Category Archives: sights


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 11 [Hendersonville/NC – Goshen/OH]

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After our stay in Hendersonville/GA, where we found many an attraction and sight worth visiting, we wanted to be on our way again, the final destination for the day being Goshen/OH, a small township just outside of Cincinnati, where we … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 10 [Jump-Off Rock – and Another Indian Love Story]

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Only just now I’ve found out that, with “copy and paste”, I got the day-count wrong: this was not, as I had previously written, day 9 but already day 10 of our trip! For this, our last day in Hendersonville/NC, … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 9 [Looking Glass Falls]

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After snooping around the Pisgah National Forest Visitors Center and Ranger Station, where I buy a t-shirt … RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Tag 9 [Looking Glass Wasserfall] Nachdem wir im Pisgah National Forest Besucherzentrum, wo ich ein T-Shirt erstanden habe … … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 8 [Travelling the Cherohala Skyway]

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For this day Mary hand chosen a gorgeous scenic route, the Cherohala Skyway, connecting the townships of Robbinsville in North Carolina and of Tellicoe Plains in Tennessee, 43 miles altogether, through the fantastic scenic landscape of the southern Great Smoky … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 6 [Helen: Visiting the Tallulah Falls]

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The day before, as I said in my article about our trip to Brasstown Bald, Popcorn Overlook, and the Old Sautee Store, we had given up on hiking around in the Tallulah Falls State Park because it was pouring with … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 5 [Helen – The Nacoochee Mound and an Indian Romeo-and-Juliet Story]

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Not far out of Helen, at GA 75, formerly the Unicoi Turnpike, which in itself follows the route of an ancient Indian trading-path, we find an old Indian burial mound, the Nacoochee Indian Mound: RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Tag 5 [Helen … Continue reading

Hot, Hotter, Enchanted Rock – Update

I just found out in our local paper that this record temperature was not all it got to lately, but that it was even hotter a few days later, on July 23, when it was a blazing hot furnace of 155 – right: onehundred and fifty-five! – degrees Fahrenheit on top of the rock!

Heiß, heißer, Enchanted Rock – Update

Gerade habe ich in unserer Lokalzeitung gesehen, dass dieser Rekordwert noch längst nicht Alles war, sondern dass es ein paar Tage später, am 23. Juli, dort wahre Hochofentemperaturen hatte, von sage und schreibe 68 – richtig gelesen: achtundsechzig! – Grad Celsius oben auf dem Felsen!


Hot, Hotter, Enchanted Rock

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On Thursday, July 19, it was an incredible 133 degrees Fahrenheit on the summit of Enchanted Rock, just about 17 miles from here. Heiß, heißer, Enchanted Rock Am Donnerstag, dem 19. Juli, waren es unglaubliche 56 Grad Celsius auf dem … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 5 [Popcorn Overlook]

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What I completely forgot in my last post was that, on our way from Brasstown Bold to Sautee Nacoochee, we stopped at Popcorn Overlook [quite a strange name for a vantage point, isn’t it?] … RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Tag 5 … Continue reading


RailTrailsRoadTrip 2018 – Day 5 [Brasstown Bald and Other Sights]

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When we were back in our room after breakfast, Mary started planning our tour for the day. We wanted to drive to Brasstown Bald, the highest mountain in Georgia first, and after that tour the countryside some more. The following … Continue reading