldering
We will run with a heart that is oh so young ✨
An easy 2-day backpacking trip in Panthertown Valley, Nantahala National Forest, NC leads to 9 waterfalls. In order - Schoolhouse Falls, Wardens Falls, Elbow Falls, Red Butt Falls, Jawbone Falls, Wilderness Falls, Frolictown Falls, and Greenland Creek Falls. Not shown - Granny Burrell Falls. This was from last Spring and isn't even listed on the site yet, so it's aspirational right? - #hiking #northcarolina #optoutside #romanticasheville #waterfall #hikingupward #blueridgemountains #appalachianmountains #backpacking #scenery #mountains #panthertownvalley #nantahalanationalforest #nationalforest #myblueridge #visitnc #blueridgeoutdoors #greatbalsammountains #outdoors #waterfalls #nature #ncoutdoors #panthertown #schoolhousefalls #blueridgemoments
Comin’ Home
Sometimes really interesting features lie hidden right off the beaten path. This old bus and trailer is hidden a few hundred feet down an overgrown woods road, just off of a popular and well-travelled trail. Its location over a slight hill keeps it completely hidden unless you know it’s there. Finding things like this makes me wonder what lay down all those hundreds of similar overgrown woods roads I’ve crossed in my thousands of miles of hiking. ——— What is the coolest thing you’ve ever found in the woods? Do you ever explore off trail to see what you can find? . . . . . #hiking #seenwhilehiking #nantahalanationalforest #nationalforest #publiclands #findyourtrail #optoutside #getoutthere #getoutmoretour #gooutsideandplay #makeyourownadventures #neverstopexploring #exploremore #choosemountains #myblueridge #mymountainhome #trailsyall #gypsywagon #outtherepodcast #828isgreat #lovewhereyoulive #WNC #franklinNC #maconcountyNC #southernappalachia
My happy place ⛄️
Hollar magic...
{sharing what you love} Over the moon excited about receiving Superhost status from Airbnb today. Going into hosting, people warned me about the amount of work it would be but, for me, sharing what I love with others - spending time in these Blue Ridge Mountains - is worth the extra work times two.
rare photo of me by @nottjordan. what’s up everybody? #theblueridgers
After the first day of our huge annual membership weekend, we are having a members only ice cream social! If you become a new member on January 26, this is the perfect time to meet other @onsightrockgym members, become friends, and maybe even find new climbing partners! Plus, there will be crate stacking, after hours climbing, and more. The social begins at 8 PM. The ice cream social is open to any EFT, prepaid, or annual Onsight Rock Gym member, plus one guest per member! . . . . . . . . . . #getoutsidetn #onsightrockgym #tennessee_life #knoxville #scruffyknox #ilovelocalknoxville #outdoorknoxville #easttn #igknoxville #knoxrocks #myblueridge #865life #knoxvilleweekend #knoxvilletn #instagramtennessee #knoxvilleclimbers #onlytennisee #madeintn #surftennessee #easttennessee
We were leaving the summit of Mount Mitchell when I asked Danna to back the car so I could jump out and take this. A friendly ranger stopped to tell us the park was closing
The hound nose knows...
