The Chimney Rock Inn
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... our way to the parkway entrance we thought we should get a bathroom break so we stopped at a McDonalds just before. Since it was after 11:00, I decided that I would get a little something to hold me over, like a Quarter Pounder with Cheese meal. They apparently did not think anyone was going to buy any of those today, since they didn’t have quarter pound patties on the grill. In fact, I was there at least 15 minutes before they even started cooking ...
... and possibly cousins at nearly the same time. So after a prayer I headed back to the Jeep.
Jim again… By this time I was getting hungry and for whatever reason, Waffle House was what I was craving. The last time I ate at one was in Kentucky during our visit there last September. We had seen one on the way there so we headed back that way and pulled in. I ordered the All Star Special which included two eggs, hash browns ...
... some pictures before making the
treacherous climb back up. For the most part, it was all downhill from
here. When we got back to Daniel Ridge Loop Trail, we turned right to
finish up the loop and hike FSR 137 back to the car. Overall, it was
successful long weekend. Even with the difficulty in finding
accommodations, we still managed to get 17 waterfalls in three days. On
the way home, we had stop at Las Salsas in Morganton for a delicious
meal of ...
... is know at the Smoky Mountains and our destination was Chimney Rock which promised some great views. As it was a clear sunny day we could expect to see five miles east and I began to feel quite excited as the car climbed the narrow winding road on the mountain side. Eventually we arrived at a car park high up and the rest of the way is on foot but we didn't need mountain climbing gear cos the clever miners (way back ...
... road we drove down to get here and in close proximity (hence leaving no space for any lake). I just figured there must be a bend in the road away from the track at some point. I was wrong.
We ended up taking a well trodden path away from the track toward the road where across the road was a nice lake that we could have just driven to should we have decided to go past the Boone Fork Trail turn in. Ah well, back to the car and onward we went, to ...