Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DuPont State Recreational Forest

Western North Carolina is stuffed to the gills with state and national parks and forests. You could spend years and years here, going hiking every weekend, and still not get through all the trails available.

Yesterday Nina and I spent a couple of hours walking in one little corner of one little state forest that we had not visited before, the DuPont State Recreational Forest. It is most famous for its waterfalls, two of which were featured in the movie "Hunger Games." But we didn't take any of the waterfall hikes. We were in search of vistas of fall foliage.

Here's a bit of what we found. Right-click/open in new tab to see maximum size.

And yes, the sky really was that blue; no digital enhancement.

Finally, one digitally stitched 180-degree panorama: 


Memphis MOJO said...

Sounds like fun. I bet the weather was perfect as well.

Rakewell said...

It was indeed. Amazingly for late October, it hit 80 in Asheville.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shots! I'll have to put DuPont on my list of road-trip things to do!

Team MiRketti said...

If all of the parks are that amazing, it would be hard for me to ever stay home.

Rakewell said...

TM, they absolutely are all that amazing.