A Mountain of Inspiration

Chimney Rock

If you love nature as much as I do you’ll love Chimney Rock State Park which is a North Carolina state park in Chimney Rock, Rutherford County, North Carolina. When I was much younger, in my early twenties, I had the opportunity to visit this park. My family and I hiked the outcroppings trail with its signature 315-foot spire that overlooks Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure. The ascent up the wooden steps that make up this trail leads you to the 535-million-year-old monolith for which the Park is named. It is one of the most iconic sites in North Carolina. This granite outcropping is on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains and truly takes your breath away. Continue reading “A Mountain of Inspiration”