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The two RV Gypsies
enjoyed fall colors at
Grandfather Mountain
near Linville, NC
October 28, 2019

USA map showing location of North CarolinaNorth Carolina map showing location of Linville

Grandfather Mountain is a mountain, a non-profit attraction, and a North Carolina state park near Linville, North Carolina. At 5,946 feet, it is the highest peak on the eastern escarpment of the Blue Ridge Mountains, one of the major chains of the Appalachian Mountains. The Blue Ridge Parkway passes by the south side of the mountain and also passes over the nearby Grandmother Gap. It is located at the meeting point of Avery, Caldwell (highest point), and Watauga (highest point) counties.

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Page 2 of 3 of the fall color day trip in North Carolina

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Note: Before continuing down this page, it is a good idea to learn some history and facts about Grandfather Mountain, The Mile High Swinging Bridge, the hiking difficulty and more that is not repeated on this page. Also, photos are completely different than the photos posted below. So, please check out the first trip that the two RV Gypsies made to Grandfather Mountain in 2010. A link at the bottom of that page will take you back here so you can see the changes at Grandfather Mountain and the rest of the two RV Gypsies' 2019 travels.

fall colors on the way to Grandfather Mountain Grandfather Mountain sign
Grandfather Mountain entrance sign
bear statue and Grandfather Mountain growth chart Grandfather Mountain growth chart
fall colors fall colors
cliffs at Grandfather Mountain cliffs at Grandfather Mountain
warning sign on Grandfather Mountain The Mile High Swinging Bridge
Karen Duquette at The Mile High Swinging Bridge The two RV Gypsies at The Mile High Swinging Bridge
Karen Duquette at The Mile High Swinging Bridge the two RV Gypsies on The  Swinging Bridge
 

Looking straight down from the bridge

The Mile High Swinging Bridge height marker Looking straight down from the bridge
tree

Due to the fact that Karen was having a lot of temporary trouble walking, the two RV Gypsies did not climb any higher up on Grandfather Mountain on this date. That is another reason besides the history and facts quoted in 2010, that they recommend that visitors to this page check out their trip to Grandfather Mountain in 2010 via the link at the top of this page, when they did climb higher on the mountain.

view from The Mile High Swinging Bridge view from The Mile High Swinging Bridge
view from The Mile High Swinging Bridge climbers across from Grandfather Mountain's bridge
view from The Mile High Swinging Bridge view from The Mile High Swinging Bridge
water in the rocks water in the rocks

Below: Photos taken as the two RV Gypsies drove back down Grandfather Mountain.

parking lot and a pretty tree Karen Duquette liked this tree
parking lot and scenery curvy road down Grandfather Mountain
curvy roads down Grandfather Mountain curvy roads down Grandfather Mountain

Below: The picnic area where the two RV Gypsies enjoyed lunch in 2010.

fall colors fall bushes
picnic area on Grandfather Mountain picnic area on Grandfather Mountain
view from picnic area view from picnic area
view from picnic area view from picnic area

Below: Views from the picnic area.

view from picnic area view from picnic area

look below

go to the next adventure of the two RV Gypsiespage 3 of 3 - Sphinx Rock and The Split Rock at Grandfather Mountain, plus fall colors on a bad road, plus Judge's Riverside Restaurant on the Catawba River