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High Mountain Expeditions

Avery county, North Carolina whitewater outfitter

 
  Whitewater outfitter

The put-in is not too far from Boone. The natural beauty of Avery County and the water flowing gracefully down High Mountain Expeditions make the trip here worthwhile. Getting a good workout and a chance to spend some time outdoors have a lot of people coming here. Since you're on this site you are probably into whitewater rafting or kayaking, either way in this general area you'll find lots of paddling spots.
    And of course, there are campgrounds nearby. The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains scenery is an added bonus. There are many good hotels to choose from, but you'd better reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick.
The sections for whitewater rafting and kayaking here in North Carolina are often more forgiving than in other states, so better not forget that lots of rivers in this state are good for beginners.

Briefly about the general area:
A glorious place to stop at near High Mountain Expeditions is Linville Gap; Sugar Mountain is a delightful local ski area. Yeah, come up here to the Blue Ridge Mountains for a delightful time. Lots of folks
 
from Crossnore come to High Mountain Expeditions, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Daniel Boone Scout Trail. This is a really good river. High Mountain Expeditions is right by the Yancey Ridge Trail. High Mountain Expeditions is a relatively wet place mostly with a lot of rainfall. May is when you get the most rain here, and December is when it's the driest. The warmest time of the year brings highs in the 70's to High Mountain Expeditions. When the night sets in temperatures drop down into the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 40's; winter nights come with lows in the 10's to High Mountain Expeditions.

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near High Mountain Expeditions.
 Whitewater Near High Mountain Expeditions:
Elk River, Avery County, 6 miles away
      Class IV-V - 8.4 miles long (Route 1326 to Route 1305)
Wilson Creek, Avery/Caldwell County, 7 miles away
      Class IV - 5 miles long (Upper Wilson)
Watauga River, Watauga County, 7 miles away
      Class II-III - 4 miles long (US Route 321 Bridge to Route 1200)
North Harper Creek, Avery/Caldwell County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V(V+) - 9 miles long (Wilson Creek Tributary)
Gragg Prong River, Avery County, 7 miles away
      Class IV-V - 1.6 miles long (Roseboro to Lost Cove Creek)
Watauga River, Watauga County, 7 miles away
      Class II-IV - 2 miles long (SR 1557 to North Carolina 105)
Lost Cove Creek, Avery County, 7 miles away
      Class -blank- - 8 miles long (Main)
Watauga River, Watauga County, 8 miles away
      Class I-II - 12 miles long (North Carolina Route 105 Bridge to US Route 321 Bridge)
Watauga, Watauga / Johnson County, 8 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4.9 miles long (Guys Ford Bridge to Watauga Lake)
Boone Fork, Watauga County, 8 miles away
      Class III-IV(V+) - 4.5 miles long (Julian Price Park to Watauga)
 Ski Areas Near High Mountain Expeditions:
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 1 miles away, 1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
Hawksnest, North Carolina , 1 miles away, 619 foot drop, 4 lifts, 12 runs
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 4 miles away, 830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 13 miles away, 365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 47 miles away, 700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 92 miles away, 740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
Winterplace, West Virginia , 96 miles away, 603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
 Marinas Near High Mountain Expeditions:
Pioneer Landing Campground, Butler , 12 miles away
Pappy's Marina and Campground, Butler , 17 miles away
 Hotels Near High Mountain Expeditions:
BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge At Banner Elk, Banner Elk , 1 miles away
Banner Elk Winery And Villa, Banner Elk , 2 miles away
Beech Mountain Inns, Banner Elk , 3 miles away
Blue Ridge Village, Banner Elk , 4 miles away
Jackalope's Mountain Lodge, Banner Elk , 5 miles away
 Campgrounds Near High Mountain Expeditions:
Grandfather Campground and Cabins, Banner Elk, 2 miles away
Down By The River Campground, Newland, 6 miles away
Blue Ridge Pkwy - Julian Price, Blowing Rock, 7 miles away
 Trails Near High Mountain Expeditions:
Daniel Boone Scout Trail, Caldwell , 3 miles away
Yancey Ridge Trail, Avery , 7 miles away
Laurel Fork Trail, Carter , 17 miles away
Laurel Fork Trail, Carter , 17 miles away
Little Pond Mountain Trail, Carter , 17 miles away
 Public Lands Near High Mountain Expeditions:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 58 miles away
Roan Mountain State Park, Tennessee , 17 miles away
Lake James State Park, North Carolina , 23 miles away
Sycamore Shoals State Park, Tennessee , 24 miles away
 Golf Courses Near High Mountain Expeditions:
Sugar Mountain Golf Club, Sugar Mountain , 1 miles away
Hawksnest Ski Resort, Seven Devils , 2 miles away
Diamond Creek, Banner Elk , 2 miles away
 Lakes Near High Mountain Expeditions
Wildcat Lake, Avery , 3 miles away

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