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The Chalet du Bois Flotté / BOOM TOWN

first_imgManufacturers: AutoDesk Projects Eric Joseph Tremblay “COPY” Photographs CopyHouses•La Malbaie, Canada The Chalet du Bois Flotté / BOOM TOWN General Contractor: Canada Year:  Photographs:  Maxime Brouillet Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products used in this ProjectRenders / 3D AnimationAutodeskAutoCAD 2D and 3D Design SoftwareEngineering:GENIEXClients:Vanessa Bavière, Nicolas GratienGross Built Area:122 m2 (1,313 ft2)Terrace Area:32 m2 (352 ft2)Design Team:Jessica St-Sauveur, Marie-André BérubéCity:La MalbaieCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Maxime BrouilletText description provided by the architects. The Chalet du Bois Flotté (the Driftwood Chalet) is located on the gently sloping terraces overlooking Cap-à-l’Aigle and the river. In the distance, one can see the Malbaie River and the slow movement of its tides. The chalet is reminiscent of the first homes built along the St Lawrence Valley with their gabled roofs on rectangular massings.Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletSave this picture!Floor Plan v.1Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletTwo buildings join at right angles to create a design as rustic as it is refined. The steel of the roof (which extends in places to cover the walls) together with the cedar cladding of the gables (also used in parts of the side walls) create a striking combination. The oxidation from contact with sea air will gradually give the cedar the silvery hue characteristic of seaside dwellings. The chalet’s uniform shapes the best frame the landscape, allowing access to the grounds via a terrace where the two buildings meet. Large windows give occupants a view of the region. Between sky and river, this small structure stands in an impressive landscape. Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletThe development takes shape here, like a piece of driftwood, carried by time and currents, offering a haven of relaxation, humble and discreet, set against the opulent beauty of the landscape. Cost-effective, with simple lines which do not compromise comfortable contemplation and enhancement of the view. Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletSave this picture!South and West ElevationsSave this picture!© Maxime BrouilletThe interior layout consists of two access areas. Each space is designed to meet the needs of occupants, consistent with a minimalist Scandinavian approach. Polished concrete slabs along the ground form two split-levels to increase the living space, which in turn opens to the landscape by means of an immense glass wall covering the chalet’s entire western face. A moveable ladder provides access to a small mezzanine, a veritable extension of the children’s rooms below. This offers a space for play and relaxation away from the world of adults.Save this picture!© Maxime BrouilletProject gallerySee allShow lessNightingale 1 / Breathe ArchitectureSelected ProjectsATS HOUSE / Vicente MontanoSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeBOOM TOWNOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLa MalbaieCanadaPublished on February 26, 2019Cite: “The Chalet du Bois Flotté / BOOM TOWN” 26 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Maxime Brouillet+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share Lead Architects: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description “COPY” The Chalet du Bois Flotté / BOOM TOWNSave this projectSaveThe Chalet du Bois Flotté / BOOM TOWN ArchDaily Groupe Habitat Éconstruction inc. Architects: BOOM TOWN Year Completion year of this architecture project 2018 Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912178/the-chalet-du-bois-flotte-boom-town Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/912178/the-chalet-du-bois-flotte-boom-town Clipboardlast_img read more

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Commentary: Hindsight Shouldn’t Be 2020

