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Darkside Cliffs and View of Grandfather Mountain
Earlier in the year, we had decided we needed to do more camping.  Only coming home every other weekend makes that somewhat of a challenge, but we love it so much, we really need to get out there more.  So, this weekend we headed off to Wilson Creek - a National Wild and Scenic River.  The area is part of the Linville/Grandfather Mountain Conservation Area and is considered to be one of the premier national areas in the entire Southern Appalachian Range.  The land has never been covered by glaciers or oceans creating an exceptional biodiversity and absolutely stunning vistas.  From just about every cliff side trail or road in this area, jaw dropping views of rocky cliffs, glimpse of magnificent Grandfather Mountain and the Black Mountain Range, and stunning waterfalls abound. 

Today's visit was to Bard Falls, Darkside Cliffs and North Harper Creek Falls.  Firs stop was Bard Falls.  On just about every trail today, we had the place to ourselves.  The hike to Bard Falls was a fairly easy hike (even thought it was marked as Most Difficult on the trail map).  It's a total of 3.4 miles roundtrip, with part of the hike on the Mountains to Sea Trail.  Luckily we took our water sandals and were able to wade into the water to get some lovely shots of the falls and some of the potholes created by the immense force of the water.

Next stop was supposed to be North Harper Creek Falls, but Rich had noticed another promising trail - Darkside Cliffs.  Based on the topo map, it looked like it ended on a rocky knob with perhaps some promising views.  Since the hike was only 1 mile roundtrip, we decided to go for it.  The trail was marked as Most Difficult but this is really a fairly easy trail - it does have a bit of elevation gain, but nothing too strenuous.  The views of Grandfather Mountain to the West were OUTSTANDING!  And once again, we had the entire place to ourselves - very hard to do on most trails on a beautiful Summer Saturday.

We finally started out for North Harper Creek Falls trailhead.  We had started down this trail once before in November, but the leaves were so incredibly thick - up to my knees in some places - that  I was terrified of breaking an ankle so we turned back.  Today, the leaves were gone, but once again, the trail was incredibly difficult.  I personally would not attempt this trail by myself - someone else may take the same trail and scoff at my timidity, but it had all the elements of a trail that I just don't care for - lots and lots of vertical slick rocks, several very slippery stream crossings, lots of loose rocks and protruding roots and at one point a giant tree down in the middle of the trail that required us to crawl over the top while I wondered if the entire log would start rolling down the mountainside like a demented sled.  But we made it to the falls in one piece and spent a lot of time wading into the water and just chilling out.  We decided on venturing onto a trail or path that Rich remembered from his last trip to the falls and ended up at the top of the waterfall.  We stayed there for a bit, watching the Cedar Waxwings diving for Mayflies. - they were so interested in the flies, they ignored us and came close to colliding with us several times.  We finally got up the energy to hike back to the car and then on to the campground for a good nights rest - and to get ready for the next days adventure!


 


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