The next 5 pics are also from Fathers Day when we hiked to Upper Creek Falls:
This was a great Fathers Day!
Next up is Harper Creek Falls yesterday.
And finally my ride today. The total distance was 28.7 miles. I skipped going to the Fire Tower this time. First up is 9.5 miles of climbing up Curtis Creek.
Curtis Creek about 5 miles into the climb. Above is the original bridge at this point in 2005 a year after the flood. Note my NRS in the foreground and how small it looks relative to all the debris. ^ One of the many views from Heartbreak Ridge.
Those are Black Berries behind the flowers but most are still red. I found and ate about 5 or 6 small black ones. Up near the top of Heartbreak Ridge I did find a couple of Blue Berries that were tasty as well.
Wineberry in the picture above. I tried one and it tasted pretty good. I looked it up in my book "EDIBLE WILD PLANTS" when I got home. Now that I know what they are I may have to go back for more.
One last thing to mention; Thursday I found another Rattlesnake while taking JJ to the Pinnacle overlook. I found this one just off of the trail that circles the Pinnacle which is on the south-western rim of the Linville Gorge. I didn't have the camera but I would say this snake was probably at least 2 feet long and had about 6 rattles...