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This adventure took us to one of WNC’s most stunning panoramic views at over 5,000 ft – The Cabins at Sandy Mush Bald. This magical mountain retreat is located on 500 privately owned acres atop the Newfound Mountains, and is accessible to overnight visitors via reservation on Hipcamp. Scroll down to see more images and meet the makers!

Meet the makers


Born in Asheville, NC, ENO provides a collection of original parachute hammocks and accessories that incorporate the element of portable comfort. Over 20 years ago they pioneered the hammock counter-culture. Since then, they have ventured from mountains to sea, from backyard to backcountry, and everywhere in between. Their products outfit you with an all-access pass to explore, connect and relax.

Appalachian Gear Company is the pioneer of 100% Alpaca fiber apparel & gear. Their dedication to creating top-quality, unique outdoor apparel with an unwavering commitment to ethics, people, and the environment, plus 45 years in the textile industry with countless miles logged on trails across the country, makes this Kings Mountain, NC company the best natural fiber apparel for the outdoor consumer. Engineered by Nature. Designed for Adventure.

Recover Brands is an industry pioneer in sustainable textiles, specializing in manufacturing and marketing apparel and accessories out of 100% recycled materials and headquartered in Charlotte, NC. Their mission is to create the best, most environmentally friendly and socially responsible products possible, and to educate and inspire those around us to live and work for a sustainable tomorrow.

Based in Hendersonville, NC, Stringbean Bags specializes in making gear for bike and body. They produce both custom and small batch bags that are versatile, lightweight and built with premium materials.

Nestled in the Blue Ridge mountains, SylvanSport is located just half a mile from the entrance to the Pisgah National Forest in Brevard, NC. Since 2004, they have empowered convenient, comfortable enjoyment of the outdoors with award-winning towable camping trailers and camping gear. Built on a foundation of good design, SylvanSport takes pride in building innovative products for a passionate community of campers and outdoor enthusiasts across North America.

Located in Boone, NC, Tarpestry combines the functions of a tarp with the beauty and softness of a tapestry. Born in Colorado and built in the mountains of North Carolina, Tarpestry is a soft and durable weather-resistant picnic blanket/tarp that puts a beautiful buffer between you and the elements. 

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