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Cedar Creek Water Feature

Normally, I limit my waterfall images to the natural kind, but there is one man-made waterfall rock garden that warrants sharing. It was created eight years ago as the entrance garden for a mountain gated community along Cedar Creek in Rutherford County. 69 more words

Blue Ridge Mountains

Catawba Falls

Looking for a relatively easy waterfall hike to do on a pretty weekend day??? Join the rest of western North Carolina at Catawba Falls! Located in the Pisgah National Forest around Old Fort, and only a 30 minute drive from Asheville, the easily accessible 1.5 mile hike to Catawba Falls offers something for just about every type of adventurer. 810 more words

44 MPH gusts

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It was a balmy 50° day at Roan Mountain State Park when we decided to take a drive to Beech Mountain, NC, and have a look-see. 163 more words

Roan Mountain State Park

Group: Proposed ACP Pipeline Poses Undue Risks to the Blue Ridge

Too many questions remain for FERC to approve the Atlantic Coast Pipeline says monitoring coalition

By Rick Webb

MONTEREY, VA. – The Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition (CPMC) has submitted a report to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and the proposal to drill through the Blue Ridge Mountains under the Appalachian Trail, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the National Forest. 222 more words

Appalachian Chronicle

A small view of a big world

“It suddenly struck me that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. 602 more words


The Folk Art Center

The Folk Art Center, located at milepost 382 of the Blue Ridge Parkway, is home to the Southern Highland Craft Guild. The center features some of the finest in traditional and modern crafts the Southern Appalachians has to offer. 308 more words

Breakfast at Biltmore

Too often, crowds can overwhelm the original serenity of The Biltmore Estate, but when you arrive before 9 a.m., you’re among the first to go through the gates, and what you’ll find is a deserted approach road, no buses, and practically no guests. 91 more words

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