Depending on which route you take it might take you between 45 minutes to 3 hours of hiking to get to this spot. It leads you to one of the highest spots in this part of the mountains. If you take my current route you have to clime at least 5 different ladders, each 20 to 30 feet long. I just stepped off one of those ladders, edged my self on the side of the cliff to take this photo, before climbing another one. Up and up.
So where is this and what that mountain in front of me is known for?
As always, it is much better viewed in higher resolution, just click on it to get there.
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.
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.