Wilson Creek Expedition Menus and Activities
Thursday, 21 April 2016
4:00 PM – Meet at lodgings
6:00 PM – Dinner – Burgers, dogs, potato salad, chips, salsa, etc.
8:00 PM Sunset from BRP (weather permitting)
Friday, 22 April 2016:
- 5-6:30 AM Rise and shine breakfast
- 6:45 AM Sunrise – Wiseman’s View
- Visit Linville Falls and Linville Gorge (Duggers Creek Falls). Picnic lunch at the falls.
- Glen Burney Falls and Annie L. Cannon State Park.
- Dinner – Cheesey Chicken and Rice, side vegetables, salad and bread and cake for desert.
- 8:00 PM – Sunset
Saturday, 23 April 2016:
- 5-6:30 AM Rise and shine breakfast
- 6:45 AM Sunrise (We’ll try for the Linncove Viaduct)
- Hike to Upper Creek Falls. Picnic lunch at falls.
- Elk Falls
- Jones Falls
Newland Waterfall Park
Dinner – Beef Stroganoff, mixed vegetables, salad and bread and cake for desert.
8:00 PM – Sunset
Sunday, 24 April 2016:
- Left Prong-South Tow River
- Roaring Fork
- Setrock Creek
- White Oak Creek
- Tom’s Creek
Crabtree Falls if time permits.
Dinner – Still working on this one, but it will be good.
8:00 PM – Sunset Rough Ridge MP302.8
Monday, 25 April 2016:
- Depart at your leasure.
- Must vacate by 11AM.
- Possible morning shoot if anyone is interested.
There will be lots of cookies, chips, and fruit around for every meal if you want them.
Bring your own beverages please. There will be lots of bottled water and lots of coolers and ice provided. There is a liquor store in Blowing Rock, but if you are smart, you will bring your own with you. This is not a really well populated area, so amenities are not very close by. Be prepared to come with whatever creature comforts you require.
While towels and bedding will be provided, if you have a special pillow you can’t live without, bring that with you. I also recommend bringing your own bath towel, though there will be towels provided, they will probably be hotel variety and not really large. Bring your own toiletries – soap, shampoo, etc.
Breakfasts – Muffins, toast and jam, yogurt, fruit, cereal, Eggos, coffee, milk, OJ.
Lunches will most probably be on the road most of the time. Typically, we have cold cuts and chips, fruit, cookies and soft drinks etc.
Desserts – Clayton and I will be baking some bad ass cakes for deserts.
Bring a camp chair if you have one in case we do a moon/star shoot just in case that can happen. Most likely a spur of the moment occurance, so not a sure bet.
From I-40 take exit 85 and go north on US 221 for approximately 22 miles. Turn Right on Old Linville Rd.
From Blue Ridge Parkway, take the Linville Falls exit (Mile Post 317.5) and drive south on US 221 for approximately 6.5 miles. Turn Left ofn Old Linville Rd.
My preferred route:
Exit 29 at Corbin, KY.
Follow US 25E southbound through Cumberland Gap, Clinch Mountain (check out the overlook).
Intersect with I-81. Take I-81N toward Bristol and Kingsport.
Exit I-81 at exit 57A and continue southbound on I-26/US 23/US 19W toward Johnson City.
Eixt at Johnson City (exit 24) for US 321/University Parkway.
Merge onto US-321 N/University Pkwy
Turn right onto TN-67 E
Turn right at Gap Creek Rd
Continue onto TN-362 S
Turn right onto State Hwy 2377/TN-362 S
Continue onto TN-361 E
Turn right onto US-19E S
Continue straight onto NC-194 S
NC 194 will turn into US 221.
You will cross under BRP and drive another 6.5 miles to your left turn on Old Linville Rd.
See the map below for local directions to the house. The house will be on your left just before you get to Quail Dr.
There is a gate you will have to go through after turning off of the highway. The code to open the gate is “9090”.
The main door to the house has a keypad entry system. The code is “1506”.