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The Barns of Cullowhee Mountain

The Barns of Cullowhee Mountain

Although the Glenville and Cashiers, NC areas are a tourist destination, some local residents still farm and raise cattle. Today I photographed some of the barns (mostly abandoned) on Cullowhee Mountain Road. This road goes from Lake Glenville down to Speedwell and Cullowhee, home of Western Carolina University. NC barn architecture is quite varied. Some […]

Wildlife Wednesday–River Otter

Wildlife Wednesday–River Otter

River otters are elusive creatures, but they do live at Lake Glenville. I took a short walk to the dam in 8 inches of snow, quite difficult without snowshoes! After admiring the snow covered hills and mountains as well as the lake shore I started trudging back home through the snow. I decided to walk […]

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 […]

Is It Spring?

Is It Spring?

Spring must be just around the corner. Today I saw robins foraging and daffodils peaking up out the ground. I took a stroll in the Kara Leigh Pulley Park, Village Green, in Cashiers. The boardwalk through the marsh was still silent, waiting for the frogs and insects of spring. I turned the corner into the […]

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–Canada geese

Wildlife Wednesday–Canada geese

My goal for the next few days or weeks is to find and photograph the various kinds of waterfowl that inhabit Lake Glenville or the surrounding small ponds. Yesterday I saw Mallards and Redheads, photos coming soon. Today I took a walk along the lake because I could see two Canada Geese standing near the […]

Hiking to the Caves on the Glades Roa...

Hiking to the Caves on the Glades Road

I found directions for a hike to caves on the Glades Road in the Highland Hiker’s Guide to Day Hikes, and I have never been on this hike before. This is not a particularly well known hike in Cashiers NC, but it is¬†interesting and a little different from the other hikes we have been taking. […]

Whitewater Falls NC

Whitewater Falls NC

Between Cashiers and Brevard lies Sapphire, NC. Much like Glenville, it is little more than a few stores and a post office, but it is home to some of North Carolina’s most stunning waterfalls including Whitewater Falls. I have a lot of family that lives in Brevard, so I am up and down this road […]

Hiking in Panthertown

Hiking in Panthertown

After a spate of freezing weather, it finally warmed up for a nice long hike. Mike and I hiked in Panthertown, next to Glenville and Cashiers, NC, for the afternoon. Panthertown is a gorgeous and huge valley full of trails and views very popular with hikers and mountain bikers alike. I have hiked here a […]

Silver Run Falls

Silver Run Falls

Just south of Cashiers on Highway 107 is Silver Run Falls. This NC waterfall is an easy hike and very pretty. Mike and I went to see it during the deep freeze. If you want just want a quick and easy walk to a lovely NC waterfall, you can’t do much better than Silver Run […]