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Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Water

Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, North Carolina

My first image for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Water,  is a photograph of a 2009 whitewater rafting tour on the Nantahala River in North Carolina. A great tour indeed, which featured all categories of rapids. We dared all but the 5th category rapid.

I really loved this experience on the river and all watersports as well.