Yesterday I was riding around the Blue Ridge Mountains in search for a dry spot to rock climb. Here’s a picture I took from the Linn Cove Viaduct looking out at Shiprock. Shiprock is a stellar climbing destination which you can also look at from the Rough Ridge overlook off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The way the clouds hover over Grandfather Mountain is absolutely fascinating.
Dad turned 59 this past Sunday so I decided to take him climbing for his birthday. Here we are hanging off the anchors of Edge of a Dream at Shiprock, right above the Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a spectacular afternoon with temperatures in the mid 60′s. If you’re into the outdoors, we can show you property around Boone, NC that will take your breath away.
In my opinion the best part of the high country is getting out and exploring the wonder the wilderness has to offer. I took this picture from Hawksbill, literally hanging off the side of a mountain. The trees are so alive this time of year. If you look closely you can see the Linville River which runs all the way down into Lake James, right outside of Morganton. Boone is the center of the high country; Within 30 minutes you can be in Ashe County, Banner Elk, Linville, Bethel…the list goes on and on. If you’re looking for the most beautiful area in the Appalachian Mountains, look no further than Boone, NC.
Yesterday evening I went up to Grandmother Mountain which is right outside of Banner Elk, NC. We had a big time up there, about 20 friends climbing after a hard day of work. Here is a shot of a couple friends enjoying the spectacular sunset and breeze on top of a gneiss boulder. This is just one of many ways to spend an evening in the high country. Life is good in Boone, NC.