Here are some snapshots from our trip to Chimney Rock, North Carolina. I took this shot from the parking lot below it.
There is an elevator at Chimney Rock, but it was out of service during our trip, so we got to climb the 498 stairs to the main viewing platform. There are several different viewing platforms as you climb up, and they offer different views of the surrounding mountain.
We all spent some time resting at the main viewing platform, which gives a panoramic view of the area. Sarah perched on this rock to enjoy some sunshine while we took in the views.
This is Lake Lure seen from the parking lot below Chimney Rock. The area has been used to film several movies over time, including Dirty Dancing and Last of the Mohicans.