Logo North Slopes of Eagle Mtn
Southern Nantahala Wilderness - Nov. 2017
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Copyright (2017)


I spent an afternoon tracking/recording some of the old logging roads in our end of the Wilderness Area.   I'd started
this project a year ago, for personal use while exploring the area.   I'll probably never finish because there is a virtual
maze of these trails, covering over 1500 ft of elevation, and several thousand acres area in this small section alone.

Nothing outstanding as far as these photos; just images that caught my eye as I roamed along...


Woods_scene

Peak foliage was just a week ago, but already most of the leaves have fallen...


Woods_scene



Tree_bark

I like the variety of barks on the large trees.


Tree_bark



Woods_road
Still a little color at this lower elevation area.
One of the old logging roads is visible on the left.



Lichens
A variety of lichens on a huge boulder


Birch_in_rock

Birches will take root and grow in the tiniest of cracks in a rock.
That is one reason they are common in high elevation boulder fields.


Birch_in_rock



Hollow_tree
A huge hollowed-out tree, almost 4 ft diameter at the base.
I didn't look to see if there was a bear up there...



Boulders
Approaching the boulder fields...


Tree-boulders
More mossy boulders, as I gain elevation.
The center one looks like a whale to me...



Cliffs_and_boulders
A series of boulder fields and cliffs stretch along the upper elevations of the north slope of Eagle Mtn.
Unfortunately this image doesn't reflect the steepness or vastness of this area.



Rock_for
Huge rock formation


Tree_fungi
Tree fungi


Upper_cliffs_boulders
Another example of cliff and boulder field zones.
Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel are found in this area.



Mossy_Boulderfield
One of my favorite boulder fields, below Egypt Gap.


Cliff_view
Sun sinking below the cliffs in late afternoon.



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