Mount Mitchell State Park

Monday, September 16, 2013

Craggy Gardens

This afternoon I joined some Asheville hikers on two Craggy Gardens trails.  In total, we hiked just under three miles.  The goal was to reach the Craggy Gardens Visitor center in time for the 7:34 PM sunset.  We did just that, but the sunset was not really visible.  I guess it was too cloudy. 

“There is no such sense of solitude as that which we experience upon the silent and vast elevations of great mountains. Lifted high above the level of human sounds and habitations, among the wild expanses and colossal features of Nature, we are thrilled in our loneliness with a strange fear and elation – an ascent above the reach of life's expectations or companionship, and the tremblings of a wild and undefined misgivings.”
Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, The Haunted Baronet And Others: Ghost Stories 1861-70

 

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