However, we did decide to go hiking with Roy in the NC mountains. We have not been much at all this year, so I really wanted to go. We went to Chimney Rock, which is part of Grandfather Mountain (about 1.5 hours from our house). Side note: Several movies have been filmed here. The most famous is The Last of the Mohicans. Pretty cool! It seems like a lot of movies are filmed in this part of the country (including Charlotte).
Anyway, back to our hike: some of the trails were blocked off, due to renovations, so the parts we were on involved a LOT of steep climbing. We were a little concerned about Roy's joints during all the climbing, so we decided not to go all the way to the top. But we did get lots of fun pictures:
|Taking a break near a waterfall|
|View to the top of the waterfall - it's pretty dry today|
|Us at the top of "Chimney Rock"|
|View of the town of Chimney Rock from the top of "Chimney Rock"|