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The two RV Gypsies at Linville Falls on the Blue Ridge Parkway Linville, North Carolina - May 7, 2010
map of NC showing location of Linville Falls
Erwins View Trail, a moderate hike of 1.6 miles round trip, offers hikers several overlooks, each revealing a different aspect of the Linville Falls area.
The two RV Gypsies began their hike to Linville Falls - May 7, 2010
Karen Duquette ready to go down the stairs
Lee Duquette
Karen Duquette
Walking the trail and peeking through the woods at the first views of the Linville Falls
view of the falls through the woods
view of the falls through the woods
The Linville River spilled gently over the upper falls where it widened and paused.
The two RV Gypsies enjoyed the view of the Linville Falls
Lee Duquette
Karen Duquette
Karen Duquette
Lee Duquette
The two RV Gypsies at Linville Falls
The two RV Gypsies at Linville Falls
the upper falls
the upper falls
the upper falls
The upper falls pool quietly before drifting into a narrow canyon, then the water suddenly spirals out of sight and plunges 45 feet over the lower falls.
the upper falls
another view of the falls
Water spirals downward as it prepares to drop 45 feet below to the lower falls area.
Lee Duquette
The Water spirals downward
fast moving water
fast moving water
fast moving water
fast moving water
As the water twists and turns, it disappears around the corner and through the cliffs, down to the lower falls.
the cliffs
Then the two RV Gypsies hiked to another viewing area called Chimney View Overlook, the first point on the trail where the lower falls can be seen. It offers an excellent chance to photograph both the upper and lower falls. The overlook is named for the chimney-like outcroppings located to the right of the waterfall. The trail is strenuous in this area with considerable elevation gain.
Lee Duquette on the trail
view of the upper and lower falls
From here you can barely see the upper falls and where it "pools", then you see the lower falls as it reappears through the cliffs.
upper & lower falls
upper & lower falls
upper & lower falls
upper & lower falls
Lee Duquette sat on the wall and enjoyed the view
Lee Duquette
Lee Duquette
Lee spotted hawks flying in the sky above him
 a hawk
two hawks
While Lee sat on the wall, he looked down behind him and saw the river flowing through the woods.
the river flowing through the woods.
the river flowing through the woods.
From the Chimney View Overlook, Karen looked up and photographed the area where they will hike to next - Erwins View Overlook.
a view of the next overlook
Then the two RV Gypsies hiked to another viewing area called "Erwins View Overlook." The Erwins View Trail ends at Erwins View Overlook.
the trail
flowers on the trail
From this vantage point, the two RV Gypsies enjoyed a panoramic view of the Linville Gorge and a distant view of the upper and lower falls.
a panoramic view of the Linville Gorge
a distant view of the upper and lower falls.
The two RV Gypsies spent a bit of time just relaxing and enjoying the weather and the view before they hiked back to their truck.
Lee Duquette
The two RV Gypsies
Karen Duquette
The two RV Gypsies
A great sign at the visitor's center
driving back to the campground, the area was full of Christmas tree farms
an anti-litter sign
a Christmas tree farm
look below
The two RV Gypsies in North Carolina
- May 4-6 2010 -
You may visit any of these 6 web pages in any order you wish.
Boone, North Carolina
Hawksnest Zipline
The City of Blowing Rock
Blowing Rock Mountain
Grandfather Mountain
Linville Falls
look below
go to the next adventure of the two RV GypsiesAfter you have viewed all 6 sites above, please continue on for more of the two RV Gypsies' adventures in North Carolina - a Segway tour, and lots of waterfalls.