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Hiking the John Rock Trail:

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Mushrooms along the trail


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Cedar Rock Creek Falls


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Setting up to shoot the previous image


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Handheld shot, with faster shutter speed


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Rock overhang


Camp
A large camp was set up along the trail
Apparently the inhabitants were all off on a hike somewhere...



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Lumpy tree base


Trailside
Along the trail


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View from John Rock


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Misty ridges


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Waiting for the skies to clear
It was overcast and drizzlyy when we arrived at the top of John Rock.
The clouds were moving rapidly, and I had hopes that it might clear off.



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After about 20 minutes, it cleared to this beautiful view.


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Looking Glass Rock


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Clubmoss, aka princess pine, or ground pine


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John Rock, viewed from the fish hatchery parking area


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Statue of CCC worker



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