ncoutdoors Photos & Videos

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Hiked Segment 3 Eastbound from Beaver Dam Gap Overlook (MST mp. 7.3, BRP 402.6) to Sleepy Gap Overlook (MST mp. 12.7, BRP 397.3) on 2019-06-17. This closed the gap from Pisgah Inn (mp. 0.00, BRP 408.6) to Craven Gap (mp. 35.9, BRP 377.4). Will work the rest of Segment 3 later. Then started Segment 2. Started at Gravel Lot (mp. 34.5, BRP 426.5). I’ll, say about 4.5/7 miles. Intended to hike three days, camping, to Pisgah Inn. Didn’t work out. It poured rain during hike. Stayed dry sleeping, irony. Shoes got soaked in the grass. Everything got soaked. Made some errors. Dropped the directions I had in a stream. They were illegible after the fumble. No blaze in this part of the section. Rested to hide from rain hiking. Couldn’t tell how far I’d walked etc, time was not the same. Also, dislocated my finger. So, made the dumb decision to just hike back to start this morning. I was way closer to 215 then I knew. Oh well anyway. Improvise, adapt, overcome. Thanks to Baked for everything. Another post with a missing picture, and it was the best one of all time, irony. #mountainstoseatrail #ncmst #737jam #sunrisepatrol #discovernc #ncisbeautiful #ncisawesome #ncoutdoors #thisisnc #onlyinnorthcarolina #onlyinnc #thisisnc #nctrails #ncphotos #anotherroadsideattraction #deadheads #hikenc #blueridgeparkway #peaceyall #planetspledgeallegiancetothefunkinallitsforms #irollwiththerollinthunderandihowlwiththehowlinwind #lyingstillbutstillawake #happy25thtothatuicbowieholycowstillmeltsmyfaceeverytimeeverytime #sometimeswewalkalone #stealyourfacerightoffyourhead #walkontoanothercitytonight #pisgahnationalforest #coldmountainwater #somerisesomefallsomeclimbtogettoterrapin

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This view? This classic Blue Ridge Parkway view of the Linn Cove Viaduct? You know, the one you see in almost every brochure and is one of the single most iconic views of the parkway?⠀ 🌄⠀ It's easily accessible from the Tanawha Trail, just over a half mile from the Linn Cove Visitor Center. Take the trail north from the visitor center parking lot. After 0.6 miles, you'll see a sign (second picture ↔️) facing a spur in the trail facing the hikers returning to the main trail. Take that spur and you'll quickly find a boulder to climb where this photo is taken.⠀ 🌄⠀ This part of the Tanawha Trail is our most hiked trail as a family. It's mostly staircase rocks, boulders, huge tree roots, and covered in obstacles that my boys LOVE to hike! It's also relatively short - we finish the round trip in just under an hour. My boys have been hiking it since they were around 4 years old and it's always a must-do when we're taking a mountain day trip from Raleigh.⠀ 🌄⠀ What's your favorite family hike?⠀ ⠀ #americasbestidea #findyourpark #nps #usnationalparks #nationalparkgeek #nationalparksroadtrip #usparksandmonuments #nationalpark #nationalparkservice #nationalparks #nationalparkobsessed #familytravels #travellingwithkids #familytravel #familytravelblogger #familytravelblog #momblog #momblogger #adventurefamily ⠀ ⠀ #visitnc #shareyournc #scenicnc #ncoutdoors #blueridgemoments #blueridgeparkwaync @blueridgenps ⠀

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44 miles away at Doughton Park the condos on top of Sugar Mountain could be seen on Friday evening. These condos underwent development in 1982, and soon thereafter The North Carolina Mountain Ridge Protection Act was passed. This ensures buildings over 40 feet will not be erected on ridges at or above 3,000 ft elevation or 500’+ above an adjacent floor in NC. I’m grateful for laws like this that protect the natural state of our beautiful region.

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What an absolutely stunning sunset over Mount Jefferson to end a day full of thunderstorms 😍 We are so thankful for this view, and want you to be able to enjoy it, too! Book your trip today- what are you waiting for?

