If you’ve never heard of the
in western North
then put it on your list of must places to visit one day. In fact if
you’ve never visited western North Carolina
there – it is absolutely beautiful.
green mountains, rivers and streams everywhere and the nicest people
meet anywhere. Our
first taste of Carolina
when we drove into Cascade Lake Recreation Area where the camp host
graciously and even provided us with a go cart escort to our RV site.
We experienced our first
thunderstorm of the journey just as we were turning in but the most
event of the day was our near miss in running out of gas near Albany,
GA. We ran 80 miles on the
dashboard light before we found a gas station offering diesel. When we filled up our 25
gallon take it took
25.6 gallons. Here’s
a shout out to Ann
Carpenter of Kansas
praying for us today and to the good Lord for answering.
The brooke trout on the Davidson
were the biggest we had ever
caught by far. 14-15
inches long and
shaped like footballs. I
would equate a
15” brooke trout to a 20” rainbow for shear mass
and fighting power. Landon
Lipke, out guide from Davidson River
Outfitters, was superb. He
some new techniques (of course he’s working with wet clay
when it comes to our
expertise at trout fishing, but his patience paid off and the fish
cooperated.. We are
definitely returning to these waters
one day. We
wouldn’t mind playing a
round of golf nearby either. Driving
of the Pisgah
area we passed alongside the Nantahala River
which was a rush
hour of rafters today.
We are also coming off of our
longest driving leg to date at 420 miles.
We’re tag teaming the driving well. Taylor
is driving his 50% for sure which has been a huge relief. We’re very well
rested after a full 8 hours
of sleep last night and on our way to northern Alabama to fish Lake
Guntersville at 5:30am tomorrow for Largemouth Bass.