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Watauga County

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  • Day18

    Boone, North Carolina

    May 27, 2016 in the United States

    On the road about 9 for the six hour drive to Boone. It's the Memorial Day weekend so traffic expected to be heavy. We stopped at Cumberlnad Gap National Historical Park for lunch - a beautiful setting. We stopped at an overlook and then continued along the Blue Ridge to Boone. The countryside was green and lush and the mauve Catawba rhododendrons were in flower everywhere.
    First shot is our lunch stop at Cumberlnad Gap, next one is a Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Blue Ridge and next three of the spectacular views.Read more

  • Day19


    May 28, 2016 in the United States

    I walked up the hill near the house before breakfast. Ravi Shankar built a spiritual retreat at the top of the hill and apparently they were expecting about 2000 people there so there was a lot of traffic on the road. (We had been invited to go up for singing, dancing etc but politely declined). Everyone is so friendly and waves as they drive past - even got a wave from the Sheriff. After a hearty breakfast we set off for Julian Price National Park and a 4 km hike along a beautiful trail that followed a river. We crossed a wooden bridge at the start of the trail before Norman called us back to see a snake curled up on a rock by the bridge, sunning itself- eek!!! I scared it off by making too much noise, but apparently it was a harmless one anyway. We met the park ranger along the trail and he assured us that he had never seen any poisonous snakes on that trail. It was a glorious day and a beautiful walk, lots of families, some with dogs, were walking the trail.
    Some shots along the trail. Norman looks like quite the paparazzi with all his camera gear and many people we came across commented on it!!
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  • Day20


    May 29, 2016 in the United States

    Walked up the hill again before breakfast. As I got closer to the building at the top I could hear chanting. There were clearly a lot of people there but not many in the grounds. After breakfast we drove to Moses H Cone Historical Park for another hike. This one was a bit longer - 9 km!!!! We took a wrong turn at one point and had to retrace our steps for quite a ways. There were rhododendrons the entire length of the trail but these are a later-flowering variety and weren't out yet. There was some mountain laurel out - very delicate white flowers. The trail came out at a lake half way and the sight of the old house from the lake was beautiful. Although it was tiring ( the last few steps to get to the toilets at the end were the killer!) it was a fantastic day. Early to bed for everyone tonight!
    Some shots of the House and the walk along the trail.
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  • Day26

    Boone, North Carolina

    June 4, 2016 in the United States

    Left the Inn at Monticello for the long drive to Boone. No time to go hiking along the way, which was the original plan and when we arrived we were al too weary to walk anywhere!
    A shot of the beautiful mountain laurel that is found everywhere in the Blue Ridge and one of an interesting trash can that they have in the Ntional Parks where bears can sometimes be found.

  • Day28


    June 6, 2016 in the United States

    Today's hike was around the lake in Julian Price Memorial Park - supposedly a 2.7 mile hike but I suspect it was considerably longer than that!! We passed several logs beavers had chomped on but didn't manage to see any in the lake. Once again it was a lovely hike and we ate our lunch by the side of the lake. After the hike we drove back to the cabin in Boone for our last night there.
    Some shots from the hike round the lake, the second shows the mountain laurel which has the most delicate flowers.Read more

  • Day27


    June 5, 2016 in the United States

    Two hikes planned for today after breakfast. First was a repeat of the one we did two years ago to Linville Falls. After recent rains there was more water falling this time. The weather was perfect for hiking and it was so beautiful walking along the track. After lunch in Julian Price Park we hiked along another trail - different experience along the creek bed but also very beautiful. No photos because the iPad was left in the car.Read more

  • Day229


    June 13, 2017 in the United States

    The heavens opened up today with lightning and rain. One lightning strike happened with simultaneous thunder, very scary.

  • Day1841

    Grandfather Vineyard & Winery

    July 23, 2017 in the United States

    After looking at homes in the Denver, NC area and a stop at Olde Hickory Brewery and Taproom, we planned to go to explore Grandfather Mountain, but rain clouds kept us away for fear our picnic would turn soggy. So we postponed that adventure to our upcoming October Weekend and, instead, enjoyed our time at Grandfather Vineyard & Winery, where it was twenty-four degrees cooler than Charlotte with NO rain!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Watauga County, مقاطعة واتوغا, Уотога, ৱাটৌগা কাউন্টি, Condado de Watauga, Watauga konderria, شهرستان واتاگ، کارولینای شمالی, Comté de Watauga, Watauga megye, Contea di Watauga, ワタウガ郡, Watauga Kūn, Hrabstwo Watauga, واتاؤگا کاؤنٹی, Comitatul Watauga, Ватога, Округ Ватога, Вотоґа, واٹاگا کاؤنٹی، شمالی کیرولائنا, Quận Watauga, Condado han Watauga, 沃托加縣

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