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Linville Gorge - North Carolina


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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


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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


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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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Laurel104 viewsA laurel at the top of Table Rock.
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Stone Mountain137 viewsStone Mountain's granite dome rises behind a re-created farm at Stone Mountain State Park, Roaring Gap, North Carolina.
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Stone Mountain106 viewsSeen from a meadow below, Stone Mountain appears to be a formidable climb.
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Well, not really THAT near the top!116 viewsI kept thinking I was really close to the top of Stone Mountain. As it turned out, there was much more climbing ahead.
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Me, at Chimney Rock70 views
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Lots of Steps at Chimney Rock84 viewsPaula advised me that for each step I climbed, I would add one second to my life. I grumbled anyway.
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Paula on the Deep Gap Trail160 viewsWe were in and out of clouds between Mt. Mitchell and Mt. Craig.
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I am High126 viewsAs you can see, I was not alone in trampling the grass around the sign.

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Paula at the Top191 viewsSee the sign!Jul 18, 2004
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The Steps to the Mt. Mitchell Summit184 viewsThe tower at the top affords a view beyond compare.Jul 18, 2004
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170 viewsJul 18, 2004
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I am High126 viewsAs you can see, I was not alone in trampling the grass around the sign.Jul 18, 2004
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Paula is High131 viewsShe stands about 100 feet below the highest point in the eastern United States.Jul 18, 2004
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Paula on the Deep Gap Trail160 viewsWe were in and out of clouds between Mt. Mitchell and Mt. Craig.Jul 18, 2004
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Mt. Craig and Big Tom Mountain140 viewsPhoto taken at the Mt. Mitchell summit.Jul 18, 2004
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View toward Lake Lure from Chimney Rock156 viewsJul 18, 2004