first_imgCommentary: Hindsight Shouldn’t Be 2020December 20, 2019, |   Posted by: jlkrull59By Abdul Hakim-ShabazzIndyPoltics.Org With 2020 just a couple of weeks away and the Governor, Indiana lawmakers and even some county and local governments spelling out their legislative agendas for 2020, I figured I may as well jump into the mix and offer up a few thoughts on what I think lawmakers should also pursue next session.   By the way, I have no pride in ownership, so if you’re a government official feel free to adopt these as your own. By the way, some of this I pulled from “Black Agenda” for Indianapolis that I unveiled earlier this summer.Abdul Hakim-Shabazz is an attorney and the editor and publisher of IndyPoltics.Org.MarijuanaStart drafting a plan for legalization.Medical and recreational marijuana is coming to Indiana, eventually, so lawmakers should start the process now of working out what the “infrastructure” should look like for its sale and distribution.  There are least 33 states that have some form of legalization so why wait to map out a game plan?  Indiana should get off the pot so it can get on the pot.Decriminalize possession for less than an ounce.  Marijuana may still be illegal, but that doesn’t mean we have to continue to clog up our jails with low-level non-violent offenders.  The law should be changed so that simple possession under less than an ounce is at best a ticket with a minimum fine.Teacher PayMake Indiana K-12 public school state employees.For some strange reason, the more vocal advocates for increasing teacher pay can’t seem to grasp the concept that a teacher’s salary is set by the school board and whatever agreement they reach with the collective bargaining unit. So, since that’s what these people think, then make it so. Make Indiana’s more than 61,000 teachers state employees. And the state can have full responsibility for determining salaries and because they are state employees, collective bargaining won’t be necessary and school districts can simply be pass-throughs for pay and administering benefits.  And the state can eliminate all collective bargaining for educators since the teachers now work for them and teachers can be paid accordingly.In the alternative of making teachers state employees, the state should give school districts the direct power to levy an income tax to pay their employees more money or rework the state’s tax increment finance laws (TIF) to allow more funds to flow to school districts and allow those dollars to be used exclusively for teacher pay.Local GovernmentCreate TIFs for local road fundingJust like tax increment financing can be used for economic development, there’s no reason why it can’t be used for local road projects as well.  A portion of the sales tax on gasoline that’s sold in certain neighborhoods (particularly those designated economically depressed) can be designated specifically for street and sidewalk repair in those areas.Change county/local income tax distribution systemOne of the big issues in Indiana is that when counties collect income taxes the money goes back to the county where the person lives, not where it’s earned.  That should be changed so the income tax will stay in the county where it is earned. However, realizing that there are a lot of bond projects that were financed with those dollars, the best thing to do would be to give counties the ability to increase their COITs, but the increased revenue will stay in the county where the income is earned and that way, past projects are paid for, but locals get the revenue they need for day to day operations.Crime/Violence/Criminal JusticeTougher Penalties for Crimes Committed in “Economically Challenged” AreasSince people who live in low-income areas are more likely to be victims of crime than other parts of the city, the state should work with local “economically challenged public safety zones” (which can be based on census data) and increase the penalties for offenses committed in those areas.Creative post-conviction sentencingThe state should work with the criminal justice system and implement a program where non-violent, first-time offenders are sentenced to school as part of their probation. A judge under state law (IC 35-38-2-2.3) as part of probation, can order a defendant to “Work faithfully at suitable employment or faithfully pursue a course of study or career and technical education that will equip the person for suitable employment.” This will be cheaper than incarceration, and the long-term result is a productive citizen who is repairing homes and automobiles instead of breaking into them.Attainable HousingIncrease development in economically challenged areasEncourage developers who receive state/local tax incentives also to build, where feasible, in select areas that have economic challenges.GentrificationWork with local governments to protect long-time homeowners from skyrocketing increases in property tax assessments due to gentrification by freezing their assessments in neighborhoods experiencing gentrification until the home is sold or transferred.These are just a few thoughts. Feel free to do with them what you will.Abdul is an attorney and the editor and publisher of IndyPoltics.Org. He is also a frequent contributor to numerous Indiana media outlets. He can be reached at [email protected]Print Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Jackson Browne Joins Gov’t Mule For Allman Brothers Cover In Australia [Watch]

