Chimney Rock: Chimney Rock Park, April 2007 Rachelle and I took a day trip to Chimney Rock Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We wanted to take a short trip to get used to traveling with Emily. She did just fine; sleeping in the car most of the way to the park and in her pack on my chest while her mother and I hiked along the trails. Having her on my chest made hiking up and down the trails interesting, since I couldn’t see my feet! That will take a bit of getting used to. The weather wasn’t very cooperative. It was cold and blustery, and cloudy, but the views were incredible, nonetheless. This is a view of Chimney Rock with Lake Lure in the background taken from the Opera Box. (via Robby Edwards’ Photos)