Another day in the Jefferson National Forest and the Falls of Dismal
We had the place to ourselves, we hiked up the creek, explored the rocks and I swam around to see if I could jump from the top (I couldn’t) This is a great spot on a warm day to swim and picnic!
The afternoon was spent packing up camp to move further west, getting stuck behind an accident and waiting for Lifeflight (which circled and left) setting up a new camp, and visiting High Knob Lookout Tower for the sunset.
I always tell my students, when photographing a sunrise or sunset, turn around and photograph what is being illuminated by the light!
A good day. Bike ride, swim, 7 mile kayak to this jumping off rock, nap, swim, sunset paddle and games.
Sunrise over Sam’s tent as seen from my tent.
An Osprey circles it’s nest.
Sam and I enjoy an evening paddle as the sun sets.
A quick trip to Carolina Beach for Mother’s Day camping. This is as empty as I have ever seen Freeman Park, it was so nice!
Baby’s first beach trip, she wasn’t happy about sand.
But was happier if held.
Yardzee – Yahtzee on steroids.
It was impressive to the very end.
Finally got back on some single track!
It’s tough to concentrate sometimes at tennis, sometimes I think about a loved one, or work, but tonight was watching the sun set.
The day started early with a trip to Wolf Creek Falls.
We had the waterfall all to ourselves.
After lunch, we hiked to a 2nd waterfall – Little Fall Branch.
Then on to Max Patch for a sunset and Milky Way viewing party. Lighting plays in the clouds.
the sunset was amazing!
But the Milky Way was awesome with lightning still bouncing around the clouds below it!
Day 2 – DuPont State Forest. No bike pictures, but after the ride I hiked to Triple Falls
and Hooker Falls for a quick swim
Then to New Belgium Brewery for recovery fluids.
and the drive home sunset.
An Instagram follower asked me for interior shots of the Flippac
The sunset on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Boone.
A cow moos back at me after I moo-ed him…..