Welcome to HF. There's a trip planned to Linville Gorge
(your neck of the woods!) the last weekend of October. It's shaping up to be a great time. You are welcome to join us.
"Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities." - Mark Twain
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.” - John Burroughs