The John Rock loop hike totaled about 6 miles with 1000 feet of elevation gain. It included a lovely waterfall - Cedar Rock Falls. After the hike, a few of us walked around the trout hatchery that's adjacent to the John Rock parking lot. At the hatchery, I believe, until someone proves me wrong, that I spotted this celebrity. Later, on the way out of Pisgah National Forest, we pulled over to view Looking Glass Falls. Actually, I stayed in the vehicle. But take a look (below) at the image Mark Schmidt captured with his camera.
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|standing atop John Rock, Looking Glass Rock behind me|
And this is what Looking Glass Falls was like yesterday.