Lake Lure From the East
With winter winding down, it was the perfect time to capture Lake Lure before the spring foliage buds out. With an 80 degree day, the college rowing teams were practicing in the perfect conditions found here in March. Leaving the lake behind and driving to the top of 2,600 foot Young’s Mountain, I was treated to the perfect view of all the peaks along the Hickory Nut escarpment. In the distance I could see the blue profile of Mt. Mitchell and the rest of the Black Mountain range. 2,900 foot Mt. Shumont was the tallest in this area, and the drop to the lake below was over 1,700 feet. I just can’t get enough of these spectacular mountains. Click on the thumbnails to see a slide show of the amazing views.
Click the link below to see a seven minute video of the Lake Lure gorge and the view from Young’s Mountain. Also, you’ll be able to take a ride down the mountain.