Archives for October 2013

Rumbling Bald Bouldering

Morning Bouldering at Rumbling Bald. Waking up early this morning led to being the only person in the Rumbling Bald parking lot at 7:30am. Maybe the fact that it was wednesday had something to do with it…
 

Sols Creek Falls

Another photo from the day. Sarge Colgate caught in a moment of awe.

The mountains of Western North Carolina are geologically fascinating. If you look at a map Bear Creek Reservoir is predominately south/south east of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

In the area of Bear Creek Reservoir the mountain building events that formed the Appalachian mountains metamorphosed siltstone at high temperatures and pressures to form schist, metamorphosed granite, and granitic gneiss.

Take a walk or a paddle outdoors and learn about this world we call home!

 

Bear Creek Reservoir

This is my favorite photo from the day. Sarge Colgate paddling his boat across Bear Creek Lake/Reservoir. If you look in the upper right hand corner of the photo you will see the top of 120′ Sols Creek Falls which flows into Bear Creek Reservoir. The waterfall is on private property and only accessible by boat, if you get the chance it is worth the hike. See you on the water!
-Sam