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“Fun day with a great guide” 5 of 5 stars
Review of High Mountain Expeditions

High Mountain Expeditions
3149 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk, NC 28604
800-262-9036
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Banner Elk
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Welcome to High Mountain Expeditions. We are located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with two locations to serve you in Boone and Banner Elk, North Carolina. High Mountain Expeditions offers outdoor activities, such as whitewater rafting, caving, and hiking for every member of your group or family.The team at High Mountain Expeditions invites you to join us in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on one of our many outdoor adventures.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Fun day with a great guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I'll start with the only downside of this trip the early start time of 7:00 a.m. for the Nolichucky River Rafting trip. There is some drive time (75-90 min overall) to get to the put-in spot, but our driver was a bit entertaining and we mostly closed our eyes until we got there.

Josh was our guide and he was fantastic. And he does all the hard work, so we didn't even have to paddle that much; only when he called out strokes to us. He was knowledgeable not only about the river, but also about many aspects of our ecosystem and environment. Definitely enjoyed talking to him throughout the trip.

Each set of rapids (class 3 & 4) is a bit unique and we enjoyed them all. Do come prepared with dry clothes for the trip back and know that you will definitely get wet, even if you don't fall in. This was the first time for almost all of us and we are ready to up our game to some class 5 rapids next time!!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We had a group of first-time white water rafters with kids ages 5 to 12. We picked the Watauga river for an calm first experience, and we had a ball! Jeff was quite entertaining (I am going to bring a "bucket" for him next time I come)! The whole group made everything really easy and fun. We are ready to go again!!

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Lakeland, FL
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“A Wild Ride!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Our first time rafting the Nolichucky could not have been better. We were a little apprehensive with the river running so high and fast, but having Sheay as our guide made the experience fun, safe and exciting. Sheay's professionalism, level of training and experience is quite impressive. And, he's quite funny!
High Mountain Expeditions is top-notch. We would highly recommend both Sheay and HME.

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“Whitewater rafting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

We all had an amazing time. Great and friendly staff and crew. I highly recommend it. Love to come again

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“Awesome Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

My family and I went on a white water rafting trip this week with High Mountain Expeditions and we had an awesome time. We have been on other white water rafting trips in Colorado and Utah and by far this one was the best. The guides first concern was our safety and the second was having fun, and they truly showed us a good time. Lunch was great. Everything was well coordinated - from the time we stepped on the bus until we go off. Even when I called to make the reservation they were very polite and accommodating. We had a great day and my family and I did not want it to end. I would highly recommend this company for white water rafting.

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