We recently released our 125th episode and couldn’t be happier. It has been a great experience wandering around North and South Carolina visiting wonderful destinations and then turning those experiences into short high definition videos that share these spots with the world. As any filmmaker will tell you, you always overshoot a location so that you have plenty to work with in post production. While revisiting the majority of the locations wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world, when you are trying to produce videos you really want to get everything done in one visit and not have to return for additional footage. That being said, we really shoot a lot of video when we visit an area. We film everything and, when possible, use drone technology to get the unique perspective that only aerial video can provide. (more…)
Since Monday, October 23rd, Chimney Rock State Park has been closed due to the collapse of a major retaining wall at the park. The region experienced significant rainfall during this period and it proved to be too much for the steep mountainside at the upper parking lot area. Since then state officials have been accessing the damage and developing plans to repair the wall but no timeline has been published yet. Park officials have determined that the park can be partially reopened as several of the lower sections were unaffected by the storm and can be safely visited. So on Friday, November 10th, Chimney Rock State Park will reopen the lower sections that include the Four Seasons Trail, portions of the Hickory Nut Trail, the Great Woodland Adventure Trail, and the Animal Discovery Den. The upper sections which include the Chimney, the gift shop, the Outcroppings Trail, the Sky Lounge, Exclamation Point, and the Skyline Trail, will remain closed. During the partial reopening admission rates will be reduced to $6 per adult and $3 per youth (aged 5-15). The park will also have several guided hikes and programs running during this time.