Fire Progress around Lake Lure

After two weeks of burning, the fire on Rumbling Bald Mountain over Lake Lure appears to have moved north and west. Visiting the area at sunset yesterday found smoke in the air, but no visible smoke rising from the mountain.shumont-1Rumbling Bald and Mount Shumont behind the Apple Valley Golf Club at the north end of Lake Lure. A week ago, these slopes were not visible from this vantage point.

KODAK Digital Still CameraMaples around the golf course.

lake-4Rumbling Bald and Mt. Shumont as seen from the eastern shore of the lake.lake-3Fire had moved to the slopes of Round Mountain to the far right.

lake-5From the far south end of the lake, smoke is visible on the far north horizon.

KODAK Digital Still CameraColors around the lake peak in the middle of November…

larkinsLarkin’s Restaurant and Bayside Bar and Grill are open for business. This is the only restaurant located directly on Lake Lure.



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