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3 hours ago

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

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4 hours ago

Lauren and Neil became my instant friends and once again this job blesses my life in more ways than I can count. 🖤

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Storm rolling through lastnight right around sunset actually missed us but i captured one strike out of about 20 shots🍻 <><><><><><><><><><><>< 🎈 Pentax K1 • 🎈 @Irix 15mm 2.4 Firefly • 🎈 A: f/11 • 🎈 SS: 0.6s • 🎈 ISO 100 • 🎈W/B: Auto • 🎈 @haidafilter CPL • <><><><><><><><><><><>< #pentaxk1 #ricohimaging #irix #irix15mm #got_greatshots #haidafilter #sky_brilliance #best_skyshots #sky_captures #sky_sultans #earthofficial #cloudzdelight #mint_shotz #goandcapturethelight #hey_ihadtosnapthat #raw_vip #raw_skies #explore_landscapes #explore_skies #splendid_shotz #splendid_horizon #igworldclub_sunset #igworldclub_sky #clouds_of_our_world #onlyinnorthcarolina #ncoutdoors #obx #bestpicturegallery #visitecity #planet_earth_shots

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6 hours ago

I can almost always remember where a photo was taken, but for some reason I can't remember on this one. I think it was at the Tan Bark Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I just remember taking it one morning and using my telephoto lens to capture the fog in the trees down on the mountain. I know it looks like a texture was applied, but nope, this is how it came out! ⠀ .⠀ ⠀⁣⠀⠀ .⠀ ⠀⁣⠀⠀ #kathleenrobertsphotography #sony #teamsony #sonyalpha #bealpha #sigma150 -600 ⠀⠀⁣⠀⠀ .⠀⁣⠀⠀ #clickpro #howiclick #clickmagazine #clickinmoms #cm_theworldaroundyou #beyondportraits ⠀ ⠀⁣⠀⠀ . ⠀ ⠀⁣⠀⠀ #blueridgemoments #pisgahnationalforest #blueridgemountains #828isgreat #mountains #landscape #gohiking #romanticasheville #ourstatemag #wnc #nc #ncoutdoors ⁣⠀⠀

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Thanks to @east_tn_hillbilly * Just miles upstream from the famous 411ft Whitewater Falls, a rare slot canyon at the headwaters of the Whitewater River offers a unique and adventurous opportunity for hikers, kayakers, and thrill-seeking canyoneers. Slot canyons are rare on the east coast and are more common in the southwestern United States. The canyons are usually much deeper than they are wide, formed by rushing water forced through narrow rock passages, and can pose quite the threat during any flash flood event. This unique geographical feature found on the Whitewater River is approximately a quarter mile long and boasts four beautiful waterfalls within its borders: Entrance Falls, Sculpted Falls, Little Canyon Falls, and Exit Falls. Other beautiful waterfalls can be found above and below the canyon and are easily accessible via trail or bushwhack. Take extreme caution when visiting the slot canyon and take someone with you who knows the area if you choose to explore the area. Featured here is Sculpted Falls, located within the walls of the slot canyon. Sculpted Falls Nantahala National Forest Whitewater River Gorge Cashiers, NC * * * Photo selected by: @jeremyrobert_photos * * * #northcarolinaoutdoors #ncoutdoors #explorenc #ncnature #ncphotography #northcarolinanails #northcarolinabraider #northcarolinaweddings #landscapephotography #riverscape

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Went back to summer of 2017 for this one. I'd say this is a classic on the east coast. You go catch yourself at least one of these in the mosquito infested wetland. I'm serious, take long pants, long sleeve shirt, maybe a jacket and cover your face. If there is no wind you will be their treat hahah. I'd do again but better prepared. Shorts and t-shirt sucked. _ - #teamsony a6000 Rokinon 12mm f/2 25 sec 3200 ISO Induro AKB0 tripod Single Exposure

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You may not know it, but light pollution is an issue everywhere, just check out this map that shows the concentrations of it all over the world! According to the 2016 groundbreaking “World Atlas of Artificial Night Sky Brightness,” 80 percent of the world’s population lives under skyglow. Map: https://blue-marble.de/nightlights/2012 Welcome to SUMMER Y’All! Welcome returning friends, and families! Let’s ROCK AND ROLL! Call Us Today: 910-687-6100 to make a reservation! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK! Tues-Thurs 9 am - 9 pm Fri-Mon 9 am - 5 pm #oib #oibswamppark #may #mayday #may19 #june #june19 #holiday #rainydays #summer #bloom #flowers #holidaydeals #oki #southportnc #wilmingtonnc #brunswickoutdoors #tripadivisor #petzl #zipline #adventure #visitnc #ncoutdoors #raleighnc #jacksonvillenc #visitmyrtlebeach #conwaysc #nature #discoverus

