As promised, we went camping this weekend. Made a new discovery near an old favorite camping spot. Calderwood Lake, located near the Graham/Swain county (North Carolina) line on Highway 129 (otherwise known as the Tail of the Dragon road for its 318 curves in 11 miles).
Calderwood is part of a series of lakes on the Little Tennessee River that include Fontana Lake, Santeelah Lake, and Cheoah Lake (each with its own dam). It's a long, deep lake surrounded by steep mountains with not a single house on it. We took our canoe and paddled all day, seeing only six other boats, two of the kayaks and one another canoe. It was heavenly.
Here are a few photos. To view my whole Flickr set from the trip, click here.