Sandy Plain, eh? That's about a half hour from where I live. You must have been along the Falls Lake area for a bit. I need to get back there soon and hike more of the new Mountains-to-Sea Trail. The MST is still a work in progress. Once finished, it will run from Clingman's Dome along the Tennessee border all the way to Jockey's Ridge on the Outer Banks. It'll be roughly 900 miles long. Anyways, at Falls Lake is once again back to normal levels after the severe drought North Carolina had a few months ago. :0)
Yes, Falls Lake is back at just a tad above normal now. It is swollen by the saping rain which makes the lake, where this photo was taken, 1/4 mile wide and navigable. I have never made it so high up the lake and was astonished to find a 2 foot step in the lake. I might never see this again!
I have hiked the MST in the mountains but the Piedmont stretch holds no appeal. I would enjoy also the coast I think.
I haven't hiked the MST yet along the Blue Ridge Range. I've been on the AT at Grayson Highlands State Park in Virginia and on the Deep Gap Trail between Mount Mitchell and Big Tom, crossing over Mount Craig. In the Adirondacks up in New York State, I've been atop Mount Marcy and hope to trek over most of the McIntyre Range in July.
Greetings from Canada eh! You have beautiful pictures. I noticed after I submitted mine, some of our pictures are of the same place near Fort Fisher NC.
Being from the Great White North I've seen many beaver dams and I thought I'd put out the suggestion that the "bank" you see in this picture may be in fact a beaver dam predating the near extinction of beavers a century ago in this area. After many years the wood they build them with root & grow trees,strengthening the dam and making it wider, but making them less distinguishable than more recently constructed dams.
All in all very interesting speculation, which is one reason I admire your photos so much, they really get 'ya thinkin'! Thanks for submitting them for the world to see, Gord
Yep, I reckon your right Gord this is a huge dam beaver dam and as you will notice its on a lake called .... Beaver Dam
When we are out paddling in our kayaks on the lake in the evenings we see them toodling about with a twig or somesuch piece of building material. Its a great thing to see.
I am looking forward to seeing some of you Fort Fisher pictures. Until then, thanks for dropping in and stay warm up there!
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