Friday, October 21, 2011

Photohunters: High

The theme this weekend is easy for me because I returned Wednesday from Blowing Rock, NC which is high in the mountains.
I can get high simply looking at the fall leaves.
I'll admit when I first saw the theme I thought, hmmmm, are we supposed to post blood shot eyes and munchies.
I'm glad I can get a natural high from the big beautiful world and skip the rest.
Running water carves through the mountains starting high and going down stream.
I love rocks and creeks and how they rush from high to low.
The adventurous hiker can start at the high altitudes in the NC mountains and hike to sea level on the coast. I think 1000 miles worth of planned trails with over 500 completed is pretty amazing.
Cone Manor sits high on a hill in Blowing Rock, NC.
Cone Park has 21 miles of carriage trails and you can start high at the Manor and go down to Bass lake.
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Sue said...

Lovely scenery! Here all of our leaves have been blown to the ground by recent rain storms :( Love Fall, but its too short where I live. Thanks for posting up these lovely Autumn shots :) Happy photo hunting!

MaR said...

I love to go high on a mountain! your scenery is absolutely gorgeous, love those fall colors! happy weekend!


LifeRamblings said...

gorgeous landscape. you can never go wrong with fall colours. Happy autumn!

Judy said...

Awesome photos!!!! I would love to go hiking there.

Anonymous said...

Oh what soothing sights. I love to be there right now.

Happy weekend.

Annie said...

I love Blowing Rock - your photos are wonderful. I hope you had a great time.

LOL re munchies etc. I thought the same thing and wished that I had some photos from "High Noon" at UNC way back in the day.

Happy weekend!

jams o donnell said...

Beautiful scenery. I love the colours of autumn

ancient one said...

Thanks Carver! I loved all of your photos. They are breathtaking.

YTSL said...

Natural highs are so very cool! :)

Luna Miranda said...

gorgeous autumn scenes! what lovely trails---i would forget my aching feet with this beautiful sights.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely autumnal colours!

rdl said...

Nice shots!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

I wonder how many chambermaids the manor had. said...

I´ll never forget my first time in USA. I visited West Virginia during the autumn...No...I´ve never visited USA before and the autumn wasnt more than the images created in my mind....


I did not come here cause I waas in the hospital...

nice day

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Ha ha -- I like your interpretation of "high" much better (at least it makes far more beautiful pictures). Thanks again for sharing your trip.

This photo hunt meme looks fun and when we get done with our roadtrip (which we haven't really started yet) and back to Florida I am going to think about joining it.

MyMaracas said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful, peaceful place.