High Mountain Expeditions
Banner Elk, NC 28604
High Mountain Expeditions, which opened in 1986, helped pioneer whitewater rafting guide service in the North Carolina mountains. The focus is on providing reliable, knowledgeable and experienced guides.
High Mountain Expeditions has four outposts in the NC mountains, including one in Banner Elk on Tynecastle Highway. The company specializes in rafting adventures on the Nolichucky River, Watauga River and rugged Wilson Creek, as well as tubing on the gently-flowing New River.
Other expedition services include hiking, mountain biking and caving. Families are welcome, with activities for children as young as three.
Gourmet-quality food includes a hearty selection of fresh meats and cheeses, artisan breads, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, and homemade desserts. High Mountain Expeditions is also known for having good quality gear that is kept in tip-top shape.