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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Mountain magic contest

Posted June 2, 2011 9:04 a.m. EDT
Updated June 3, 2011 7:38 a.m. EDT

When the weather gets hot where do you go - east or west? Do you head to the mountains or the magic of the coast? We have the best of both worlds in North Carolina.

I prefer the mountains when the weather is hot. I love the waterfalls. We have more than 300 in NC. I know I can always find a cool breeze at Mt. Mitchell or Grandfather Mountain. I can hike in a virgin forest if I want. I can enjoy a thrilling kayak experience on the Nantahala. I can fish for trout and enjoy the beauty of a road running the crest of the Blue Ridge range.

What is your favorite mountain destination or adventure? The person with the best story will win a copy of my book and CD Blue Ridge Reunion.

By the way, I took this picture last weekend just off the Blue Ridge Parkway.  I hope you get to enjoy similar vistas this summer.