Fall Frishmuths 2018 - Gorges State Park


#1

Two weeks ago, we headed out to Western NC for another escape to the mountains. This time we found a really nice, cozy condo with a killer view of Toxaway Falls.

Orange Julius got us there safely again…

Hawt!

The worst view ever…

Deck heater in action…allowing us to chill on the deck and take it all in…

Best part of these mini vacations - disconnecting a bit and playing a savage game of Aggravation. Tears usually are shed.

Pancakes and a view…by the way, I recommend Kodiak Cakes…awesome, lots of protein, and hearty taste - good fuel for hiking!

The next morning, hitting the trail at Gorges State Park…

These signs are actually legit. Two people died in the last couple months after being swept over the waterfalls in the area…

After a bit of hiking, the awesome Rainbow Falls…you can spot the rainbow in the second picture. The wind whips upslope here, taking mist with it…

My wife and I have a special connection with this place. We were here eighteen years ago or so before it was even a state park. The boys wouldn’t even believe we swam in that waterfall nearly two decades ago…

Turtleback Falls - a summertime sliding rock…

Stopping for a bit of lunch - our traditional sandwiches and pasta salad…

Heading back down the trail…

A nice day hike. We arrived back at the condo to witness the guys walking all around Toxaway Falls. We were pretty sure we’d see someone fall off it…but they got smart and decided to back off trying to walk down it…

Enjoying watching birds come to the feeder…

Some drone shots from above the falls…

Some footage of Toxaway Falls taken with our Mavic drone…


#2

Sorry @BeachAV8R but I think you’ve got the raw end of the deal dude…

WHY would you want to be at that gorgeous place with your family when you could be stuck at a discusting Walmart analogue at 3 in the morning in cold rain soaked Southampton! Lol


#3

Cool pics and video Beach. Before you mentioned it I thought I had seen those falls from an earlier visit by you. :slight_smile:

Wheels


#4

Looks like European Truck Simulator. You guys have Walmarts over there? (I’m so sorry…)


#5

No it’s tesco. Exactly the same thing with a different name. European truck simulator doesn’t quite grasp the abject misery of the job lol. I drive somewhere. Get to the Gatehouse. Invariably get shouted at for incorrect paperwork/load/trailer/face sit there for 5 hours in a horrible waiting area (Ill take a pic tonight. It really is worse than you think) as you can’t sit in the lorry as you might drive off and hurt someone.

I fly all summer so this job gets me through the winter period so for 6 months of the year is feels like karma is kicking my butt for enjoying life to much.

Stay in school kids :joy:

Beach. Your photos are amazing, what camera are you using? Also that cabin with the fire burning is just stunning. It looks like your having an amazing time.