Day 62: Getting our Blues and Greens


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We decided to hike the Log Hollow and Discovery Falls Trail, Pisgah National Forest, NC (2.5 miles out and back, 347’ elevation). I recommend using google to get to the trailhead (the Forest Service Rd is not marked) and then AllTrails to follow the trail as nothing is marked on trail either. We saw 4 excellent waterfalls, 2 right on the main, easy trail (Log Hollow Falls and an Un-named falls) and 2 that were on quite steep side trails (Upper Log Hollow and Discovery Falls). We also found a fantastic view of a mountain peak.


difficulty: 5

After a picnic lunch by the trailhead we headed into town for coffee and a treat. On the way we stopped in at Sliding Rock, a 60’ smooth rock cascade that you can slide down into a perfect natural pool. This spot is hugely popular during the season but on a weekday in winter we had it all to ourselves to enjoy.


Cups & Saucers serves specialty coffee and fresh house-made baked goods daily. I got a Peanut Butter Cup Latte (not too sweet) and a shortbread cookie (so good!).


We went back to the hotel for a short nap.

Refreshed, we went to Brevard to walk the town. Brevard is a vibrant mountain town western North Carolina with a unique blend of art, music and outdoor experiences.


We got dinner from Love Eat Thai and brought it back to the Sycamore Flats Recreation Area, Pisgah National Forest, NC. We had the whole picnic area to ourselves.


We went for a walk on the Andy Cove Nature Trail, Pisgah Ranger District (0.7 mile, 127 elevation). This turned out to be a great after dinner walk with elevated boardwalks, a swinging bridge through a very pretty forest. The daffodils are just beginning to flower.


difficulty: 1

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