I went on my first trip to the North Carolina mountains in the summer of 1986, and ever since that trip I’ve been continuously drawn to their beauty and opportunities for adventure. It was the place where I encountered God for the first time. It was the place where my wife and I celebrated our honeymoon. It’s been the place for countless family trips, adventures and vacations over the years. These images represent just a few of the amazing views I’ve had the privilege of photographing.