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Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

Grandfather Mountain @ 6,200 feet

This a photograph taken during a hike across the Mile High Bridge at Grandfather Mountain. The elevation above sea level is just over 6,200 feet. What a great place to hike and explore. Just getting to GrandFather Mountain is a beautiful journey as you travel along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.  I found it exciting during my hike, from the base of the mountain to the bridge, and then crossing the gorge below. It was amazing to find puddles of water on the mountain top.

7 responses

  1. Jody

    beautiful indeed, with the mountains just visible over the rim of the “pond” and the clouds reflected in the water….makes me want to visit Grandfather Mountain!

    May 29, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    • Jody, Grandfather Mountain is magnificient. I first went there in 2002. I have not been back. It is an incredible view from the bridge. You would love it.


      May 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm

  2. that’s beautiful!

    May 29, 2011 at 7:03 pm

  3. Very cool, especially considering the location.

    May 30, 2011 at 1:36 am

  4. Beautiful, I thought that was a serious lake or something. Stunning! 🙂
    Have a Blessed Memorial Day!

    May 30, 2011 at 8:41 am

  5. Checking out your blog from Elizabeth’s feature of you. Your blog is different from any other I have seen. This photo caught my eye as one of purity and conquest. The struggle to get to the top of a mountain and the pure and natural pools of water at the top can symbolically speak to one’s inner self. Beautiful and communicative.

    June 3, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    • Hi Solodialogue

      The way you expressed you experience and connection with this post is beautiful. 🙂 I could not have said it any better. Sometimes we find great beauty after moments of great struggles…. Climbing a mountain, leaving behind adversity, loosing a loved one, all build a remarkable character in us. I too love this photograph of the pools of water at the summit of the mountain. It symbolizies the quenching of our thirst for discovery. (At least until the next time) 🙂

      Peace and Light

      June 5, 2011 at 8:58 am

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