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Great Views

Great Views

I thought you might enjoy a montage of some of the great views we have up here in the mountains of Western Nort Carolina. View of Lake Jocasee View from the Parkway in the Fall View from Yellow Mountain View of Lake Glenville View from Whiteside Mountain View of Panthertown

Glen Falls, Highlands, NC

Glen Falls, Highlands, NC

A Short Hike to A Pretty Waterfall On a hot day last summer, Mike and I took a short jaunt down the Glen Falls Hike, at the end of Glen Falls Road of Highway 106 in Highlands. It is a bit steep with many steps. We didn’t hike the full trail which is over a […]

Fall Color Drive

Fall Color Drive

Fall is my favorite season here in the mountains of North Carolina. The weather is usually crisp and dry with skies as blue as lapis. Once the leaves start to turn, the colors change almost overnight. On Monday, the leaves were green, and by Friday they had almost all begun their transformation. Brilliant yellow, vibrant […]

How Low Can Lake Glenville Go

How Low Can Lake Glenville Go

We have had an interesting start to Fall at Lake Glenville. Duke Energy has lowered the lake extra low this year (a planned 16 feet) in order to fix up the Pines Recreation Area at the northern end near the dam. Lake Glenville is always lowered after Labor Day, but this is the lowest the […]

Kayak on Lake Glenville

Kayaking on Lake Glenville NC

Mike and I went out to kayak on Lake Glenville the other evening. It was the first time we have been out so far this year, and it was spectacular. The weather has been pretty hot during the day, well, hot for us, high seventies/ low eighties. But the evenings are just right for a […]

April Flowers at High Falls

April Flowers at High Falls

It is time for early spring flowers in the high mountains of Western North Carolina. The warmer weather means that we can get outside. A short hike down from Lake Glenville to High Falls is just the thing. It is too early for the trees around Lake Glenville to have leaves, but a faint red […]

Yellow Mountain Views

Yellow Mountain Views

Several friends had been telling me to take a hike up to the top of Yellow Mountain, so when the weather warmed up for a day we did. Wow, was it worth it! The 360 degree views from the peak are spectacular. Yellow mountain is 5127 feet tall, making it one of the tallest mountains […]

Balsam Lake in Little Canada

Balsam Lake in Little Canada

We were on our way to visit some friends when we decided to stop at Balsam Lake on our way. The last several times I had been by the lake it had been empty, but this time it was back to full again. It is such a peaceful lake, and it reminds me of the […]

Wildlife Wednesday–Thieving Squ...

Wildlife Wednesday–Thieving Squirrel

Caught in the act, this squirrel is stealing from the Glenville birds.

Wildlife Wednesday–Glenville Ra...

Wildlife Wednesday–Glenville Raccoon

This adorable raccoon was photographed recently in Glenville, NC by Lee Froystad, talented local stained glass artist.