Monday, September 20, 2010

And Now for Somewhere Different

After a pleasant paddle beside the spectacular cliffs of the French Broad River here's our camp on the riverside near Hot Springs, NC with good friends. We walked to the mineral hot springs and then to a rowdy supper at the Iron Horse restaurant the old rail station. 

On the way home Sunday we took the easy walk up to Max Patch bald and caught the hawk migration as the broad wing hawks head to South America and the Monarchs, which were also gliding by, head toward Guatemala. The hazy day made for poor scenery shots but we did notice some oddities closer at hand.
I hope someone out there can identify this beastie for us.

See! We do leave Whites Creek Gorge from time to time. More pictures later on.