A Photo a Week Challenge: Dark Green

Camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains

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This past summer I went camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the way home from Florida. From Venice Florida to Toledo Ohio it was about 1,200 miles and an 18 hour drive so camping half way was an evident option. We found a completely secluded spot about 15 miles deep into the Cherokee National Forest. There was a complete sense of solitude driving on the rocky roads surrounded by pure forestry. I was really worried that my tires wouldn’t be able to handle the rough terrain but thankfully my car got us in and out safely. Driving with the windows down the inside of my car filled with fresh prana provided by the trees and it was absolutely vitalizing. Our cell service went out about a mile into the forest so we were deprived of all social media and contact with the world for the rest of the night, but our connection with nature had just started.

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Here is the campsite we set up at around 6 o’clock so we had some daylight before the sun set around 8. It was amazing that not one car went by the entire night we were there. Surrounded by nothing but pure forestry and the beautiful sounds of nature. After we set up camp we poured a glass of wine and decided to go on a mini walk to see what was around us.


We only walked about a mile because it was starting to get dark but here was a little creek we visited. After we got back to our camp sight we set up a fire and just hung out and listened to music. It was a delightful night and the sky was clear so we could see all the stars and the moon. Something we weren’t used to seeing because of all the pollution living downtown.


The next morning we were woken up at sunrise with a light sprinkle, but not enough rain to be angry about. The tent kept us dry throughout the night, even though it was really humid! It is the BEST feeling waking up in nature and feeling completely refreshed. After having a peaceful morning we packed up camp and hit the road. I didn’t want to leave but I know I will be back again sometime in the near future.

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Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed!




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