North Carolina-South Mountains-June 26


 

North Carolina People, Places, and Things-June 26

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special. Everyday this year I am doing a post on what I have learned new.

I have heard a number of references about mountains in North Carolina. The Smoky Mountains, Appalachian Mountains, and Blue Ridge Mountains. I came across a post yesterday written about the South Mountains in North Carolina. The post is written by a mom with four children who calls her blog “The Redeeming Thread”. She has some good post on her site if you want to check it out.

https://redeemingthread.com/

South Mountain is also a name for a State park located in Connolly Springs, NC.

In one of the state’s most rugged areas, South Mountains State Park features elevations to 3,000 feet, an 80-foot waterfall, mountain streams and more than 40 miles of trails for hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers. A true backcountry experience is offered at 20 backpacking campsites at six locations.

You can read more at the blog post on the South Mountains. I did and learned the South Mountains, carved out of the Blue Ridge by erosion, are a broad belt of peaks and knobs rising abruptly from a deep valley. These steep, rugged mountains encompass 100,000 acres in Burke, Cleveland and Rutherford counties.

Read the post below

South Mountains

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