Touch Window Falls at Hanging Rock State Park, NC. Then see Compression Falls and climb Grandfather Mountain in Tennessee. Payment Link
Here is our weekend:
FRIDAY- August 6th, 2021
7:00 am- We meet near Bowers Hill in Chesapeake for carpools and roll to Hanging Rock State Park.
12:00 pm-WINDOW FALLS is Hanging Rock's coolest spot and is usually touchable. The trail is a 3.5-mile very steep round trip.
See Window Falls on our YouTube Channel...
5:00 pm ARRIVE AT BEECH MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT located just 30 minutes from our various outings. The house has 8 beds in 3 bedrooms and plus a full kitchen, decks, grill, laundry, and more. We will split the rooms by gender.
SATURDAY, August 7th, 2021
9:00 am- Breakfast at the house- I will make breakfast for everyone to be sure we are fueled up for the climb. Packed lunch will also be provided for our day's adventure.
10:00 am- CLIMB GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN using a series of cables and ladders. Explore Grandfather Mountain where the curators have installed cables and ladders for hikers to scale the rugged summit trails. We will look out Grandfather's Attic Window and visit the fabled Indian House Cave. This will be a challenging 8-mile hike with scrambles and ladders to climb.
FOR LESS ADVENTUROUS HIKERS THERE ARE PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES AT GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN OR SEE BEECH MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES BELOW.
Grandfather Mountain is a private attraction and the $22 fee is included.
SUNDAY, August 8th, 2021
9:00 am- Breakfast at the house. Packed lunch will also be provided for our day's adventure.
10:00 am- Venture to Compression or Elk River Falls in Tennesse.
-COMPRESSION FALLS is breathtaking at 40 feet high and 40 feet wide.
It plunges right next to Twisted Falls.
Check out our video from 2019...
The trail is a very steep 4 mile round trip and gets more washed out every year and the way back up to the parking lot is very challenging.
There is an alternate falls called Elk River Falls just a short drive away. Accessing Elk River Falls is very easy and you can safely take a dip.
MONDAY, August 9th, 2020
11:00 am- Check out of the townhouse and take the ski lift up for an easy walk on the disc golf course before making the drive home.
-2 Breakfasts and 2 Lunches
-Stay at Beech Mountain Ski Resort. Register as a guest at Beech Mountain and access these amenities...
Mile High Yoga – Beech Mountain Ski Resort
-Ride the chair lift allowing scenic views as you ascend to your class. between 10:00 A.M. and 10:10 A.M as class begins at 10:30 A.M
-Tickets are $15 for 1hour class
-Yoga mats are available for rent for $2.00
Beech Mountain Golf – Guest Membership pricing!!!
-Manicured fairways of Beech Mountain Club provide
-Some of the most spectacular scenery in Western North Carolina.
-Golfers can see four states from this ridge-top layout.
-The club provides the exclusive amenities of a private resort
-Enjoy finding hidden trout streams across the mountain,
-Recreational fishing is available two stocked lakes, Buckeye Lake and Coffey Lake
-Coffey Lake also has a paved 1/8-mile trail around the lake that's ideal for walking and jogging.
Disk Golf – Beech Mountain Ski Resort
-$1 Lift Ticket
-3$ Disk Rental
-Walk Course for Free
Buckeye Recreation Center,
-Indoor & outdoor tennis,
-Fitness center and indoor basketball
-NC Birding Trail, home to nearly 130 species throughout the four seasons.
What's not included:
Transportation(carpools will arrange the morning of).
Dinners and breakfast Monday morning.