One of the best spots to watch elk in North Carolina is the Cataloochee Valley. You are almost guaranteed to see these beautiful creatures if you are there at sunrise. Just remember to keep your distance as they are wild animals and, while rare, can inflict great harm on you. Here are a few photos from a recent trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
It's not often that you get the chance to hang out with one of the world's best hotrod metal shapers, Craig Naff. Add to that the fact that Ron Covell, a fantastic metal fabricator and instructor, would be teaching a class in Craig's shop and you have the potential for a fantastic Saturday. I made the drive over to Craig's shop on the outskirts of Woodstock, VA early in the morning using Ron Covell's Basic Metal Shaping class as an excuse to get out of the house.