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    Hanging Rock State Park

    I had a nice car-camping overnight up at Hanging Rock State Park NC last night with DD1 and DD2. Besides swimming at the lake, I got to hike down with some friends to see some of the many beautiful waterfalls at the park. I posted some pics here.


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    was the water cold?
    that's a nice park, but i hope you tested out one of the little fans that are being talked about. hot, hot, hot.
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    I didn't get a chance to get a fan yet. The night was very nice. Got to mid-60's. I was extreeeemely comfortable.

    The waterfall water was very cold and felt great in the 90+ heat. The lake, not so much... but still felt good (there were some cold spots now and then).


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    Nice pics. Looks like a beautiful place.
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    very nice pics, glad you had and your family had a good time.
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    Nice pics Patrick. Im ashamed to say that I live up the road from there and have never been. Its on the list. BD
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    Thanks.

    These days I'm trying to find and visit places close to home. I'm having fun exploring and I've found some pretty amazing scenery and places very close by.


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    Nice pics Patrick. Im ashamed to say that I live up the road from there and have never been. Its on the list. BD
    I'm ashamed to say I own some property that you can actually see Hanging Rock in the distance and have never went there. Maybe next time I'm back in NC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HANGnOUT View Post
    I'm ashamed to say I own some property that you can actually see Hanging Rock in the distance and have never went there. Maybe next time I'm back in NC.
    it's a nice state park, w/ quite a few trails & stuff.
    i'm glad to see that nc patrick & the others were able to hang their hammocks w/ no problems.
    as far as i know, they still have a "backpacking" area, but you walk in on what seems to be an old logging road to sites A-F, & hike back out the same way.
    nothing exciting, but maybe a decent place to try out some cold weather gear & not be to far from the car.
    it's been a long time since i walked down that trail, but i learned some valuable lessons about using a plastic tube tent in an ice storm in my early backpacking days
    don`t leave the CREATOR out of the creation!

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