Moss Stalactite

What is cool in Savannah?

I’m planning on a short trip to Savannah Georgia. Any recommendations on what to see and photograph there?

Living Moss Stalactite

While hiking around Grandfather Mountain I stepped off the trail to take care of some needs and saw an opening to a short drop of the rock and from there a lot of spongy looking moss. It looked interesting so I decided to check it out and discovered a huge moss hanging off the little rock cliff. It is a living moss, growing down and some day will probably reach the ground beneath it. Nature wonders, pretty cool.

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McRae Peak

The hike to and from McRae Peak is probably one of the best hikes in High Country in North Carolina. It is about one hour from the Grandfather Mountain, you have to clime up about five different wooden stairs and some of them are fairly scary. If you afraid of heights then it is probably not a hike for you. The McRae Peak is actually the stone on the right side of this photo. About 3-4 feet to the right is another wooden ladder, about 20 feet high and it allows you to clime up the peak.

It was extremely windy that day and we really didn’t spend much time on top of the rock, but on a nice day you have very nice 360 view around the high country. It is very popular place to bring your lunch snack and enjoy the view while munching on it.

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Back in Central Asia

Mentally, not physically. I had this photo seating on my drive for some time, just never felt like posting it. We were on a little hike around Chimbulak Ski Resort near Almaty Kazakhstan. This is almost as high you can get without special climbing gear. Alpine flowers are really cool, they are small but they are bright and they know how to survive in not the most friendly environments.

If you can see, on the left side of the photo, right in the middle, there is a black whole in the rock. It is actually a cave. About 3-4 meters high. I don’t know how deep it is, I didn’t hike over there.

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