See photos from the 54th Annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville.
I'm heading up to Grandfather Mountain Friday afternoon to backpack. Anyone have any suggestions on how to approach Grandfather for a backpack trip. My plan is to leave around noon, hopefully be on the mountain 4ish. I need to head back Sunday morning and would like to cover as much of the mountain as possible. Will entertain suggestions for both establishing a base camp and doing day hikes, or doing the entire mountain with a 40-pound pack. Also: I've never hiked here before.
The top of Grandfather Mountain, where it's supposed to be warmer this weekend. (Photo by Hugh Morton.)
One wet Sunday afternoon on the Eno.
Are we going to let a little snow, ice, wind and cold stop us? Heck, yes!