Barnardsville: Big Ivy & Cyanite Mining

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Location: Barnardsville, NC

I met some friends at Free Dead Friday at the One Stop in Asheville, and we decided to head to the Spring Grassroots Festival back in Shakori Hills. We went and had a groovy time and headed back to Asheville.

A bunch of us met up and spent a night camping on the Appalachian Trail along the mighty French Broad in Hot Springs, NC, and then went up to Barnardsville for some camping and cyanite mining in Big Ivy. We tanned some deer hides, and then Dylan and I headed up to Kentucky.

Hide Tanning with Natalie Bogwalker at the Piedmont Earthskills Gathering

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Paddling: Paint Creek

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Location: Paint Creek, north of Hot Springs, NC

We found the “ducky slam” we intended to paddle over congested with logs, so we headed downstream.