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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
Linville Falls85 viewsA shady trail on the way to Linville Falls.
Tight Squeeze143 viewsThe Linville River makes a tight squeeze between some well worn rocks before plunging over the lower Linville Falls.
Wiseman's View269 viewsWell, they DO call them the Blue Ridge Mountains! This view of the Table Rock/Hawksbill area of Linville Gorge was taken from Wiseman's View in the Pisgah National Forest
Wiseman's View167 viewsWildflowers at Wiseman's View.
135 viewsA portion of the Little Table Rock trail wends its way down the mountain.
Life at the Top174 viewsI parked myself atop Table Rock for an hour and a half. The view and the serenity kept me there. It was just I and the bumblebees buzzing around the laurels for the longest time. When I heard raucous hordes ascending the mountain, I packed my stuff.
Nothing to Hang Onto120 viewsOn the way up Stone Mountain, looking back. Don't do this when the mountain is wet unless you know what you're doing!
Granite Cliffs at Chimney Rock118 views

Last additions - North Carolina 2002
Paula at the Top216 viewsSee the sign!Jul 18, 2004
The Steps to the Mt. Mitchell Summit209 viewsThe tower at the top affords a view beyond compare.Jul 18, 2004
195 viewsJul 18, 2004
I am High145 viewsAs you can see, I was not alone in trampling the grass around the sign.Jul 18, 2004
Paula is High153 viewsShe stands about 100 feet below the highest point in the eastern United States.Jul 18, 2004
Paula on the Deep Gap Trail189 viewsWe were in and out of clouds between Mt. Mitchell and Mt. Craig.Jul 18, 2004
Mt. Craig and Big Tom Mountain162 viewsPhoto taken at the Mt. Mitchell summit.Jul 18, 2004
View toward Lake Lure from Chimney Rock178 viewsJul 18, 2004