Monday, June 9, 2008

Gaining Perspective

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
--C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) British writer and scholar

Thought I'd share a few more photos from my recent visit to Grandfather Mountain. Visiting there always has a way of putting things into perspective for me. The shot above shows the Mile High Swinging Bridge. The 228 foot bridge spans an 80 foot deep chasm -- and gives visitors a thrilling 360 degree view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The bridge you see above was constructed in 1999, replacing the original 1952 structure. Right now at Grandfather, the biggest change you'll notice is the construction of a new visitors' center at the top of the mountain. Click here to see photos illustrating the construction's progress. If you visit, check out the Bridge Trail which travels under the suspension bridge (right), past some massive rock formations (bottom photo) to the Hiker's Parking Area.

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