first_imgGov’t Mule got some help from some very special guests during their second performance at Australia’s Byron Bay Bluesfest on Friday night. Most notably, the Warren Haynes-led Southern rock powerhouse was joined by legendary singer-songwriter Jackson Browne and former Megadeth guitarist Jeff Young for a rendition of the Allman Brothers Band’s Eat A Peach classic “Melissa”.The Friday night show featured additional appearances by Lukas Nelson, Ivan Neville, and Promise of the Real percussionist Tato Melgar, who sat in for a cover of Neil Young‘s “Rockin in the Free World” (a tune that Nelson and Promise of the Real have played with Young on many occasions). Jeff Young also helped out on a rendition of Billy Cobham‘s “Stratus”. Thursday night’s set at the same festival saw Nelson and Melgar join Gov’t Mule for a take on Neil Young’s “Southern Man”.Gov’t Mule with Jackson Browne & Jeff Young – “Melissa”[Video: Steve Ingram]Gov’t Mule with Lukas Nelson & Tato Melgar – “Southern Man”[Video: Steve Ingram]Setlist: Gov’t Mule | Byron Bay Bluesfest | Byron, Australia | 3/30/2018 * with Jeff Young^ with Ivan Neville, Lukas Nelson, and Tato Melgar** with Jackson Browne and Jeff YoungSetlist: Gov’t Mule | Byron Bay Bluesfest | Byron, Australia | 3/29/2018 Railroad Boy, Mule, Banks Of The Deep End, Million Miles From Yesterday, Larger Than Life, The Man I Want To Be, Dreams, Revolution Come, Revolution Go, Southern Man*, Thorazine Shuffle * with Lukas Nelson and Tato Melgar Set One: Blind Man In The Dark, Bad Little Doggie, About To Rage, She Said, She Said >Tomorrow Never Knows, Which Way Do We Run, Time To Confess, Stratus*, Traveling Tune, Soulshine, Rocking In The Free World^, Melissa**, Rocking Horse, Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Groundlast_img read more

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Hit the Road

first_imgTake to the highway for the best weekend adventures in the Blue Ridge.When school lets out and the heat index begins to climb, it’s time to head for the mountains. No need to pack a month’s worth of provisions for a road trip in the Southeast. You can pack in more in a long weekend than most can in a whole summer. The adventure of a lifetime is within striking distance of even the most carsick-prone traveller.Few things symbolize the spirit of this country as acutely as the great American road trip. Packing up the car and hitting the open highway is a summer tradition that runs back to horse and buggies making their way to county seats. When one thinks of American road trip icons such as Kerouac, Steinbeck, or Griswold, they are tied together by a craving of adventure and a willingness to go out into the world and seize it. Whether you are traveling across the country or across the state, anything can, and will, happen on the road. Of course, you’ve mapped out a route and planned everything down to the minutest detail, but if everything went according to plan, it would be called a road operation, and not a trip.Along with fuel and tunes, flexibility is one of the key components of a successful road trip. Don’t let your weekend jaunt turn into the Donner Party by losing your cool. Weather changes, campsites fill up, roads shut down; the ability to adapt on the fly will make or break the trip—especially as tempers and temperatures rise and the A/C breaks and someone has to use the potty and you sat on my sunglasses.But the road trip is not just about the road traveled and the sights from the car window. The journey may be the reward, but the destination is still the destination. Experiencing new and exciting places is the reason you got in the passenger seat to begin with, so don’t skimp on the outside adventure. Here are five easy weekend getaways.Fly fishing on the NolichuckySOUTHWEST VIRGINIA DO IT ALLDAY 1: RIDE EXPLORE PARKLocated just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 115 outside Roanoke, Va., Explore Park is an easy respite from the rigors of the