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  • Rappelling The Notch – A True NC Slot Canyon

    Rappelling The Notch – A True NC Slot Canyon

    The Notch, as it’s colloquially known, is an ancient slot canyon that descends ~150-ft in about 500-ft – deep within the heart of the Nantahala Gorge, North Carolina. Requiring four separate sections of rappel to successfully navigate, this adventure is one that demands mental fortitude of a higher caliber coupled with some serious canyoneering skills.
  • The Sphinx – Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC

    The Sphinx – Linville Gorge Wilderness, NC

    The Sphinx, a titan of the gorge, draws an undeniable appeal to it that few formations can compare to. This sentient structure looms over the mighty Linville River at a staggering 200+ ft! Often hailed as the tallest free standing rock within the wilderness, the off-trail journey to this iconic and isolated landmark is nothing short of a treacherous scramble across one of the most rugged and unforgiving sections in all of Linville Gorge!
  • 5 Sunset Destinations in the Upstate, South Carolina!

    5 Sunset Destinations in the Upstate, South Carolina!

    Who doesn’t love a good a sunset? Luckily for us, the Upstate has several fantastic opportunities to catch it – ranging in a variety of adventures from handicap accessible overlooks to strenuous hikes scrambling over massive boulder fields! Below are five known (and not-so-known) sunset spots in Greenville/Pickens counties, along with some tips on when […]
  • Crane Creek and Miuka Falls, SC

    Crane Creek and Miuka Falls, SC

    Prepare your inner masochist because this creekwhack will have you fighting a grueling 800-ft in elevation gain on near vertical mountainsides while being slammed with waterfall after waterfall – all in only a short 0.8 miles! But don’t worry, it’ll feel like a lot more.
  • Ledbetter Creek Canyon, NC

    Ledbetter Creek Canyon, NC

    An ancient creek, dropping close to 800-ft in a short 0.5 miles, all while descending through one of Western North Carolina’s true and oldest slot canyons? Yeah, I’m on board.