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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Linville Falls Hike, North Carolina


From Nov. 7-9,  George and I took a short trip to Asheville,  North Carolina.  First we traveled through the Smokies  (and saw fog and snow).  On the next day,  we made a wonderful trip to Grandfather Mountain (and about FROZE to death--even though we had fun)...  In order to see those three blog posts --if you missed them,  click HERE.

Today I will share the last post from that short trip.   We next took a hike to Linville Falls.  It was a nice hike --and not nearly as cold as it was on Grandfather Mountain.  We first hiked to Upper Linville Falls.  The picture above was one of us that a nice person volunteered to take.  We were at the overlook to Upper Linville Falls.




Here is a collage showing more from the Upper Linville Falls area.




This gal was certainly happy to be in this beautiful place!




Here's a good picture I took of George at Upper Linville Falls.




Here's a picture I took of the beautiful blue sky --while we hiked that day... (After all of the dreary, gloomy, cloudy, rainy, foggy skies we have had recently,  I yearn for some beautiful skies like that NOW... ha ha)




After another hike to Lower Linville Falls,  we got to an overlook where we stopped and took pictures of the waterfall and of the gorge.




The sun was beginning to go down --but it was still with us on the overlook to Lower Linville Falls.  We had to use our long lenses here since Lower Linville Falls was not very close.  (We did find that you can get closer --by going on another hike,  but since it was getting late, we decided to come back another time. )




Here are our pictures of Lower Linville Falls.  The picture on the left shows how far away this waterfall was from our overlook.  The other two were taken with the long lens.




Here's a picture George took of me at the last overlook.  I was happy to be there --and as you can tell,  much warmer than I was when we were at Grandfather Mtn... ha ha

Hope you enjoyed our pictures from Linville Falls, and from that November trip.

Have a wonderful day.  Please pray for the people who have been flooded in Tennessee and other states these past several days.  We have all had TONS and TONS of rain.  We are fine here on the mountain --but we did have freezing rain part of the time.  Luckily, we didn't have to get out in it.  This has been a crazy past few days!!!!  

Hugs,

53 comments:

Small Kucing said...

The waterfall looks gorgeous!.

Auntie Bliss said...

I don't think of you on a mountain but I guess you are.
I see you couldn't sleep either!
I love the Linville Falls photos and I know it was wonderful.
Do you guys ever take a picnic with you?
Stay warm and dry today!

Ms. A said...

The falls photos are gorgeous!

Good luck with the weather. It's been awful here, too.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Betsy, Lovely photos from your hike. The Waterfalls is gorgeous. I like what you did with the collages and your photos, very neat. I am sorry about all the rain and flooding. Stay safe and keep warm. have a happy day!

Catherine said...

Hope you are having a safe and happy week Betsy!
xo Catherine

Maple Lane said...

Very nice photos and I love your collages.

Snap said...

Looks like a beautiful hike and where is your book on waterfalls???!!!!! :D :D :D

Big Dude said...

Good thing we're getting rain and not snow or we'd be buried. If you want to see a unique version of Bald River Falls, they showed it on the news last night - a raging torrent of water was coming over it.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

the hubby & i loved it there. such a gorgeous place. looks so different seeing it with you. such fun & cold too!! ha. ha!! ( :

Sharon said...

I love Linville Falls. Would be interesting to see it today, wouldn't it???

The Incredible Woody said...

Such a beautiful place! We certainly enjoyed our time in Banner Elk!

linda m said...

I love your collages - so pretty!

Neal said...

That looks like a beautiful area. I especially want to go to Grandfather Mountain. I still can't believe that we haven't been there. :)

Karin said...

Lovely job on all those collages! Such a pretty area - so peaceful and rejuvenating! Hope things dry up from all that watery goodness you've received! Have a great day!

Sandra said...

i love those low falls, looks like a great place to swim in the summer time, and the lower falls are my favorite. i have a question, i noticed you side bar pics are larger and saw it on another post somewhere. did you change it or did it just do it. if so what did you do

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful captures from your trip and, of course, the falls are fantastic! Another great trip!! Thanks for sharing, as always! Hope your week is going well!

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous pictures! We enjoyed going to Linville Falls. Stay high and dry, Betsy!

TexWisGirl said...

bright smiles in beautiful sunlight and fresh air. :)

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

What a nice place! It makes me want to get out on a hike too, but it's a little too cold around here.

LV said...

My, but you have gotten fancy on us. You really made some great changes in your blog. I got so carried away with all your cartoons and captions, almost did not read your post. Shame on me. I am like the lady, I live my life and never think of my age. Stay warm.

Fun60 said...

Impressive long lens producing a great photo of the falls. You look really young in these photos. Have you been bathing in the waterfalls of youth?

MTWaggin said...

It does indeed look like a lovely place and that you had a wonderful time!

Small City Scenes said...

It sure is a beautiful place, all right. And you all sure do look happy. Your photos are gorgeous. I like your collages too. MB

imac said...

Post card pictures Betsy

Carletta said...

Another lovely 'walk' with you Betsy!
Hope it begins warming up for you.
We were supposed to have freezing rain last night but the temps held up to just above freezing. Some flooding here too.
If I'm not going to have snow I'd just as soon Spring get here!!
Keep Warm!

HolleyGarden said...

I just love the mountains of North Carolina. Asheville is one of my favorite places, but I don't think I've ever been to Linville Falls. I'm glad you're safe from the floods. It's been so long that I've heard any news, I didn't even realize there was flooding. I will pray for the people that are affected.

Out on the prairie said...

I always have extra clothes when I go out, you never know what it will be like.I was glad to have extra yesterday the wind made it worse.

Ginny said...

You are really getting good with the collages!!! My favorites here today are George in front of the falls, and the collage of you both taking pictures, that one is FUN!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful falls and surrounding area. I see you are making good use of that collage program.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What a beautiful hike Betsy. I especially like the falls as the sun begins to set.

Of course, your smiles.

Happyone said...

A beautiful place for hiking. Nice to see your two happy smiles. : )

Pearl@serenitycove said...

Praying for everyone in Tennessee affected by the rain.
Just heard Newfound Gap Road is closed because of a land slide. By the looks of it that will be a major repair. So Sad.

Arkansas Patti said...

Wonderful collages. Looks like a perfectly lovely place though that cold part I could pass on.
So sorry about all the bad weather we sent Tennessee. It always seems to get destructive after it leaves us. We got gobs of water right before it snowed yesterday which has really helped our drought conditions.

joy said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful trip.
Yes, I will pray for the people who had been flooded in tennesse.

Ann said...

What a gorgeous place. You do look quite happy in that picture and I don't blame you one bit

Donna said...

Ah, such a fun jaunt! Glad you had a good time.

It's been very soggy here in Knoxville. Over 6 inches of rain the past few days. Now they are calling for snow! Sure glad we're retired and don't have to go out in it, LOL.

Daisy said...

Wonderful photos,Betsy! I've been hearing about all the rain and flooding folks have been having down there. Hope it ends soon.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Just wanted to say I enjoyed your lovely photos. We're all down with a flu bug/virus here. Stay well!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Awesome photos from some cute little hikers!
I'm glad you had a good time.
Sending good thoughts to those with weather issues right now.
XO

Linda said...

Well, even though you two seem to have fun no matter what the weather is, I'm glad to see you had such a beautiful day for this hike. Great pictures of the falls and of both of you. Glad to hear the freezing rain didn't pose any serious problems for you.

carolina nana said...

I used to go by Linville falls quite a few times each year on my way to Avery county to watch ballgames when my kids were in school. That is a beautiful area.
We are supposed to get our first snow of the season tomorrow night. But before the snow we are supposed to get 3 more inches of rain,yuck !!
Hope you get a break from the rain and get some snow also.
Blessings
Marilyn

Retired English Teacher said...

These were very cool pictures, Betsy. I love the way you have created the fun collages.

Someday you should select photos of the various falls that you have seen this year and let us pick our favorites. Which ones have been your favorites?

Andrea said...

You might have predicted my comment, as I am envious of your waterfalling again! I don't have companions this year so none for me maybe this time. That shadow of George attracted my attention, it looks like something unlike human, haha!

Susannah said...

Betsy, Your pictures are as gorgeous as usual. I must skip over and see your husbands blog one of these days. I really want to. It amazes me all the hiking that you both do. How do you find time to get everything done at home.? It always looks so immaculate and pretty.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Beautiful as usual. You and George always look so sweet together.
Smooches,
BRD & Hootie
(& Cassie too!)

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots of this hike.

Hope you get some sun and snow instead of rain!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a fun time. You got some great pictures!

Betty Manousos said...

dear betsy,

this is a breathtakingly beautiful post!
what a great hike! the place, the views, the low falls...everything looks amazing!

loved seeing your lovely shots!

big hugs~

Lady Di Tn said...

Another fun virtual trip with yawl. I loved the lower Linville falls. Both of yawl look great and from all the smiles, a great time. We finally got rid of the ice today. Much rather have snow. Peace

Grandma Bonnie said...

You got lots of beautiful pictures. I would love to visit the falls maybe in the spring when the weather is nice.

Chatty Crone said...

The place is beautiful and I love that you are both in blue - I love the waterfall and I LOVE the sunshine - we need some here.

diane b said...

I have been busy the last week and no time to blog.Loved all the posts of your trip. Even though it looked awfully cold it looked beautiful and you sure seem to be enjoying it all. Neat collages.

Rohrerbot said...

You guys take wonderful walks full of fresh air and great views. I'm doing better with the landscape shots. I sometimes forget to look around:) I'm so glad you have a partner to share all this wonderful nature with.....it's great to have a hobby to share with someone you love. Keep on treckin':)