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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
Rapids on Linville River118 viewsThe rapids downstream of the Upper Linville Falls.
Wiseman's View205 viewsA rock stairway at Wiseman's View, Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina.
Wiseman's View205 viewsWiseman's View in the Pisgah National Forest.
Mossy Crap129 viewsI found this weird sort of moss growing in the rocks as I ascended the trail to the top of Table Rock. If any of you botanists out there can identify it, please send me an e-mail, for I am clueless.
Stone Mountain192 viewsStone Mountain's granite dome rises behind a re-created farm at Stone Mountain State Park, Roaring Gap, North Carolina.
Well, not really THAT near the top!145 viewsI kept thinking I was really close to the top of Stone Mountain. As it turned out, there was much more climbing ahead.
Don't Slip over the Falls117 views
Mt. Craig and Big Tom Mountain177 viewsPhoto taken at the Mt. Mitchell summit.

Last additions - North Carolina 2002
Paula at the Top233 viewsSee the sign!Jul 18, 2004
The Steps to the Mt. Mitchell Summit226 viewsThe tower at the top affords a view beyond compare.Jul 18, 2004
212 viewsJul 18, 2004
I am High157 viewsAs you can see, I was not alone in trampling the grass around the sign.Jul 18, 2004
Paula is High167 viewsShe stands about 100 feet below the highest point in the eastern United States.Jul 18, 2004
Paula on the Deep Gap Trail210 viewsWe were in and out of clouds between Mt. Mitchell and Mt. Craig.Jul 18, 2004
Mt. Craig and Big Tom Mountain177 viewsPhoto taken at the Mt. Mitchell summit.Jul 18, 2004
View toward Lake Lure from Chimney Rock193 viewsJul 18, 2004