itsbetterherethanthere Photos & Videos

16 hours ago

🌳🌳🌳 Oh hey, didn't see you down there. 🌳🌳🌳

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22 hours ago

If you’re gonna camp, you might as well get front seats to the view

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2 days ago

The Black Mountains stand apart from any in Western North Carolina.⁣ ⁣ In many ways, they are far removed from the hustle and bustle of many of the other South Beyond Six Thousand Feet ranges. The dark, conical peaks from which the range gets its name run perpendicular to the Blue Ridge Parkway, creating a stark contrast with the rolling hills of the eastern crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains.⁣ ⁣ In other ways, they are similar to the developed and crowded peaks of the east that vacationing families know so well. The scenic drive up to the summit tower, the snack bar and restaurant on the tallest peak on the crest, Mount Mitchell.⁣ ⁣ Between the most remote peak, Celo Knob, and the most famous, Mount Mitchell, is my favorite walk in all of Western North Carolina. The Crest is a roller coaster ride of high elevation spruce and fir forest, short but steep bushwacks, seven six thousand foot peaks, and the most beautiful views in all of Western North Carolina.⁣ ⁣ Unfortunately, I would see very little of those views and this stunning trail. I headed out after work as the storm clouds rolled in, determined to bag few peaks in the daylight before I polished off the rest of the trail in the dark. In truth, I’d always dreaded hiking these peaks in the dark. The bushwacks are quite thick and I knew they’d be slower than usual while I searched for the summits in the small but steady beam of my headlamp.

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3 days ago

Foggy views from the observation tower

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4 days ago

We hope you aren't scared of heights. Because this week Erick tests out his strength and agility on a demanding aerial course before #highlining across Western North Carolina’s #LinvilleGorge. #TVUncharted

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4 days ago

Summer concerts on the lawn at The Jones House in Downtown Boone every Friday through August. Concerts start at 5pm. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Parking is free downtown after 5! You don’t want to miss it! And Rich Mountain Cabin is less than 10 minutes from The Jones House! 📷: @thejoneshouseboone instagram

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5 days ago

#♻️ @wildwoodblessing. This shot reminds me of walking out on a boardwalk at the beach, maybe the roar of the winds this morning reminded me of crashing waves on the shore. Later I’ll post what was happening behind me. Crazy clouds and winds made for a very dynamic sunrise landscape. Big bonus was being there alone😊 + + + + + + + + + #godsartwork #godscreation #sunset_sunrise_beautiful #sunset #natgeolandscape #onlyinnorthcarolina #greettheoutdoors #blueridgemoments #naturenc #mountains #romanticasheville #discover #exploreboone #ncoutdoors #northcarolina #blueridgemountains #mountains #visitnc #landscapephotography #sunrise #scenicnc #celebratingnc #naturepics #northcarolina #mountains #itsbetterherethanthere #nature #naturephotography #trails #wncmountains #picoftheday

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5 days ago

⎈ there's something unreal about jumping in this lake after biking 5 hours in direct 90° sunlight.

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5 days ago

Sweet Carolina! Erick makes some new friends that help him reach new heights on this week's episode of #TVUncharted. You can catch it tomorrow at 6 p.m. on our YouTube channel!

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6 days ago

⎈ everything i'm not made me everything i am

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6 days ago

Don't look down on this week's episode. See you all in Western North Carolina! #TVUncharted #WNC

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1 week ago

(Be sure to swipe. ) While watching the sunrise from Rough Ridge I turned around and saw the most unbelievable rainbow colored clouds spilling over Grandfather Mountain and the Linn Cove Viaduct. The colors and formations changed every few seconds. With the insane winds it was difficult to even hold still to take some of the shots. I did a short video near the end (in my story). I love watching the sunrise in solitude, but this was one of those sunrises I wanted to hear “Wow” from someone besides just me over and over again. + + + + + + + + #godsartwork #godscreation #sunset_sunrise_beautiful #sunset #natgeolandscape #onlyinnorthcarolina #greettheoutdoors #blueridgemoments #naturenc #mountains #romanticasheville #discover #exploreboone #ncoutdoors #northcarolina #blueridgemountains #mountains #visitnc #landscapephotography #sunrise #scenicnc #celebratingnc #naturepics #northcarolina #mountains #itsbetterherethanthere #nature #naturephotography #trails #wncmountains #picoftheday

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1 week ago

An absolutely awesome meetup yesterday. so glad to put faces to so many photographers and see everyone in their element. Thank you to @theblueridgers for putting this together and having us for @trailful grand opening. If you’re ever in Hiawassee, their store is definitely worth a visit. \\ these are from right before the meetup. Toccoa Falls, you are truly something else

