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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 […]

Wildlife Wednesday–Find The Gro...

Wildlife Wednesday–Find The Grouse

Grouse are remarkable at camouflage. This NC spring they are quite plentiful if you know where to look. I have a friend who works for the Forestry service who says he has seen at least 20 this spring. My Dear Husband was out and about this week around Lake Glenville and found a grouse waiting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wildlife Wednesday–Thieving Squ...

Wildlife Wednesday–Thieving Squirrel

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

Lake Glenville After the Rain

Lake Glenville After the Rain

A burst of light through the clouds over Lake Glenville after the rain.

New fishing pier coming

New fishing pier coming

Lake Glenville, NC, has a new fishing pier coming! It is wonderful to see. There is total wheelchair access from paved parking spot to end of pier. There is also a low shelf for fishing over. This pier is in the same parking area as the first Pine Creek Road boat ramp just before the Lake Glenville dam. […]