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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.

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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!

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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 to best visit them!

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