North Harper Creek
This Sierra Club backpack counted 5 participants, Will (leader), Cathleen, Conrad, Warren, and Ron. We visited a beautiful area, North Harper Creek, near Linville, NC. We had good weather, with only a little thunder and a few drops of rain in the late afternoon, after we had set up camp. We hiked from FS58 down the Persimmon Ridge Trail, then up North Harper Creek Trail back to FS58. The trail was in good shape, though steep for a couple of short segments. This was a short distance for a weekend backpack, but we took advantage of the extra time to really enjoy being near the creek. There were several notable waterfalls, and we camped at the base of the most scenic one, North Harper Creek Falls. As you will see from the photos, we had a great view of the falls and ate dinner right at the bottom of the falls. As it turns out, we hiked most of the 6.1 miles on Saturday, so had a short hike out on Sunday morning, finishing up by about 11 AM.
Aug 4, 2008