Grandfather Mountain



In November, 2012, Betsy and I spent a couple of days in the mountains of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina.  One of the places we visited was Grandfather Mountain, not too far from Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

The day we visited Grandfather Mountain was beautiful, but cold.  The cold didn’t bother us too much as we started up the mountain, stopping at the Sphinx, Split Rock and the Wildlife Habitat on the way.  But by the time we reached the Mile High Swinging Bridge at the top, the wind was really blowing and it was cold, COLD, COLD!  The weather had been mlld previously, so we weren’t prepared for the cold.

We made it across the bridge nevertheless, although for some reason there weren’t a lot of people around.  After thawing out in the Visitor Center at the top, we headed back down the mountain for some warmer temperatures.

This slide show contains images taken that day during our visit to Grandfather Mountain.  We’ve been back since, but the weather was milder at that time.

If you would like to see these and other images taken during our visit to Grandfather Mountain, along with a caption for each image, click HERE.

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10 Responses to “Grandfather Mountain”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Love the high shots, looking down and the bear with his tongue out. Great images!

  2. Linda O'Neal McNulty Says:

    Love the music and the photos were fantastic.

  3. Tom Deep Says:

    Fun show George, beautiful captures. Loved the bears.

  4. Betsy Adams Says:

    I definitely remember that visit…I’ve never been so doggone cold in my life… BUT–it was GORGEOUS from up on that mountain…. Great set of pictures and great memories…


  5. dayphoto Says:

    Love your slide show and the bear!! Cool!


  6. Linda G. Says:

    I enjoyed watching the slideshow and the accompanying music.

  7. rhiebert Says:

    Fascinating video. Betsy looks frozen in some of those pictures,but the scenery is still beautiful.

  8. Jeevan Says:

    I remember seeing some of these photos in Betsy’s blog. But I liked watching this in violin background… Sounds too cold to be at that high bridge!

  9. Linda, Shenandoah Valley Says:

    Excellent photo show! I haven’t been there in decades, not since they rerouted the Parkway.

  10. Linda, Shenandoah Valley Says:

    Hope you had a great birthday!

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