Revisiting Panthertown Valley, NC: 10 Backpacking Lessons Learned from a Downpour

Revisiting Panthertown Valley, NC: 10 Backpacking Lessons Learned from a Downpour

Two years ago, I was invited on my first backpacking trip with my friend Elizabeth and her group of friends who visit Panthertown Valley annually. We had an amazing weekend full of campfires, "faint foothpath" finding, waterfall chasing, and of course, running from yellowjackets (you can read about that trip on the blog here). When a date had been set for the annual Panthertown trip for 2016, I cleared my schedule and began preparing for another exciting weekend in the backcountry!

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A Trip to Carver's Gap on Roan Mountain

A Trip to Carver's Gap on Roan Mountain

If you guys did not already know, when I'm not taking portraits or shooting weddings, you can usually find me on the water or in the mountains.I've heard many great things about Roan Mountain ever since I started going to college in this area and somehow never made the trip up. I finally had a free weekend, actually two, to go and see the breathtaking balds at Carver's Gap. 

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