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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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Random files - North Carolina 2002
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Upper Linville Falls125 viewsUpper Linville Falls.
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Sedges105 viewsSome sedgelike plants on the way to Table Rock summit.
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Linville Gorge185 viewsA view of the verdant and rocky mountains surrounding Linville Gorge.
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Table Rock133 viewsRhododentrons, laurels, blueberries, and other hardy vegetation dot the summit of Table Rock.
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Table Rock View165 viewsA view from the summit of Table Rock. The rock formations in this area of North Carolina make it a veritable Mecca for rock climbers from around the world.
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Life at the Top179 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.
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Stairs next to Waterfall128 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.
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Near the top161 viewsLooking out past a scraggly pine on Stone Mountain.

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Paula at the Top224 viewsSee the sign!Jul 18, 2004
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The Steps to the Mt. Mitchell Summit217 viewsThe tower at the top affords a view beyond compare.Jul 18, 2004
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203 viewsJul 18, 2004
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I am High151 viewsAs you can see, I was not alone in trampling the grass around the sign.Jul 18, 2004
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Paula is High160 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 Trail199 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 Mountain169 viewsPhoto taken at the Mt. Mitchell summit.Jul 18, 2004
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View toward Lake Lure from Chimney Rock185 viewsJul 18, 2004