This Is The French Broad – Part 1 ‘The Headwaters’
We are more than excited to announce we have started production of our short film ‘This Is The French Broad’. It’s true Rafting the French Broad is about as much fun as you can have in a day, but there is so much more to the magic of the river than just the section we raft. Where does it begin, where does it end and who does it touch along the way? Follow along as we document the beauty, power and allure of one of the oldest rivers on Earth!
Flowing off the west side of the continental divide high in the Great Balsam Mountains, the French Broad begins it’s 218 mile journey above 6000 feet deep in Pisgah National Forest. Here the river tumbles over countless cascades and waterfalls offering many opportunities for whitewater paddling adventures. These pristine mountain streams also are home to world-class trout fishing drawing anglers from all over the world.
One of the most unique geologic features of these headwaters is Looking Glass Rock. This massive monolith rises out of the valley floor reminiscent of something you would see in Yosemite National Park. We spent some time shooting high in these headwaters for ‘This Is Pisgah’ and wanted to share a few images we capture of Looking Glass itself. Enjoy and be sure to sign up for the newsletter as not to miss the release of ‘This Is Pisgah’!