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Linville Gorge - North Carolina


In June 2002, I visited Linville Falls, North Carolina with some rock climbing friends. I'm not a rock climber, but I was there to enjoy some hiking in the mountains while the crag climbers did their thing. I liked the Linville Gorge area so much that I made an excuse to return to North Carolina less than two weeks later.

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Stone Mountain State Park - North Carolina


A granite dome--Stone Mountain--dominates this beautiful state park in west central North Carolina. I visited and climbed Stone Mountain in July 2002. Here are some photographic impressions of Stone Mountain State Park.

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Chimney Rock and Mt. Mitchell


In August 2002, Cousin Paula and I converged on western North Carolina for a little mountain hiking. Photographs here are of Chimney Rock and Mount Mitchell State Parks. We also visited the Biltmore Estate, but there are no pictures of that part of the weekend here.

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Random files - North Carolina 2002
Upper Linville Falls133 viewsUpper Linville Falls.
Wiseman's View290 viewsA nicely constructed viewing area at Wiseman's View, in the Pisgah National Forest.
Table Rock158 viewsClose to the summit of Table Rock.
Close to the Summit164 viewsSome interesting rock formations show off their textures in the late afternoon light close to the summit of Stone Mountain.
Coming up the other way139 viewsI spotted these hikers while sitting on a rock on top of Stone Mountain. They were coming up the "other" way--which I would go down.
Nothing to Hang Onto135 viewsOn the way up Stone Mountain, looking back. Don't do this when the mountain is wet unless you know what you're doing!
Me, at Chimney Rock84 views
View from the Trail above Chimney Rock104 viewsChimney Rock itself is the obvious structure in the foreground.

Last additions - North Carolina 2002
Paula at the Top244 viewsSee the sign!Jul 18, 2004
The Steps to the Mt. Mitchell Summit239 viewsThe tower at the top affords a view beyond compare.Jul 18, 2004
223 viewsJul 18, 2004
I am High167 viewsAs you can see, I was not alone in trampling the grass around the sign.Jul 18, 2004
Paula is High178 viewsShe stands about 100 feet below the highest point in the eastern United States.Jul 18, 2004
Paula on the Deep Gap Trail221 viewsWe were in and out of clouds between Mt. Mitchell and Mt. Craig.Jul 18, 2004
Mt. Craig and Big Tom Mountain187 viewsPhoto taken at the Mt. Mitchell summit.Jul 18, 2004
View toward Lake Lure from Chimney Rock203 viewsJul 18, 2004