road. The 1100-acre park borders the Roanoke River with access to fishing, and paddling along with a beautiful river walk with nature observation and picnic areas. Also located in the park is the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center where you can pick up literature on the Parkway and some keepsakes from the gift shop. Explore is home to a living history museum as well as historic buildings and a restaurant; unfortunately, all are temporarily closed.No worries, mate. The big draw of Explore Park is the mountain biking that lies within its borders, and the trails are always open. Over nine miles of rolling singletrack loop through its hardwood forests. The trails were built by volunteers from the International Mountain Biking Association. Warm up those car legs with a spin on the one-mile beginners’ trail before hitting the longer and slightly more intense intermediate trail. If you feel up for it, take the expert trail down to the river.Stay: Plenty of places to stop for the night in Roanoke, or head for Roanoke Mountain Campground at milepost 120.5. Be sure to pop into Cardinal Bicycle for all your bike needs.Play: If riding is not your thing, take a stroll on the self-guided nature walk that connects with the bike trails. No bikes allowed, so you don’t have to worry about looking over your shoulder for downhillers.DAY 2: GRAYSON HIGHLANDS STATE PARKYou cannot travel in southeast Virginia and not stop by the highest point in the state, Mount Rogers. Though there is plenty to do in the Mount Rogers Recreation Area, bagging the 5,000-foot peak is at the top of the list. Combine that with a chance to hike a section of the Appalachian Trail, and this landmark is a road tripping must.Begin by parking at the Massie Gap area at Grayson Highlands State Park off Rt. 58. Parking will cost you a few bucks, but it will be worth it. Grab a trail map at the Visitor’s Center before striking out for Mount Rogers via the A.T., hiking through upland pastures and thickets of rhododendron. Keep an eye out for wild ponies on the four-mile hike to the Thomas Knob Shelter and the base of Mount Rogers. A half-mile spur trail puts you at the top of Virginia.Stay: There is ample camping near the shelter.Play: Take Route 600 to the parking area almost at the top of Whitetop Mountain, the second highest peak in Virginia and northernmost bald in the Appalachians, to take in the views. Damascus is just east on Route 58, and is known as Trail Town, USA, the friendliest town in America. Be sure to stop in for lunch or dinner.DAY 3: PADDLE THE NOLICHUCKYJust over the Tennessee border is the Nolichucky River, holding some of the wildest whitewater in the Southeast. From its headwaters at Mount Mitchell, the Nolichucky snakes through the deepest gorge east of the Mississippi, providing a dynamic backdrop as you run its Class II-IV rapids. The walls of the gorge rise from the river to over 5,000 feet, which will make you feel totally isolated. Though the upper section can be challenging, outfitters will take kids as young as 9 or 10.If you are looking for a more leisurely trip, skip the upper section and opt for just the lower section with gentler Class II-III. Outfitters like Cherokee Adventures launch from Erwin, Tenn., and have a range of trip options from scenic full day to half-day whitewater. The Nolichucky has something for everyone.Stay:The Nolichucky Gorge Campground at the takeout has primitive campsites along with cabins or bunkhouses if you are with a group. Be sure to hit up River’s Edge at the base of Devil’s Looking Glass Cliff for the most scenic barbecue sandwich you’ve ever had.Play: Erwin sits inside Cherokee National Forest with 150 miles of hiking trails, plus the Appalachian Trail. If you are feeling adventurous, check out Worley’s Cave for stalagmites, stalactites, and rooms with 100-foot ceilings.UPPER SHENANDOAH VALLEY JEWEL OF THE BLUE RIDGEDAY 1: CYCLE SKYLINE DRIVEOne of the best ways to see Shenandoah National Park is on two wheels via the Skyline Drive. The little brother of the Blue Ridge Parkway bisects the upper portion of the park and is full of the long climbs usually seen out West. The 50 miles from Front Royal to Big Meadows is a classic that will test even the strongest rider.From Front Royal to the north, the ride climbs over 3,000 feet in the first 20 miles and over 7,000 feet total on the way to Big Meadows Campground. This campground is vast, but make a reservation first, so you don’t have to