🆈🄾🆄 🄳🄴🆂🄴🆁🆅🄴 🄰 🆅🄰🄲🄰🆃🄸🅾︎🄽 bring your camera 📸 because Mother Nature has been putting on a show with these winter sunsets 🌅 come make some memories at the Summit Lodge 🌐 link in bio 🕶 . . . . . . . . #southernroamers #fromwhereistand #peoplescreative #thevisualscollective #welivetoexplore #moodytones #chasinglight #mtnfolk #mthrworld #passionpassport #lifeinthesouth #thecabinchronicles #doyoutravel #everytrailconnects #seeyououtthere #myblueridge #modernoutdoors #createandcapture #createexplore #ourlonelyplanet #appalachia #artofvisuals #feedyouradventure #adventureenthusiasts #letswander #themoderndayexplorer #travelescape #getlostclub #lonelyplanet
Who likes waterfalls? Who likes #waterfallwednesday ? Well, have we got the post for you - it’s Otter Creek Falls!!! A short but rewarding hike takes you to this feature with plenty of room for viewing/seating. Bring your dog 🐶 there are a couple generously sized pools for a splash! . . . . . . . . #southernroamers #fromwhereistand #peoplescreative #thevisualscollective #welivetoexplore #moodytones #chasinglight #mtnfolk #mthrworld #passionpassport #lifeinthesouth #thecabinchronicles #doyoutravel #everytrailconnects #seeyououtthere #myblueridge #modernoutdoors #createandcapture #createexplore #ourlonelyplanet #appalachia #artofvisuals #feedyouradventure #adventureenthusiasts #letswander #themoderndayexplorer #travelescape #getlostclub #lonelyplanet
🄶🆁🄰🄽🅳🄵🄰🆃🄷🄴🆁 Mountain ⛰ has more features than can be explored in a single day ⏳ huge views from the summit are rewarding after difficult hikes 😓 like this one of McRae Peak taken from near Calloway Peak 📸 . . . . . #southernroamers #fromwhereistand #peoplescreative #thevisualscollective #welivetoexplore #moodytones #chasinglight #mtnfolk #mthrworld #passionpassport #lifeinthesouth #thecabinchronicles #doyoutravel #everytrailconnects #seeyououtthere #myblueridge #modernoutdoors #createandcapture #createexplore #ourlonelyplanet #appalachia #artofvisuals #feedyouradventure #adventureenthusiasts #letswander #themoderndayexplorer #travelescape #getlostclub #lonelyplanet
🄵🆄🄽 🅕🅰︎🄲🆃 A #barnquilt is a large piece of wood painted to look like a quilt block. These are seen throughout the region and are very eye catching! After they are painted, these blocks are hung on the exterior of a barn, house, garage or other building. The earliest versions of barn quilts have been around for hundreds of years. While barns were not painted back in the day, they were decorated with different types of folk art. Today’s features are an homage to this practice 💙 (source: crafty.com) . . . . #southernroamers #fromwhereistand #peoplescreative #thevisualscollective #welivetoexplore #moodytones #chasinglight #mtnfolk #mthrworld #passionpassport #lifeinthesouth #thecabinchronicles #doyoutravel #everytrailconnects #seeyououtthere #myblueridge #modernoutdoors #createandcapture #createexplore #ourlonelyplanet #appalachia #artofvisuals #feedyouradventure #adventureenthusiasts #letswander #themoderndayexplorer #travelescape #getlostclub #lonelyplanet
Rough Ridge is starting to don it’s fall wardrobe!!! 🍂🍁🧡🎃👍🏻 and so are we ✌🏻every time we hike this trail off the blueridgeparkway I’m reminded that it’s one of my favorite hikes in the state. The trailhead can be most easily accessed at BRP milepost 302.8 📍 Go make some memories🌲🕶 . . . . #southernroamers #fromwhereistand #peoplescreative #thevisualscollective #welivetoexplore #moodytones #chasinglight #mtnfolk #mthrworld #passionpassport #lifeinthesouth #thecabinchronicles #doyoutravel #everytrailconnects #seeyououtthere #myblueridge #modernoutdoors #createandcapture #createexplore #ourlonelyplanet #appalachia #artofvisuals #feedyouradventure #adventureenthusiasts #letswander #themoderndayexplorer #travelescape #getlostclub #lonelyplanet
Sometimes the journey is as memorable as the destination. For vacationers driving in from the south/southwest 🚗 (many of our guests come from Atlanta) we recommend a detour into the DuPont State Forest! Home to 9 super impressive and unique waterfalls 🌊 it’s worth making a pit stop! staysummitlodge
Mondays are for the mountains ⛰ would you believe this view was only steps away from the summitlodge ⁉️ the same 0.2 mile walk to the ski slopes brings you to this epic ~5,500ft panoramic view looking out over beechmountain roanmountain tablerock grandfathermountain and the tennesseestateline. It’s especially memorable at sunset . Make time for this walk during your stay, link in bio!
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