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Chimney Rock, North Carolina

Chimney RockOn the day before Thanksgiving I found myself in Asheville, North Carolina.  While there I wanted to visit a spot that I had not been to since I was a child, Chimney Rock.  The park offers several hiking trails with two of the most popular being the trail to Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Falls Trail.  Some of you may remember Hickory Nut falls as it was the final fight scene between Chingachgook and Magua in Last of the Mohicans.  As a child we were able to hike to the top of the falls and even swim in the pool but (according to a guide) since the state had purchased the park they shut that trail down to make improvements but had not completed them yet.  There is a fee to enter the park which is unique but not too high with adults being charged $14.00 and kids (6-15) being charged $6.00.  On the trails we saw several dogs on leashes but the dogs are not allowed on the elevator that takes you straight to Chimney Rock.  For more info on the park check out the park’s site at http://www.chimneyrockpark.com/index.php.  Read the rest of this entry »

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