slog the 50 miles back to your car.Stay: The campground is the natural choice here, but you can also reward yourself and opt for the rustic luxury of the Big Meadows Lodge just down the road.Play: Go nuts—you’re smack dab in the middle of Shenandoah National Park! If you want something more subterranean, check out the most popular cave system in the East, Luray Caverns just west in Luray, Va.Brown TroutDAY 2: FISH MOSSY CREEKIf you are a fly fisherman or fly fisherwoman, it would be reprehensible to pass up the opportunity to fish Mossy Creek. This spring-fed stream wanders through open fields and is one of the most famous stretches of water in Virginia for its huge brown trout and consistent dry fly action. Mossy is open to the public through a partnership with landowners, Trout Unlimited and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries and is stocked each fall, with significant holdovers. By mid-July and August, terrestrials or over-sized streamers are your best bet for coaxing hogzilla out from that undercut bank, so pack plenty of ants, hoppers, and double bunnies.Along with the usual Virginia fishing licenses, you’ll also need a free Mossy Creek permit from the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries office in Verona, just north of Staunton. Be sure to stop into Mossy Creek Fly Shop in Harrisonburg to pick up some bugs and get the latest news on how the creek is fishing. As the name suggests, these guys know this water inside and out.Stay: Camping is available at nearby Natural Chimneys Regional Park, in the shadows of its 100-foot rock towers. With Harrisonburg just to the north and Staunton just to the south, there are plenty of bed and breakfasts to choose from.Play: Stop into Historic Staunton, a sleepy little mountain town with a lot going on. Stop by the tasting room at Ox-Eye Vineyards downtown before grabbing a bite and maybe taking in a show at Mockingbird, which features both national and regional bands on their stage.DAY 3: MOUNTAIN BIKE SHERANDOThe Sherando Lakes Recreation Area inside the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest is known as the jewel of the Blue Ridge, but the riding here is no walk in the park. Sandwiched between Waynesboro, Va., the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Wintergreen Resort, the hills climb sharply from the lake. This makes for some epic up and down, big mountain riding through lush forest and rocky terrain.There are several trails emanating from the Sherando Lakes Recreation Area, and most have a significant amount of climbing involved. The punishment is worth the reward, though, as stunning vistas of the Blue Ridge await each summit. Plus, there is always the ride down. By linking up the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is possible to have a 10-mile descent back to the park.The best bet is to set out from the Mill Creek parking area and head up the Mill Creek Trail to the Parkway before descending down the Slacks/White Rock Gap trials via the upper Torry Ridge. If you’re feeling brave, take on the epic rock gardens of the lower Torry Ridge Trail, but don’t say we didn’t warn you. Or skip the switchbacks and shuttle a car from the Parkway’s Bald Mountain Overlook.Stay: The Sherando Lake Recreation Area has ample camping on site, along with several privately run campgrounds in the vicinity. Take a break at Devils Backbone Brewing Company at the base of Wintergreen Resort for local brews and vittles.Play: Plenty to do at Sherando with its trails and two spring-fed lakes. Relax with a picnic on the beach or hike into the adjacent Saint Mary’s Wilderness for a little small stream trout fishing.WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA HIT THE HIGHLIGHTSFunnel Top ViewDAY 1: PADDLE THE NANTAHALAFor all the outdoor adventure immediately available in Western North Carolina, nothing defines the region as acutely as its rivers. From steep Class V creeking to casual floats on big water, Western North Carolina seems to have it all, and so does the Nantahala.Featuring Class II-III rapids, the 9-mile float from the dam to the Nantahala Outdoor Center is fun for the whole family, with just enough thrills to keep everyone happy. The NOC provides guided trips or rentals for the more experienced. Got your own boat? Feel free to take out at the NOC. Have a beer on the premises and watch the pros on the world-class slalom course or the man-made play wave. Just don’t miss the take-out or you’ll be