I shot out through the trees, the buzz of metal on metal ringing in my ear, when all of a sudden the ground beneath gave way and I found myself flying across a water- fulled canyon. “WOOHOO!” My shout reverberated against sheer grey limestone rock walls. This was amazing! Best birthday ever!
Across the bridge from the one road into the heart of the gorge lies the NOC (or the Nantahala Outdoor Center). It seems to be a major adventures hub and the Appalachian Trail even cuts straight through it!