The rocks around the base of Pilot Mountain have been worn smooth and almost look like ripples of water.
Carolyn’s rear end as she checks out a cubby hole in Pilot Mountain. We just wanted to see if we could find some gold or other treasures.
The sun rays just crest into the corner of Pilot Mountain. There is no climbing up these faces, so the lichen is free to grow.
We decided Pilot Mountain looks like a big button that someone needs to push. A nice little day hike around the base of Pilot started off our morning.
A small falls out at Hebron Rock Colony. This is a pleasant area during the summertime to go explore and find a nice rock to sunbathe on or find a small pool to swim in.
Ant, the AMAZING tightrope walker, using his balancing skill to make it up this rather large and stable log.
Rocks spread out to form whatever path you want to make for yourself up Hebron Rock Colony. Along the way you run into the water running down the rocks, another obstacle on your path.
Carolyn doing some rock hopping out at Hebron Rock Colony, a summer time staple in Boone.
Ant doing some extreme rock hopping out at Hebron Rock Colony. Look at him ‘whoosh’ through the air!
A look down onto the boardwalk and an overlook from the Rough Ridge Trail off of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
From an overlook off of Rough Ridge you can see the profile of the infamous Blue Ridge Parkway Viaducts. The Linn Cove Viaduct is a quarter mile long and is one of the most popular destinations on the Parkway.
Daniel fly fishing during the morning hours in Winkler’s Creek. He abides by the catch and release program.
the very famous and very photographed Linville Falls in the Linville Gorge. We hiked just under a mile from the Linville Falls parking area to our viewing post at Chimney Point.
Traveling though the thick trees in the forest we come across a horizontal growing tree. This hold tree has been growing horizontal for some time.
The trail on our hike cuts through the forest, providing a tunnel like affect with the trees..
A close up of the river water flowing over rocks at Upper Falls located in Graveyard Fields.
A section of the trickling falls of Upper Falls at the Graveyard Fields trail of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Ant looks lonesome as he rests after our hike to the Upper Falls, but indeed he is not alone. Carolyn is hiding out behind the trees.
The Second Falls at Graveyard Field is not too far from the parking lot. You can see the cool, clear, mountain water streaming down the rocks.
A view of Looking Glass Rock from a Blue Ridge Parkway overlook. We saw many views similar to this as we cruised the Parkway.
A cairn, the small stack of rocks, has been created on this beautiful trail to the waterfall in the Pisgah National Forest.
A waterfall in the Pisgah National Forest had a large enough overhang were you could comfortably walk behind it.
Ant provides some perspective about the height of this waterfall we were treated to during a hike through the Pisgah National Forest.
Once we reached a clearing off the trail you came around the bend and WOW! You see this beautiful waterfall. We all had fun walking around and feeling the amazing force of wind and water that this falls generates at the bottom.
Ant and Carolyn looking up at the beautiful waterfall we were taken to on a hike through the Pisgah National Forest. It felt at least ten degrees cooler right by bottom of the waterfall.
A peak of Triple Falls Waterfall located in the DuPont State Forest. The hike to the falls was fairly easy, the paths being wide and covered in gravel.
High Falls located in the Dupont State Forest was one of the few waterfalls we saw today. The trails to view the waterfalls were not bad and were very well marked.
Carolyn out on one of the rocks you can navigate your way through in order to get a closer view of High Falls located in Dupont State Forest. We also noticed the crazy tree on the bank with an ‘N’ shaped trunk.
Slowly but surely water can cut through rock. The power of water is amazing, over time it carve out huge banks and cut these holes in this rock.
A helicopter flies overhead as we check out Triple Falls in Dupont State Forest. A local summer camp brought their campers out to enjoy the area, along with the many other outdoor enthusiasts.