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7 Reasons Guadalupe Mountains National Park Is Worth It

Guadalupe Mountains National Park is a west Texas hidden gem that very few people visit which makes it perfect for escaping those national park crowds, especially this year. It's a park that isn't very well-known but still deserves a spot on your national park bucket list because of all of it's amazing hiking opportunities. Today…

Hike To Three Awesome Waterfalls On The Log Hollow Falls Trail In Brevard, North Carolina

One of my favorite waterfall hikes in North Carolina was the Log Hollow Falls hike. But, in what seemed to be classic North Carolina trail marking, we ended up following the wrong trail for like, a mile before turning around and trying the other option. I didn't really know what to expect from this hike…

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Moore Cove Falls: An Easy Waterfall Hike In Brevard, North Carolina

After a while, not on the trip but after, the waterfalls and the trails all blur together a little bit but the Moore Cove Falls trail is one I distinctly remember, even though it was firmly in the middle of all the waterfalls we saw. Towards the end of our time in Brevard we finally…

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Enjoy The Hike To Roaring Fork Falls Between Boone And Asheville, North Carolina

Once I found the Roaring Fork Falls trail, it was stuck in my head and I was determined to see it. I really don't know why, it wasn't one of the most amazing waterfalls ever, but I just really wanted to go. We planned to do it the same day at Grassy Creek Falls and…

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Hike To Hebron Falls On The Boone Fork Trail

While this is my second to last post on our time in Boone, this was actually the first thing we did there: hike to Hebron Falls on the Boone Fork Trail in Julian Price Memorial Park! This is about 20 minutes from Boone down the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is the trail you take just…

Hike Crabtree Falls Trail: One Of The Best Waterfalls On The Blue Ridge Parkway

Once I saw the Crabtree Falls hike I knew we had to do it. I had a busy day planned for us with Grassy Creek Falls, Crabtree Falls and one more nearby, but we only made it to the first two and this one was so much better! Don't get me wrong, Grassy Creek Falls…

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Hike The Linville Falls Trail In The Fall For Out Of This World Color

Linville Falls. The falls I was most looking forward to on our October trip and they let me down. I kept seeing this AMAZING waterfall on every North Carolina waterfall or Boone waterfall list and I just had to see it. Falls cascading into a gorge surrounded by trees flaming orange and yellow. How could…

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Hike Down, Down, Down To The Double Tiered Grassy Creek Falls In Little Switzerland, North Carolina

Ahh, waterfalls. I hope you like them because there are a lot of them coming your way here and first up is Grassy Creek Falls in Little Switzerland! Is this the best waterfall in North Carolina? No. Is it the most impressive? No. But it was still and enjoyable waterfall to see. Grassy Creek Falls…

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Enjoy One Of The Best Blue Ridge Parkway Views On The Rough Ridge Trail In North Carolina

While we were in North Carolina almost every hike we did was to a waterfall. This wasn't totally on purpose but I did like it a lot. Well, today I'm sharing our one non-waterfall hike: the Rough Ridge trail! This is a nice moderate hike to one of the best views on the Blue Ridge…

How To Spend One Day In New River Gorge National Park

New River Gorge National Park is the newest national park and you can find it pretty much in the middle of West Virginia and we got to visit not too long before the change. If it isn't already on your national park bucket list, it should be because it's pretty cool! We had two whole…

Hike The Cool And Creepy Glade Creek Trail In New River Gorge National Park

I was pretty excited to visit West Virginia this fall. It was totally new to me and I knew nothing about it before getting there. Turns out, it's pretty good! We really only saw the main sights in New River Gorge but it was enough for me to want to go back and see more…

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8 Reasons You Need To Visit Great Basin National Park Next

I LOVE Great Basin National Park and that is no secret around here. I've wanted to do some posts like this for a while because I love the one I did for Black Canyon of the Gunnison so today I'm going to share 8 reasons to visit Great Basin National Park next. Great Basin is…

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Fall In Love With West Virginia On The Sandstone Falls Trail In New River Gorge National Park

West Virginia really surprised me. I really knew nothing about West Virginia before going there. Those things were Mothman, a landlocked lighthouse, Hillbilly Elegy (which is actually Ohio and I didn't know that until a couple months later, check out this book, too), and I think that's it. Well, West Virginia knows how to impress.…

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Best Things To Do In Great Smoky Mountains National Park Besides Hiking

Next up in my Things to do that Aren't Hiking series is Great Smoky Mountains! There are about a million things to do in the Smokies because it has over 900 miles of hiking trails, but that's not what we're here for today. Today is all about the great things to do in Great Smoky…