heading over Greater Wesser Falls, which is not where you want to be.Stay: The NOC has a bevy of lodging options, from hostels to cabins.Play: The Appalachian Trail literally runs right through the NOC, so take a hike up to the A. Rufus Morgan shelter, which thru-hikers usually bypass in favor of the NOC hostel. A new play wave and slalom course also provides entertainment from the footbridges crossing the river.DAY 2: BIKE TSALITsali is one of the most well-known and well-traveled mountain biking systems in the United States. Do not let this deter you, however, as the trail system can handle the load.Over 40 miles of trails trace the border of Lake Fontana, adjacent to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As the smooth and swift trails climb, enjoy the view before tearing down to the lake and taking a dip to cool off. Trails alternate daily between bike access and horse access, so make sure to check the signs before heading out. It’s also just another excuse to spend the night and get the whole experience.Stay: The Tsali Recreation Area has camping on site, and there are plenty of B & B and motel options in Bryson City.Play: Head for a hike to Deep Creek Falls at the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and stop through Bryson City on your way. This mountain town is building its reputation as an outdoor mecca. Nantahala Brewing Company offers tastings, and you can grab lunch at the Filling Station.Davidson RiverDAY 3: FISH THE DAVIDSON RIVERThe Davidson River outside Brevard is one of the Southeast’s premier trout hatcheries, and for good reason. Consistent hatches, gin-clear water, and big trout make this stream hard to pass up if in the area. Pack your 4wt., 7x tippet and small bugs in order to fool these experienced and occasionally quite large rainbows. They see a lot of pressure, so presentation and patience are the keys to success. Check in with the guides at the Davidson River Outfitters in Brevard for the river beta before heading out.From Brevard, Highway 276 follows the river all the way to the hatchery 4 miles upstream. Car pullouts are ample, but the fishing gets more technical the farther upstream you travel, so pick your spots. More technical fishing usually means bigger fish, though, so don’t play it too safe.Stay: Try the Davidson River Campground that borders the river or head up to the Sweet Peas Hostel in Asheville. The space is more hotel than hostel and sits adjacent to the Lexington Avenue Brewery.Play: Hiking trails abound in Pisgah. If there are too many rods on the Davidson, try the Avery tributary or head up the Boylston Highway to fish the North Mills River. For a history lesson, stop by the Cradle of Forestry inside Pisgah National Forest for a look at America’s first school for forestry.CANAAN VALLEY GO WILDDAY 1: BIKE DAVIS, WEST VIRGINIAWhen the snow is flying, Davis is a magnet for skiers from all over the East, but over the years, Tucker County, centered around Davis, W.Va., has become a premier mountain biking destination. This is a distinction in a state known for its singletrack. Ride out from downtown in any direction and you will hit a trailhead within a few blocks, then ride all day on interconnected trail systems. From the CVI to Moon Rocks to Plantation, the terrain around Davis varies from cruiser fire roads to supremely technical singletrack and everything in between. If going uphill doesn’t suit you, head for Timberline Resort just south of town for lift accessed downhill and more cross country riding, including the 24 hours of Canaan racecourse.There is more trail than one town should have, so the best way to decipher it all and find the best suited for you is to pick a local’s brain. Stop into Blackwater Bikes downtown for a map and local knowledge. This town has embraced its mountain biking status and welcomes all who ride, so don’t be afraid of being a tourist.Stay: Davis is chock full of motels and B & B’s to accommodate travelers. Blackwater State Park has ample camping with hot showers and laundry, plus a deluxe 54-room lodge.Play: Blackwater Falls is one of the most visited falls in West Virginia, but the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge offers relaxing trails and unique flora and fauna observation opportunities. Or head for the Dolly Sods area, with its highland plateau environment reminiscent of Canada.Seneca RocksDAY 2: CLIMB SENECA ROCKSClimbers love the Seneca Rocks area because of its pillars of Tuscarora quartzite