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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
Tight Squeeze140 viewsThe Linville River makes a tight squeeze between some well worn rocks before plunging over the lower Linville Falls.
Sedges99 viewsSome sedgelike plants on the way to Table Rock summit.
Sign Might Be Too Small to Read, Damnit!115 viewsThe sign might be too small to read, so I'll read it to you! "The falls were once 12 miles from here, at the outer slope of the mountain. The river plunged over the hard rock layer on top and cut into softer beds below. As bits of the undermined lip broke
Table Rock View170 viewsExcellent views in all directions from the top of Table Rock.
Stone Mountain91 views
Stairs next to Waterfall121 viewsTo keep people from falling off Stone Mountain, the park people built these stairs, which go on and on. I went up them. Others descend them.
Waterfall137 viewsBig Sandy Creek makes its way off the edge of Stone Mountain. The water then falls 200 feet.
Close to the Summit140 viewsSome interesting rock formations show off their textures in the late afternoon light close to the summit of Stone Mountain.

Last additions - North Carolina 2002
Paula at the Top207 viewsSee the sign!Jul 18, 2004
The Steps to the Mt. Mitchell Summit200 viewsThe tower at the top affords a view beyond compare.Jul 18, 2004
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I am High138 viewsAs you can see, I was not alone in trampling the grass around the sign.Jul 18, 2004
Paula is High145 viewsShe stands about 100 feet below the highest point in the eastern United States.Jul 18, 2004
Paula on the Deep Gap Trail178 viewsWe were in and out of clouds between Mt. Mitchell and Mt. Craig.Jul 18, 2004
Mt. Craig and Big Tom Mountain154 viewsPhoto taken at the Mt. Mitchell summit.Jul 18, 2004
View toward Lake Lure from Chimney Rock170 viewsJul 18, 2004