We arrived at Dupont and were soon on a well-traveled path headed toward High Falls. It did not disappoint. Wow! We spied the water through foliage, but when we got to the actual viewing area, they were gorgeous. Transylvania County is known for the abundance of falls and you just can't underestimate the beauty.
We continued on around the loop and in no time, we were at Triple Falls, another gorgeous falls.
We accomplished our hike without a drop of rain, got back to the house, and in no time, were eating a delicious casserole prepared by Linda and enjoying a salad brought by Patti. And Kathy brought out her famous chocolate layer cake!
At an intersection about a mile up, we turned right to cut off Cat Gap Loop and began the steady climb, gaining altitude and looking for the turn toward the granite rock. (Johns Rock is 3,200+ in height.) Finally, we found the path and emerged from the foliage to inch our way out on to the rocky face where enjoyed lunch. A few stayed on the edge, enjoying the feel of dirt under their feet rather than the slippery grade of the rock! We sat facing a to-die-for view gazing at Looking-Glass Rock and the surrounding folds of hills and mountains.