rising above the headwaters of the Potomac River. Even non-climbers, however, can appreciate the stunning beauty of these gray columns piercing the sky. The area holds hundreds of single and multi-pitch trad climbing and scrambling on routes ranging from 5.1 up to 5.11, so experience is necessary if striking out on your own. Don’t worry, though, as guides and classes are available from Seneca Rocks Mountain Guides or Seneca Rocks Climbing School.Stay: Camping at Seneca Shadows or Yokum’s Princess Snowbird will put you in the heart of climbing culture. For cabins, Harman’s North Fork Cabins are located five miles to the north and sit on privately stocked trout waters.Play: Nelson Rocks Via Ferrata will give you the feeling of high altitude climbing without the finger and toeholds. Fixed anchors and ladders allow even the most novice to summit their exposed fins.DAY 3: PADDLE THE NEW RIVERThe 53-mile stretch of the New River that runs through New River Gorge National River area is one of the brawniest in the South. As the river flows north from Bluestone Dam and gets choked into the gorge, the intensity of the river picks up dramatically. The southern (lower) portion of the river flows nicely over Class III rapids and long pools, perfect for a family-friendly leisure trip.When the river hits Thurmond, things get interesting; Class IV and Class V rapids make this section a popular destination for expert paddlers. You cannot go wrong with either section. ACE Adventure, North American River Runners and dozens of other outfitters run trips all summer long.Stay: National Park campsites are numerous inside the New River Gorge National River; try the Army Site or Glade Creek, both right on the river. Several outfitters, including ACE and NARR offer deluxe and rustic lodging on site.Play: The New River Gorge offers an abundance of hiking and running trails along the river. Mountain bike the impressive new Arrowhead IMBA trails or wet a line for trout in Glade Creek.CUMBERLAND PLATEAU ELEVATION EXHILARATIONDAY 1: BIKE BIG SOUTH FORK The trails inside the boundaries of 125,000-acre Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area are some of the only national park trails you can bike in the Southeast. Riders are rewarded with great lookouts and vistas of this Cumberland River tributary. Most trails inside the park are shared use between hikers, horses and bikes, but there are multiple bike-only options to choose from. Hit this on Friday or Monday to ride the Grand Gap Loop trail that hooks up to the John Muir Trail; this portion is closed to mountain bikes on the weekend. Most bike trails originate from the centrally located Bandy Creek Visitor’s Center just west of Oneida, Tenn. on Route 297.Stay: Bandy Creek offers a range of camping options right at the trailhead, or book a cabin at Big South Fork Wilderness Resorts just outside the park.Play: Rent a duckie or take a guided raft trip down the Cumberland for Class III excitement. For the history buff, ride the Big South Fork Scenic Railway to the Blue Heron Mining Community, an outdoor museum dedicated to life in a mining town during the 1940s.DAY 2: HIKE FOSTER FALLSFoster Falls is a gorgeous 60-foot waterfall that lies inside the Foster Falls Wild Area. A short hike from the parking lot will take you past an observation deck and suspension bridge. From there, scramble down to the base of the falls, or take the Climber’s Loop for a look at some of the best sport climbing in Tennessee. This is one of the wildest and most scenic areas of the Cumberland Plateau, so stop in for a picnic and a dip in the cool waters at the base of the cascade.If you are in the mood for a longer hike, shuttle a car a few miles down the road to the Grundy Forest State Natural Area trailhead off Fiery Gizzard Road. Taking the Fiery Gizzard Trail will put you on a 12.5-mile hike through forests, over boulders, and beside waterfalls. This trail can be difficult at times, so plan accordingly, but the trail ends at Foster Falls, where you can soak your bones and recover. If you make it a day trip, stop for lunch near scenic Raven Point at the midway point, or if you want to overnight, there are two campsites along the trail.Stay: Camping is available at both the Foster Falls and Grundy Forest trailheads. Slip into the Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracy City for a snack at Tennessee’s oldest family bakery.Play: Sport climb the Foster Falls area or head to Signal Mountain right