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The two RV Gypsies went to
Hanging Rock State Park
in North Carolina
and hiked to two waterfalls
August 5, 2014

location of Hanging Rock State Park

Hanging Rock State Park is a 7,014-acre state park located in Stokes and Surry Counties, North Carolina. The park is 30 miles north of Winston-Salem and is located approximately 2 miles from Danbury, NC.  Hanging Rock State Park is in the Sauratown Mountain Range, one of the most easterly mountain ranges in the state. It is often called "the mountains away from the mountains," because the Sauratown range is made up of monadnocks that are separated from the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains.

entrance to Hanging Rock State Park
sign for picnic area, trail and falls

It was a one-half mile easy hike to Hidden Falls in Hanging Rock State Park. The waterway is Indian Creek which continues down to Window Falls.

sign about Hanging Rock State Park
Hidden Falls

Then it was on to see Window Falls. This was a moderately easy hike, but did have a lot of stairs.

Lee Duquette on the stairs
stairs

Below: The Window at Window Falls. The falls is situated adjacent to a rock formation that has a small aperture that visitors can peer through, giving the falls its name.

The Window at Window Falls
The Window at Window Falls

The two RV Gypsies got their first look at Window Falls & saw people under the falls.

Window Falls

Karen decided to walk under Window Falls.

Window Falls
Karen Duquette decides to get closer to Window Falls
Karen climbs up and up over the boulder
Karen Duquette approaching Window Falls

The water was cold, but it felt refreshing.

The water is cold
Karen Duquette enjoys Window Falls
Karen Duquette enjoys Window Falls
Karen Duquette enjoys Window Falls
Karen Duquette enjoys Window Falls
Karen Duquette enjoys Window Falls
Karen Duquette enjoys Window Falls

It was a warm day, and Karen decided that she did not care how wet she gets. The cold water felt refreshing. Lee did not want any part of the cold water.

Karen Duquette enjoys Window Falls
Karen Duquette enjoys Window Falls
Karen Duquette enjoys Window Falls
Karen Duquette enjoys Window Falls

Then it was time for Karen to re-join Lee for the hike back to their truck, so she slid down the boulder, because it was the easiest way to get down.

Karen Duquette slides down the boulder
Karen Duquette slides down the boulder
Karen steps into the water
Karen steps into the water

It was a bit slippery, but not really difficult to cross to and from the falls.

Karen finds the surface to be slippery
Karen finds the surface to be slippery

Karen just could not resist playing in the water a bit longer.

Karen plays in the water
Karen plays in the water
Karen plays in the water
a very happy, but wet Karen

Back on the trail and up the stairs.

the dreaded stairs
Lee Duquette
the trail
Menu for the two RV Gypsies in North Carolina
August 3-5, 2014
You may visit these 6 sections in any order you choose.

flowers and more at a rest stop

Oddities in Winston-Salem

the city of Welcome, N.C.

Hanging Rock State Park & 2 waterfalls

Pilot Mountain

Forest Lake Preserve (campground) in Advance, N.C.

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