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1 week ago

This shot reminds me of walking out on a boardwalk at the beach, maybe the roar of the winds this morning reminded me of crashing waves on the shore. Later I’ll post what was happening behind me. Crazy clouds and winds made for a very dynamic sunrise landscape. Big bonus was being there alone😊 + + + + + + + + + #godsartwork #godscreation #sunset_sunrise_beautiful #sunset #natgeolandscape #onlyinnorthcarolina #greettheoutdoors #blueridgemoments #naturenc #mountains #romanticasheville #discover #exploreboone #ncoutdoors #northcarolina #blueridgemountains #mountains #visitnc #landscapephotography #sunrise #scenicnc #celebratingnc #naturepics #northcarolina #mountains #itsbetterherethanthere #nature #naturephotography #trails #wncmountains #picoftheday

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1 week ago

This is our tiny pup, Stella, enjoying the sunshine on the front porch of Rich Mountain Cabin. Pets are always welcome at the cabin! And Boone is an incredibly dog-friendly town! Don’t leave your pup behind on your vacation!

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1 week ago

Possibly my last post for a few weeks, so I'll leave you with a fan favorite. This waterfall is probably the most photographed and popular waterfall in North Carolina. Every time I've been there, it has always been packed, no matter the time or season. That's why I was surprised that in the dead of summer, on a holiday, we had it all to ourselves for a brief period. Of course that was due to the rain. But even in bad weather there was a line of people in cars up top waiting for the rain to stop to be able to view these waters. I can't blame them. It's a beauty!

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1 week ago

It’s so cool how Lake Norman has all of these tiny little islands on it. I’ve never captured them because I never want to bring my camera so brace yourself for the first iphone photo i’ve uploaded on instagram in at least 3 years

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1 week ago

Happy #nationalmojitoday friends! These lime, mint, & rum sippers are so refreshing on hot summer days. Stop by our bar before your dinner reservation and ask Jeff to muddle one up for you!

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1 week ago

It’s those mornings in Boone that really make you appreciate why you’re here

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1 week ago

So I actually did get to shoot the milky way during the 4th of July holiday weekend. The skies cleared up just enough to actually see it. The beauty you see beside me there surprised me with a stay at the Pisgah Inn just because she's awesome! Since we were there overnight during a low moon phase, it was a great opportunity to get her out to see the stars and the MW for the first time in a vivid display. She described it as magical with the stars literally twinkling and said this photo looked like something out of a movie, which I edited to reflect, accordingly. While this image isn't perfect by my standards (wish we weren't directly under the mw), it is a very special moment captured and one I'm thankful for. As I am for the very special lady. Thank you @rlm1978 for the nice surprise. Loved it. And you are hands down, the sweetest!

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1 week ago

. 🍳 Daniel Boone, American pioneer and explorer, was notorious for blazing some of the first trails through North Carolina, Tennessee and Kentucky. Sometimes I wonder if he ate bacon and eggs....maybe on this very river...maybe in this very spot...let out your inner Daniel Boone today, and get after the adventure. 🍳 🍳 🍳 🍳eggs from @trebuchethill #aftertheadventure #fireboxstove #firecooking #outdoorcooking #openfirecooking #cookingoutdoors #828isgreat #nctrails #visitnc #danielboone #booneview #betterinboone #onlyinnorthcarolina #itsbetterherethanthere #optoutside #appalachianmountains #camping #ncwaterfalls #breakfast #overeasy #thickcutbacon #eatlocal #buylocal #farmfresh #farmersmarket

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1 week ago

Meet my new friend, deer boi

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2 weeks ago

I love sunsets and when paired with Queen Anne’s Lace, I drift off into one of my earliest childhood memories of walking through a meadow with my Grandpa. While holding his hand, he told me the story of how the flower got it’s name from Queen Anne pricking her finger while tatting lace and a single drop of blood landed in the middle of her lacework. I still look for that deep reddish black dot every time I see Queen Anne’s Lace and cherish the memory. • • • • • • • #godsartwork #godscreation #sunset_sunrise_beautiful #sunset #clouds #onlyinnorthcarolina #blueridgemountainlife #blueridgemoments #naturenc #mountains #romanticasheville #discover #exploreboone #ncoutdoors #northcarolina #blueridgemountains #mountains #visitnc #landscapephotography #sunrise #scenicnc #celebratingnc #naturepics #northcarolina #mountains #itsbetterherethanthere #nature #naturephotography #trails #wncmountains #sunrise