outside Chattanooga.DAY 3: CLIMB DEEP CREEKThe Deep Creek climbing area outside Soddy Daisy, Tenn., wasn’t discovered until 2007, but its rise as a Southern sport-climbing destination has been meteoric. Following a partnership between the Cumberland Trail State Park and the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, and the purchase of land for a parking area, Deep Creek is now accessible. Trad climbing is available but the area consists mostly of sport climbing routes in the 5.11 range, although there are more moderate routes farther up the trail. The wall rises from the confluence of the Big Soddy Creek and Deep Creek and is located deep in a dense hardwood forest, so you can climb all day without overheating in the Tennessee sun. It’s hard to believe this place was a secret for so long.Because the area lies adjacent to private lands with sensitive access issues, check out www.secclimbers.org/deep-creek before heading to the trailhead.Stay: Camping is prohibited at the parking lot or on adjacent private lands, but Chattanooga is right down the road.Play: The Deep Creek wall is part of the Cumberland Trail, so hike a section of the Three Gorges Segment that wanders through the forest following Boardcamp Creek. •THE CUMBERLAND TRAILThe Cumberland Trail is an ambitious project that aims to cut a backcountry traversing the state of Tennessee from south to north. Although the actual trail is still under construction, in 1998 the Justin P. Morgan Cumberland Trail State Park was created as a linear park along the trail. Through the work of the nonprofit Cumberland Trail Conference and volunteers, 175 miles of the planned 300-mile route has been built.The trail will eventually link Cumberland Gap National Park in Kentucky in the north with Signal Mountain outside Chattanooga in the south, tracing the eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau, one of the most scenic stretches of land in the Southeast, and through 11 Tennessee counties, two national parks, and one national scenic river area. As ambitious as this sounds, the ultimate goal is to make the Cumberland Trail a southern part of the proposed Great Eastern Trail, a western alternative to the Appalachian trail that will stretch 3,000 miles from Alabama to New York when completed.Find more info at cumberlandtrail.org.Now that you know where and what to do, enter our Ultimate Road Trip Giveaway to get you there!ESSENTIAL ROAD TRIP PLAYLISTCrank up the stereo, crank down the windows, and sing at the top of your lungs.“American Girl” (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)“Ramblin’ Man” (Allman Brothers Band)“Running on Empty” (Jackson Browne)“Paradise City” (Guns ‘N Roses)“Graceland” (Paul Simon)“Running with the Devil” (Van Halen)“Radar Love” (Golden Earring)“Truckin’”  (The Grateful Dead)“High & Dry” (Radiohead)“1979” (Smashing Pumpkins)“Windfall” (Son Volt)“Thunder Road” (Bruce Springsteen)“Caravan” (Van Morrison)Neil Young – He may be Canadian, but it doesn’t get any more Americana than Neil.last_img read more

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Saddling up for marketing video aids $1.6m sale

first_imgThe home at 14 Cannington Court, Samford.A cowboy riding across the backyard of a Brisbane home has contributed to its million-dollar sale.The man on horseback starred in a marketing video for 14 Cannington Court, Samford Valley, with the property selling after just three weeks on the market for $1.6 million.NGU Group chief executive Emil Juresic said strategic and effective marketing was essential to a successful property sales campaign, which was run by sales agent Rachael Savic.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The sprawling property at 14 Cannington Court, Samford.The sale of the large four-bedroom, two-bathroom acreage home was Ms Savic’s second successful property deal in as many months. “We had multiple buyers and the sellers were stoked in the end,” Ms Savic said.“They were happy enough to open up a couple of bottles of champagne with Emil and I.” The kitchen at 14 Cannington Court, Samford.In the video, a man is filmed riding in on a horse from nearby mountains before a final close-up shot captures two children patting the beast — luring the local buyer to purchase the property. The 1.43ha property neighbours South Pine River and is surrounded by horse trails, walking tracks and bike paths. The property sold on May 27.last_img read more

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