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Day 4 of 2023 Independence Day Trip, Hanging Rock of North Carolina

Final day of my July 2023 trip to North Carolina. Today I drove from Asheville back to my home near Washington DC, while checking out Hanging Rock State Park along the way.

Hanging Rock

Hanging Rock

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Day 3 of 2023 Independence Day Trip, Drenched at Black Balsem Knob

Third day of my July 2023 trip to North Carolina. Today I checked out the portion of Blue Ridge Parkway between Beech Gap and Asheville, including some great hiking trails around Black Balsam Knob. Unfortunately, some unexpected events meant I was caught in a late-afternoon rain.

Clouds Reaching over Tennent Mountain

Clouds Reaching over Tennent Mountain

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Day 2 of 2023 Independence Day Trip, South Linville Gorge

Second day of my 2023 Independence Day trip to North Carolina. Today I hiked a trail to Shortoff Mountain, located on the southern part of Linville Gorge, before making my way to Asheville while checking out Mt Mitchell, the highest mountain in eastern US.

Linville Gorge

Linville Gorge

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Day 1 of 2023 Independence Day Trip, Grandfather Mountain

During Independence Day 2023, I made a trip to North Carolina. This post would be the first actual day of activities where I had some fun hiking/climbing in Grandfather Mountain.

Mile High Swinging Bridge before MacRae Peak

Mile High Swinging Bridge before MacRae Peak

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Day 4 of May 2023 Trip to West Virginia, Sandstone Falls and Roaring Run

Fourth and last day of my 2023 Memorial Day trip to West Virginia. I checked out of the hotel in Beckley this morning and started my drive back home to Washington DC, stopping at Sandstone Falls of New River Gorge National Park and Roaring Run Furnace in Virginia along the way.

Sandstone Falls

Sandstone Falls

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Day 3 of May 2023 Trip to West Virginia, New River Gorge

Third day of my 2023 Memorial Day trip to West Virginia as I continued my tour of New River Gorge National Park. With rain in the weather forecast, I focused mostly on short hikes and overlooks for the day, in addition to the nearby Babcock State Park.

Turn of New River

Turn of New River

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Day 2 of May 2023 Trip to West Virginia, New River Gorge

Second day of my 2023 Memorial Day trip to West Virginia as I reached New River Gorge National Park. The weather forecast indicated rain for the next day, so I decided to check out most of the park’s popular hiking trails today, together with the nearby Hawks Nest State Park of West Virginia.

New River Gorge Bridge

New River Gorge Bridge

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Day 1 of May 2023 Trip to West Virginia, Blackwater Falls

For 2023’s Memorial Day weekend, I made a trip to West Virginia, checking out the country’s newest National Park, New River Gorge. This post was about the Friday before the weekend, when I made the drive from Washington DC to Summersville, WV, while stopping at Davis, WV along the way to check out Blackwater Falls State Park.

Blackwater Falls

Blackwater Falls

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Flights for May 2023 Trip to Chicago

A post of the flights that I took in May 2023 to and from Chicago for a business trip.

Distant Washington DC and Reagan National Airport

Distant Washington DC and Reagan National Airport

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Flights for Weekend Trip to Seattle

A post of the flights that I took to and from Seattle for a weekend trip.

Overlooking Downtown Seattle

Overlooking Downtown Seattle

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