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9 hours ago

The calm before a scattered thunderstorm ⛈ Humid with a high of around 90° today, winds from the SSW 10-15 #northwestcreekmarina

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We saw a juvenile American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) last night. These little guys can hang out in the brackish (mix of salt and fresh water) off the west end of the island to reach our beaches. . Photo taken during conservation activities approved by state and federal agencies . . . #alligator #nc #ncwildlife #northcarolina #juvenile #animal #wildlifephotography #wildlife #ncoutdoors #beach #photography #naturephotography #nature #intern #internship #bhic #bhiconservancy #conservancy #baldheadisland #baldheadislandconservancy #island #nighttime #night #reptile #herp #cool

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10 hours ago

Met Bruce, who is part of a conservatory team that helps the Appalachian Trail, at the trailhead at Carver’s Gap. We hit it off instantly and I just enjoyed what felt like my own private tour with him just pouring knowledge of all the plants and history that are apart of the Appalachian Trail. Thanks Bruce! 👍🏻 The main flowers in these pictures are called flaming azaleas. The first picture you see is us looking at the geological markings of where marks were left from rock breaking off of each other many many years ago. . . . . . . #appalachiantrail #appalachianmountains #roanmountain #blueridgemoments #getoutandhike #ncoutdoors #northcarolinamountains #blueridgemountains #carversgap #conservancy #gohike #hikemore #idhikethat #flamingazaleas #ncmountains #northcarolinaoutdoors #explorenc #explorecarolina

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12 hours ago

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Girls weekend!? YES we can help out with that! We offer the option of delivery, setup, and even grocery shopping for you! #optoutside #yesplease #summer

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13 hours ago

Building something great for the farming community begins by learning from those who have devoted their lives to the land. Tarboro Hemp Company is excited to announce the official launch of our Instagram. Follow us @tarborohempcompany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #tarborohempcompany #tarboronc #cannabisderivedtechnologies #farmers #farming #edgecombecounty #RockyMount #visitnc #growlocal #hemp #supportlocalfarmers #ncoutdoors #welovenc #agriculture #greenhouse #industrialhemp #cannabisgrow #cannabiscommunity #cannabiseducation #cannasseur #seedtosale

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14 hours ago

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself. : 📸 @arron.boleyn - Canon 6DMkII - Canon 85mm 1.8

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⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rich’s Inlet and Lea-Hutaff Island ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ June 2019 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #lovewhereyouliveilm #droneaddict

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¡swipe! Brown floating lights throughout this gorge have been witnessed by many and recently captured by Appalachian State University. Found on YouTube, their videos have given new life to the local folklore surrounding these mysterious floating lights and a surge of spectators lingering at vistas past dark. By word of mouth on the trails, I've gathered that most believe them to be spirits of tortured Native Americans. In US history, the natives were exiled and subjects of mass genocide by the settlers. Linville Gorge has been said to be the last stronghold natives held before they were forced into reservations. It was also said that the gorge itself was named after the last white man to be scalped by Native Americans. A number of people claim this wilderness area possess strong spiritual forces, attributed to the volatile events that took place here. The scientific theory attributes the lights to pockets of gas, rising from the valley bed, refracting light. All of this has been trail talk, so please feel free to add any additional information in the comments. Have you seen them? Where are the best places the phenomenon can be seen? Do you know more history of the place?

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2 days ago

We arrived early for sunrise last week, but Roan Mountain was covered with thick clouds. After an hour or so the clouds moved on revealing layers of Blue Ridge Mountains and vibrant yellow and orange Flame Azaleas illuminated by early morning light. • • • • • • • #godscreation #landscapephotography #adventures #alltrails #ncoutdoors #naturalnorthcarolina #fog #exploreboone #booneview #moodygrams #blueridgemountains #visitnc #blueridgemoments #ncoutdoorculture #blueridgemountainlife #outaboutnc #naturenc #appalachianmountains #scenicnc #nature #ashevilletrails #naturephotography #outdoors #hiking #celebratingnc #southernstatescollective #explore #trails #teamcanon

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