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Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest


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The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest in extreme Western North Carolina was dedicated in 1936, 18 years after the death of the famed poet whose most memorable poem was emtitled Trees. This untouched old growth forest is replete with huge trees, especially the giant poplars of Poplar Cove. I was truly impressed and I felt that it was well worth the long drive to this quiet corner of North Carolina.

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Linville Gorge and Dry Falls


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Friend Barb and I headed east from the middle of nowhere, Tennessee, to enjoy some of my favorite scenery, which was enhanced by the fall foliage being near its peak. The pictures in this album are from Linville Gorge and Dry Falls, both in western North Carolina.

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Barb and the Falls541 viewsBarb poses for the camera with Linville Falls in the background.
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Wiseman's View787 viewsOn the other side of Linville Gorge from Linville Falls, Wiseman's View gives you an eagle's eye view of the gorge and the mountains.

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Downstream from the Falls506 viewsBy this time, there was almost NO light at all, but my trusty Nikon D100 captured this scene quite well with available light.Jul 31, 2004
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One Last View of the Falls511 viewsAnd then it was sayonara to North Carolina for a while!Jul 31, 2004
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Barb Poses behind the Falls565 viewsI stood in a little cave to take this picture, so I wouldn't get wet!Jul 31, 2004
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Another View of Dry Falls507 viewsThe light was really low, so it is a good thing that my Nikon D100 has a fairly sensitive CCD.Jul 31, 2004
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Barb Lives Dangerously822 viewsNot ME--no way! Well, I've been on those rock outcroppings before, but I definitely wasn't too comfortable. There's a several hundred foot drop on three sides. Barb was energized--"replenished," as she'd say. (Too bad I forgot to bring the flash and she's in the late afternoon shadows.) This is in an area of Wiseman's View that is fenced off so you can't go there.Jul 31, 2004
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Dry Falls764 viewsIt was approaching sunset as Barb and I tooled through Western North Carolina around Cashiers on a windy, narrow road. We saw a sign that said something about a waterfall, and we decided to stop there for a looksee. Jul 31, 2004
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Hawksbill Mountain982 viewsViewed from across the gorge, Hawksbill Mountain (seen here) is adjacent to Table Rock Mountain. I suppose that if you look closely, you can see what resembles a hawk's bill.Jul 31, 2004
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A Lookout at Wiseman's View975 viewsA very serene place on an autumn day. The man pictured at the pulpit worked here many years ago. Thus, he had some interesting stories about the gorge.Jul 31, 2004