view from World's Edge

The 1,500+ acre World's Edge tract will be an important part of the new Chimney Rock State Park. One side of the property contains a mile long stretch of steep slopes with views into the Piedmont and into South Carolina. The view in the picture above is one such view. The land contains 20,000 feet of streams with waterfalls on Pool and Wolf Creeks and is an ecological treasure trove. Public access to the property is not allowed at this time, but hopefully will be in the future. The land has a series of old roads and foot paths already in place, but I have no idea which ones will be utilized for the public to access this area. I was invited by a member of the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy to tour parts of the area during scheduled monitoring trips. We began in the higher elevations and followed old roads down and around the mountain and along Pool and Wolf Creeks. Here's a small sampling of what I have seen

a view from inside the property with Cane Creek Mountain on the right and Rumbling Bald Mountain in the middle left

 

waterfall on Pool Creek - Chimney Rock State Park

lower waterfall on Pool Creek - this creek and waterfall would be more impressive with more water - maybe we'll be out of the drought by the time this opens to the public

 

looking towards the top of the lower waterfall on Pool Creek - that person isn't as close to the edge as he appears to be

 

waterfall on Pool Creek - Chimney Rock State Park

looking up at the upper waterfall on Pool Creek - water flow follows the left side of the bedrock and is just a thin layer of water

below are shots along Wolf Creek

waterfall on Wolf Creek

waterfall on Wolf Creek - Chimney Rock State Park

waterfall on Wolf Creek - Chimney Rock State Park

waterfall on Wolf Creek - Chimney Rock State Park

and finally is a video of some of the falling water along Wolf Creek

 

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