Driving up a winding road to the picnic area of Table Rock was slightly terrifying.
I am afraid of heights, after all.
But I would peek over from the passenger seat and realize that we were driving above it all. Into the clouds we go.
There are a few different hikes to choose from once you get up there (and finish your picnic). We were a bit crunched for time so we opted for the short but strenuous climb to the top of Table Rock.
We huffed and puffed through the midday April sun. You pass a few overlook spots that seem like the best view ever, until it gets beat by the next overlook.
At the top, the view of Linville Gorge was waiting for us. The Spring greens were starting to pop. The bees buzzed around us while we took photos and stayed away from the edge.
The sun rays shine through puffy clouds.
The clouds hover over mountain tops creating deep shadows.
The mountains stretch around you entirely.
Hike No. 3 down. Ready for No. 4?