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Friday, October 16, 2015

Looking Glass Rock, Fall Foliage

6.5 miles (although Garmin GPS recorded 6!) 
1729 feet elevation gain 
left Asheville city center at 9:00 AM
on trail at 9:55 AM
reached rock facing at 11:40 AM
stayed on rock for an hour
started descent at 12:40 PM
back at car at 1:52 PM

When we finished the hike, we stopped by Looking Glass Falls.  After that, we drove up on the Blue Ridge Parkway to Looking Glass Rock Overlook, where we could admire our feat.  Then, after driving down the Parkway to Graveyard Fields, we reversed our tracks, driving south on Hwy 276 through Pisgah National Forest, back down to Brevard.  We made it back to Asheville around 5 PM.  If we had driven right back to Asheville after the hike, we would have gotten back by 3 PM.
A week later, my friend Dara made it to the top!

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