Still waiting for the weather to clear so I can head up to Stone Mountain State Park, which is at the foot of the closest thing North Carolina has to a front range of the Great Smokies. Stone Mountain is a giant granite dome well liked by rock climbers. There’s a path to the top for hikers and a strenuous 4-mile loop that includes a few waterfalls.

It rained like mad yesterday so I’m going to give the park a couple days to dry out and head up on Tuesday. Here’s a Flickr slide show to get you in the mood: