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“Highly Recommended!!”

High Mountain Expeditions
Ranked #1 of 25 Outdoor Activities in Boone
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We had a blast on the Watauga River trip!! Our family of four met at the Banner Elk Outpost where we joined several other families on this adventure. HME provides a fun, safe, and exciting rafting adventure for grownups and small children (our youngest is 4). The picnic lunch was a nice treat before we got on the rafts. Our guides were entertaining, knowledgeable, safety conscious, and well equipped to handle a large group (5 rafts of people). We could tell they really enjoy their jobs! Bus Driver Bill got us to and from the outpost without issue. The whole crew entertained us all day. Tanner was an excellent guide and has talked us into a trip on the Nolichucky next! See you next summer HME!
The Huggins Family (McClellanville, SC)

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Our guide, Cooper, was terrific. Having a guide on the raft was a nice change and the scenery was beautiful. We would highly recommend this company and would participate with them again. The photos came out very nice as well, the river was fun and the scenery was beautiful. Thank you!

Thank Christine S
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The constant rain could have made this a miserable trip but HME did a great job getting our minds off the weather and onto having fun. We had ten people in our group with Bill and Matt as our guides. They were a comical duo that had us rolling on the floor. Would recommend HME to anyone. We did the Watauga River tour and had kids 10 and 14 tears old in our group. For many of us it was our first whitewater experience. Everyone enjoyed it and ready to go back!

Thank Janelle K
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Used High Mountain Expeditions for the first time experiencing white water rafting. Spent a whole day on he Nolichucky and had a great time! Our guide Josh was fantastic!!! He was very professional and made sure our safety was priority while insuring we had a great time. Water was high this day due to a few days of rain and made for some great white water. At one point we walked a short trail to bypass a section of the river for safety and I really appreciated that. We stopped about halfway and broke for lunch. Food provided was tasty and consisted of bread, sandwich meats, veggies, pasta and potato salad and cookies with peanut butter. great for replenishing energy on the river. Drive to and from the river sites was about 45-50 min and driver (and guide) Brian did a great job getting us to destinations safely.

Just a word about dress when rafting, wear appropriate clothing, something that will wick away water and a good pair of water shoes. Some people looked like they were going to he pool, instead of rafting in the wilderness.

I would highly recommend High Mountain Expeditions for both novice and experienced rafters. Thoroughly enjoyed it and will do it again!!!!

Thank Matman71
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Wife, 3 kids, and myself on a very safe and fun white-water rafting adventure on 5 miles of the beautiful Watauga River near Banner Elk, N.C. From the exciting bus ride to the starting point in Tennessee, the lunch provided, and the voyage down the river, the High Mountain Crew were the best. Well mannered, very helpful, funny, informative, and completely immersed in our enjoyment. Will always remember the great time. Thanks to High Mountain Expeditions. Would recommend to any family. Sincerely, the Bowmans.

Thank Buzz B
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