04 April 2018
We stayed in Linville, North Carolina for the majority of Spring Break. I was waiting for the kids to get their act together after breakfast so Mindy and I decided to walk down the road to the source of the Watuga River. I’m not sure if I’ve ever been to the source of a river before so I didn’t know what to expect. We walked down the road to where it was marked our the map in the cabin, found a small area that could fit a car and I proceeded to climb down the hill into the river.
The hill is mostly matted grass and fallen trees, about thirty yards down to the river. I was happy that it was a bit chilly so the chances of putting my leg into a nest of active copperheads was reduced. A short walk up the banks of the river and you can see the spring that is the source of the river.