Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Beauty Of It All - Linville Gorge

Our family recently hiked part of the east rim of Linville Gorge in NC.  We made our way up to the top of Table Rock and found these incredible views of the Gorge - "The Grand Canyon Of The East". Some steep hiking up & down - my hip joints and knees were feeling it the next day.

Panoramic of Linville Gorge taken from the east rim / Table Rock
That is Grandfather Mountain on the right
It was so clear, we could see the Charlotte uptown skyline on the horizon.   That is rare, since its usually too hazy to see that far.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Appalachian Trail hike across the Roan Mountain Balds

We recently went out on a wonderful family outing to hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail along the NC/TN border and across the Roan Mountain Balds. We started out at the Carvers Gap trailhead right on the NC/TN border and followed this hike 3 miles out to Grassy Ridge Bald (& back to make it 6 miles roundtrip). It was a cloudy & chilly start but fortunately the sun burned through and gave us great light on the hike back. The rhododendron had bloomed early for us as well. The pics & video show how beautiful it was. Enjoy!

Roan Mountain AT Hike from WaterTurtle Media on Vimeo.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Cool Videos

Here are a few films that have come out in the last several months and weeks, that are really good.  I love the soundtrack in this first one...

MATT MEOLA - HOME from Matt Meola on Vimeo.

The Coast from NRS Films on Vimeo.

Through My Eyes EP. 1 from levi siver on Vimeo.

Antarctica from Kalle Ljung on Vimeo.

Wild in Pozo from Martin Haglev on Vimeo.

Défi Wind Gruissan 2015 - 1200 windsurfers - 50 knots of wind - Marathons races from Défi Wind on Vimeo.

The Fisherman's Son: The Spirit of Ramon Navarro from Patagonia on Vimeo.