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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Linville Falls Hike, North Carolina

From Nov. 7-9,  George and I took a short trip to Asheville,  North Carolina.  First we traveled through the Smokies  (and saw fog and snow).  On the next day,  we made a wonderful trip to Grandfather Mountain (and about FROZE to death--even though we had fun)...  In order to see those three blog posts --if you missed them,  click HERE.

Today I will share the last post from that short trip.   We next took a hike to Linville Falls.  It was a nice hike --and not nearly as cold as it was on Grandfather Mountain.  We first hiked to Upper Linville Falls.  The picture above was one of us that a nice person volunteered to take.  We were at the overlook to Upper Linville Falls.

Here is a collage showing more from the Upper Linville Falls area.

This gal was certainly happy to be in this beautiful place!

Here's a good picture I took of George at Upper Linville Falls.

Here's a picture I took of the beautiful blue sky --while we hiked that day... (After all of the dreary, gloomy, cloudy, rainy, foggy skies we have had recently,  I yearn for some beautiful skies like that NOW... ha ha)

After another hike to Lower Linville Falls,  we got to an overlook where we stopped and took pictures of the waterfall and of the gorge.

The sun was beginning to go down --but it was still with us on the overlook to Lower Linville Falls.  We had to use our long lenses here since Lower Linville Falls was not very close.  (We did find that you can get closer --by going on another hike,  but since it was getting late, we decided to come back another time. )

Here are our pictures of Lower Linville Falls.  The picture on the left shows how far away this waterfall was from our overlook.  The other two were taken with the long lens.

Here's a picture George took of me at the last overlook.  I was happy to be there --and as you can tell,  much warmer than I was when we were at Grandfather Mtn... ha ha

Hope you enjoyed our pictures from Linville Falls, and from that November trip.

Have a wonderful day.  Please pray for the people who have been flooded in Tennessee and other states these past several days.  We have all had TONS and TONS of rain.  We are fine here on the mountain --but we did have freezing rain part of the time.  Luckily, we didn't have to get out in it.  This has been a crazy past few days!!!!