Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Linville Hiking

We lived in Linville in Avery County for a number of years before moving to the Asheville area. It is a quaint town of 300 people year round but the summer residents bring the population to abut 2000.

We loved to hike up our street (Ruffin Street) in the old part of town to where it turned to dirt. You would never know you were so close to Grandfather Mountain and all the tourist places back in here.

Creeks and streams filled with trout, both rainbow and brook trout, bubble pass with the cool damp air providing a refreshing repast. The path follows the stream by farms, ponds and finally to a 300 acre preserve owned by on older gentleman who loves to fish. He has a tiny cabin on this property and comes several times a year to fish for trout.

Hope you enjoy these photos. If you want to know more about our house and this area check out the side bar.


Iris said...

Wow, that is so beautiful and peaceful! The farmhouse in your sidebar is adorable—and tempting! We're thinking of moving out that way one of these days. Your post is helping me feel even better about that idea. I mean, really, BBQ across the street? Excellent!

NCmountainwoman said...

Great photographs of a lovely area.

April said...

What a beautiful spot. It does look very peaceful and so lush.


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