The winners of the first ever Our State Fall Photo Contest have been announced. Go check out the winners… Congratulations to Scott Hotaling, Grand Prize Winner, and to all the photographers with images selected in our 2010 Fall Photo Contest! via 2010 Fall Photo Contest Winners | | North Carolina Mountain Dreams.
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“To photograph truthfully is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live in all things.” – Ansel Adams (landscape photographer, 1902-1984) Read more and check out the video at The Mountains Whisper: Conveying a Sense of Time « The Great American Landscape | North Carolina Mountain Dreams.
Jim Casada has another story up at The Tuckasegee Reader. This is how it started: Virtually everyone of my generation who grew up in the Great Smokies, and for that matter most anywhere in the readily identifiable if somewhat geographically ill-defined region known as Appalachia, knew something about hard times. Read more at Jim Casada’s Smoky Mountain […]
The first time I drove up to Carver’s Gap in the winter in search of skiable snow, I should’ve known that “Nordic Nirvana,” as I later called it, was hidden just behind the two feet of spring snow being chewed up by rowdy four-wheelers on the road up Roan Mountain. via Roan Mountain In Winter […]
Join the Village of Blowing Rock as we celebrate the fun side of winter at the 13th Annual Blowing Rock Winterfest! From the Chili Cook-Off to downtown hayrides, from the icy Polar Plunge to WinterFeast, there’s something for all age groups at Blowing Rock Winterfest. via Blowing Rock Winterfest « North Carolina Mountain Dreams.
Mountain Weather Wisdom from Jim Casada. Any mountain resident worth his salt knows that you can judge temperatures by observing rhododendron leaves and without any need to consult a thermometer. The tighter the leaves curl and the more they droop, the colder the weather. The leaves won’t begin to unfurl until a warming spell is […]
WEATHER-RELATED CLOSURES ARE UNPREDICTABLE AND SOMETIMES FAST-CHANGING. THESE ARE UPDATED AT OUR PARK INFORMATION LINE AS THEY OCCUR AT (828) 298 0398 MILEPOST 399 – 405 … MILEPOST 241 – 244.7… via Blue Ridge Parkway – Road Closures (U.S. National Park Service) | North Carolina Mountain Dreams.
“…the view stretched on and on across rows of blue mountains, each paler than the last until the final ranks were indistinguishable from sky. It was as if all the world might be composed of nothing but valley and ridge.” Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain Read the rest at Missing The View | North Carolina Mountain Dreams.
Gorgeous photographs featuring the natural wonders of the Blue Ridge Mountains fill this wall calendar and keepsake. Check it out at Blue Ridge Mountains 2011 Scenic Wall Calendar | North Carolina Mountain Dreams.
My email this morning brought me the “Mast Store’s Almost Monthly E-Mail”. As a lover of Valle Crucis, these almost regular missives have been hitting for a long time now and they always make me fill like part of the community. Todays email about the weather conditions ended with a link to Bill Leslie’s Carolina […]
One of the best places to find out what it looks like each day is to hit Facebook and find some North Carolina Mountain Photos. Here are a few links to get you started. Mast General Store Grandfather Mountain While not Facebook pages, try these also: More Photo’s of the Day | North Carolina Mountain Dreams.
As the setting sun highlighted the front door, this beautiful home… cabin?… caught our eye as we passed by on the road “home” to our cabin for the week. via A Classic Mountain Retreat | North Carolina Mountain Dreams.
Watauga River Mill Dam November 2010 See the Photo Watauga River Mill Dam | North Carolina Mountain Dreams.