Monday, October 02, 2006
Touristas at Chimney Rock Park
After Dog's Camp, we stayed a few days in Asheville to be tourists. Not wanting to be completely middle class, (and not wanting to spend $80!), we blew off Biltmore Estate, and went to Chimney Rock Park, (Near Bat Cave, NC). This is Chimney Rock. It's up there... about 2300 feet. Manmade Lake Lure can be seen in the background. The trails go even higher... probably around 3500 feet; maybe more.
But first we took the low trail, with Rally and Fanny, to the base of the 400' Hickory Nut Falls.
..and did the self-timer family portrait thing.
Interesting fact: Chimney Rock Park stood in for upstate New York in the, mostly unmemorable film, Last of the Mohicans.
Odd, with all this mountainous grandeur...
...this is my favorite shot of the day.
I'll post a link to the Picasa web album when I give it a try, so there will be many, many more Chimney Rock images.