Monday, July 29, 2013

Summits # 210 and 211 - Wesser Bald and Wayah Bald, Nantahala National Forest, North Carolina

     First off I'd like to thank everyone that has donated to this worthy cause. For the second time I've hit my fundraising goal for the year and will (gladly!) raise the amount again. Thanks so much and let's keep it going. There's plenty of mountains left to climb. Your generosity is an inspiration.
     I spent the weekend with some friends in one of my favorite places on Earth - the Nantahala National Forest in western North Carolina. For an outdoorsman, this part of the country is simply paradise. Hiking, whitewater paddling, fishing, mountain biking - The Nantahala has it all. And to top it off the place is staggeringly beautiful. I spent some time hiking to the summits of Wesser and Wayah Bald on the Appalachian Trail along with paddling the chilly Nantahala River. Again, I'll let the pictures and video tell the story.

the AT just north of Tellico Gap near the summit of Wesser Bald

Wesser Bald fire tower

Wesser Bald

Wayah Bald fire tower

Nantahala River

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