Linville Gorge
 

Linville Gorge

Linville Gorge is part of the Pisgah National Forest[a].

The view from Bernard and Mimi's summer home in the mountains.

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The "Hawkbill" trail, leading up to the peak of the same name. The rock outcrop at the top gives the peak the silhouette of a hawk's bill.

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View down the gorge from Hawkbill.

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Looking the other way.

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Me, standing on the rock outcrop.

2006-04-23 12:35

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A picture of my hosts in Charlotte, Mimi and Bernard Clarke.

2006-04-23 12:36

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Mountain shrub in bloom.

2006-04-23 12:45

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Some orchids on top of the Hawkbill peak.

2006-04-23 12:50

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Another view down the gorge.

2006-04-23 12:54

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Flowers.

2006-04-23 13:49

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Flowers.

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Linville Falls. The water is usually clear, but rainfall had brought with it soil, making the waters muddy. In addition, the stream was also about three times the size it would have been on a dry day.

2006-04-23 15:30

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