Hehe...true that, but unfortunately, this ice storm caused considerable damage throughout the Raleigh-Durham area back in 2002.
The trail is much more appealing when the rhododendrons are in full bloom. :0) I have yet to venture north on the A.T. from Massie Gap where this photo was taken. I've been in the other direction all the way to Mount Rogers, the highest point in Virginia. I'd like to trek some of the A.T. within Shenandoah National Park further north in the state. Maybe within the next few months... ;0)
ahh ok, yeah i think I saw a picture of the bridge somewhere. thanks!
Vielen Dank, Phippi! Die Gegend wird dir ja ebenso vertraut zu sein wie mir! Herzliche Grüsse, May
I cleared out all the spam comments which were placed on my photos, though I'm sure more will show up soon enough. Hopefully, Panoramio can remove these users from the site in a timely fashion.
Thanks so much for your comments. This is such a beautiful spot. I don't know whether to be grateful or sad that more Alabamians don't know of it.
Yeah, it was during the drought...taken near the MST in a parking area about 3/4 mile south of the main entrance to the park.
Yeah...kind of. ^_^ Here is a link to their website. If you click on "The Sloss Story" below the main caption, it will tell about the history of the Sloss Furnaces.
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Yeah, there are some urban legends too. The October event is more well-crafted than many others in the region.
I just noticed that Disturbed is playing at Sloss Furnaces on May 9, 2008. It's not a band I'm interested in though.
Sloss Fright Furnace
Yes, the cemetery is actually in this person's front yard. An uncommon ordeal to say the least.