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2 weeks ago

I’ve been really starting to dig film photography, i love the minimal editing that encompasses it but also the feeling film evokes. Haven’t picked up a camera yet, but I’m seeing a new purchase in the future

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2 weeks ago

Hello from the people behind Rich Mountain Cabin! We wanted to take a quick second to introduce ourselves. It only seemed fitting seeing as how we’ve invited you to come stay in our cabin! We are Nick, Brandi, Max, and Parker. 👋🏻 We moved to Boone, NC in the summer of 2015 and found (and fell in love with) Rich Mountain Cabin only a few months later! Now our family is off on new adventures and we wanted to open our cabin to you and your family for your vacations! We have left the cabin in the very capable hands of Stacy Hamilton and his crew over at High Mountain Cabin Rentals! So feel free to contact them for reservations or with any questions. We will, however, periodically post some of our favorite places and activities in and around the High Country. So keep an eye out for that!

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2 weeks ago

Traded in sunny weather for stormy weather and all in all i’m not disappointed

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2 weeks ago

. Buying, cooking and eating local is a small step towards sustainability that anyone can take. Local food means more money in the pockets of your neighbors, less pesticides and artificial ingredients in your grub, and fewer fossil fuels used to transport non-local eats. . . Grilled up this beautiful pork loin from @daffodilspringfarm on my favorite camping grill from @firebox_stove for the 4th. Scrumptious Shishito peppers bought from @fullmoonfarmnc. Go give these rockstar local farmers a follow and as always...get after the adventure. . . full cook coming soon... . #aftertheadventure #eatlocal #buylocal #fireboxstove #firecooking #outdoorcooking #openfirecooking #cookingoutdoors #828isgreat #nctrails #visitnc #booneview #onlyinnorthcarolina #itsbetterherethanthere #betterinboone #optoutside #camping #ncwaterfalls #porkchops #farmersmarket #farmfresh #shishitopeppers

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2 weeks ago

Great views from the Horton Hotel rooftop. On the left Boone fireworks...on the right Tweetsie Railroad fireworks.

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2 weeks ago

Happy 4th from God's Country...

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2 weeks ago

Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸 from Rich Mountain Cabin! There are lots of fun activities going on in and around Boone today. Get out and enjoy the day!

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2 weeks ago

#Repost @thejoneshouseboone with @get_repost ・・・ Celebrate the 4th of July with the Town of Boone this Thursday! 11am - Boone 4th of July Parade on King Street. 12pm - Cake and watermelon on the Jones House lawn. 7pm - Fun and fireworks at Clawson-Burnley Park. #joneshouseboone #boonenc #4thofjulyparade #fireworks Parking is free downtown on the 4th of July! Get there early to claim your spot for the parade. Then hang around after for refreshments at The Jones House and lunch at one of the amazing restaurants downtown!

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2 weeks ago

This beautiful sunrise view was from Grandfather Mountain last month. If you look in the lower right corner, you can see the Blue Ridge Parkway and the parking area for Beacon Heights Trail. Right now I’m in that parking lot getting ready to hike up to see the sunrise 😊 • • • • • • • • #godsartwork #godscreation #sunset_sunrise_beautiful #sunset #clouds #onlyinnorthcarolina #blueridgemountainlife #blueridgemoments #naturenc #mountains #romanticasheville #discover #exploreboone #ncoutdoors #northcarolina #blueridgemountains #mountains #visitnc #landscapephotography #sunrise #scenicnc #celebratingnc #naturepics #northcarolina #mountains #itsbetterherethanthere #nature #naturephotography #trails #wncmountains #sunrise

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2 weeks ago

"Don't keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone before." - Alexander Graham Bell

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2 years ago

#No Edit,, Senja di Sapan.. Gugur Ny Pohon Petey (Be sure to swipe. ) While watching the sunrise from Rough Ridge I turned around and saw the most unbelievable rainbow colored clouds spilling over Grandfather Mountain and the Linn Cove Viaduct. The colors and formations changed every few seconds. With the insane winds it was difficult to even hold still to take some of the shots. I did a short video near the end (in my story). I love watching the sunrise in solitude, but this was one of those sunrises I wanted to hear “Wow” from someone besides just me over and over again. + + + + + + + + #godsartwork #godscreation #sunset_sunrise_beautiful #sunset #natgeolandscape #onlyinnorthcarolina #greettheoutdoors #blueridgemoments #naturenc #mountains #romanticasheville #discover #exploreboone #ncoutdoors #northcarolina #blueridgemountains #mountains #visitnc #landscapephotography #sunrise #scenicnc #celebratingnc #naturepics #northcarolina #mountains #itsbetterherethanthere #nature #naturephotography #trails #wncmountains #picoftheday

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