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15 viewsJohn Forbes seen high above me as we hike towards the early morning sun on a very steep route to reach the high ridge above.
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13 viewsTyler, Larry and John reaching the ridge line ahead of me
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12 viewsThe descent takes us into the Wilderness area
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13 viewsJohn goes ahead of me to complete the last leg of the climb
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13 viewsGoing down
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12 viewsTyler, Larry, and John taking a break on top before we begin our steep descent down the other side to find the cliffs
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13 viewsSteep descent
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12 viewsAfter a long arduous climb through some nice Fall color, I can see the high ridge top above me
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12 viewsGetting a view off one of the precipices
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15 viewsFound what we hope is the right narrow finger ridge following the guidance of the Roan Mountain Jedi, Larry Jarret we soon end up on cliff edges
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12 viewsA view of the upper Laurel Creek gorge as we make our way through the woods continuing to descend steeply towards the cliffs
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13 viewsDown down down,,
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12 viewsLooking back up you can see it was not all smooth going but it was a beautiful area with no recent signs of humans
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12 viewsOne has to be very careful here as it would be very easy to walk off a sheer vertical drop as it lined our right side all the way down once we found the right finger ridge
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13 viewsFirst view of the Rhino Cliffs
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11 viewsFirst views of the Rhino Cliffs
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15 viewsLarry sitting on the highest point of the Rhino Cliffs
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11 viewsView from Rhino Cliffs. In this image you are looking down upon where the top of Laurel Falls are located in the gorge below. This is behind the falls as they are on the right side of that green knob in the center as they are falling away from us in this angle
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16 viewsJohn and Larry sitting on the highest point of the Rhino Cliffs
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11 viewsClimbing up the backside of the cliffs to reach the top
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13 viewsJohn and Larry sitting on the highest point of the Rhino Cliffs
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13 viewsCliff view of the Laurel Creek gorge which is just above the lower falls
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12 viewsSurfing the ridges on Black Mountain TN.
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11 viewsA happy gnome (John Forbes) gnome poses the top of the cliffs !
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