Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The mountains of Western NC

We spent a week at a place called Mountain Falls RV resort which is located in Lake Toxaway NC in Transylvania county. It's in the southwestern part of the state very close to the South Carolina border. This is a very beautiful area filled with lakes, mountains and waterfalls. In fact the tourism board calls this the "Land of Waterfalls" and claims that the area has the highest concentration of waterfalls in the US (250 in the county).

We visited about a half dozen of the falls including Whitewater Falls. They claim that it's the highest in the East but that's a fish story... 

Whitewater Falls in NC
We took a great hike called Whiteside mountain. From the top you could see 3 states - Lake Jocassee which is in SC and Brasstown Bald in GA. 

Lake Jocassee from Whiteside mountain
On another day we did several walks to various waterfalls. I had some fun trying to "blur" the water with a long shutter speed. Still need to work on this technique, but making some progress. 

Silver Run Falls
Rainbow Falls

We also visited our friends Pete and Barb who live near Greenville SC. We spend a great couple of days with them enjoying some golf practice (him), a dog rescue event (her) and some Carolina BBQ from Hubba Hubba in Flat Rock.

We left Lake Toxaway on a very curvy road (Route 64) but fortunately it was only about 15 miles before we came off the mountain onto a straighter road. We're headed to Lake Norman in the Charlotte area. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bob and Denise, Haven't checked in for a while, it's great to see where you've been and what you're up to. Thanks for blogging! You adventure sounds (and looks) amazing.... Neil