...............The Hellwig Family

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Blue Ridge Mountains Trip - Day 2

Posted by Gabrielle

Day 2 of our mountains camping trip back in June had two main highlights - lots of driving and lots of hiking! I don't know about you, but I just can't get enough of the breathtaking mountain scenery.

This one reminds me a little of the part in the beginning of the Sound of Music where Maria is up on the mountains singing.

The Viaduct

Looking out at an overlook - a very, very elevated overlook!

Our first stop of the day was at Linn Falls. This was a waterfall we had wanted to hike to last time, but couldn't because of rain. We were blessed with a beautiful day for a lovely hike this time!

On the way, we passed a hollow stump and the boys could not resist!

The Falls


And yes, we even got a family picture at the Falls!

After this, most of the family was ready to rest, but a few of us did some more hiking on nearby trails. As the photographer, I couldn't resist accompanying them. We hiked up to an overlook, and this picture is of the same Falls, viewed from many hundreds of feet above.

Enjoying the view

After hiking up to view the falls from above, we hiked back down to the actual base of the Falls where we could wade among the rocks.

My beautiful sister Christianna

Jedidiah and Benaiah having fun at the park again that evening

As we were leaving the park, we captured the way the rays of the setting sun lit up the clouds. The picture doesn't do it justice.

Day 3 coming soon!

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