Tuesday, May 17, 2016

2016-05-13 Pathertown

Panthertown Valley
Nantahala National Forest
Jackson County, NC
Friday, May 13th, 2016

Me at Schoolhouse Falls



My Team Waterfall group had a big adventure planned for Saturday around Panthertown, NC.  I decided to get an early start to the weekend and took a vacation day on Friday.

After setting up camp at a nice spot along Greenland Creek I hit the trails for a bit of solo dayhiking.

Here are some of the highlights:


The Great Wall of Panthertown

 Looking up from the base of the Great Wall

 Granny Burrell Falls

 Granny Burrell Falls



Big Green Mountain

 Taking a break after the strenuous climb up the north side of Big Green Mountain


Little Green Mountain
Rhododendron Bloom on Little Green Mountain

Mountain Biker on Little Green Mountain




Schoolhouse Falls

Schoolhouse Falls

Rhododendron Bloom at Schoolhouse Falls

 Schoolhouse Falls



After my buddy Andy arrived we did the short hike from our campsite to Greenland Creek Falls.

Geenland Creek Falls

 Greenland Creek Falls

 Greenland Creek Falls

Andy photographing Greenland Creek Falls

 Greenland Creek Falls


After visiting Greenland Creek Falls, we got the campfire going and enjoyed a nice relaxing evening around the campfire with absolutely no rain and perfect camping temperatures!

 Andy and me hanging out around the campfire


This was a great start to what would prove to be an awesome weekend!

The complete set of photos from Friday is posted here:




 

 

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