With that accomplished, I decided I wanted to take one last look at the mountains before heading to the Low Country. We choose to go see "Jump Off Rock". It is located in Laurel Park and includes hiking trails and a beautiful view of the mountains.
It also has a story behind it's name. And, that is one of a young Cherokee maiden and her Cherokee chieftain who often met at this ledge. When tribal wars called him away, they promised to meet at the rock upon his return. Every evening, the maiden climbed to the rock to watch for him. She often sent out plaintive notes of an Indian Love Call, but no answer came back. Warriors returning from war brought her news that he had been killed in battle. And, in the twilight, she climbed to the edge of the cliff...and jumped. The haunting notes of her love call hushed forever. Indian lore has it that on some moonlit nights, the ghost of the heart broken maiden can be seen on "Jump Off Rock".
This has been a great week here in North Carolina. I would recommend Lakewood RV Park to anyone wanting to stay in this area. We have seen the foliage at its best and the Biltmore was a real treat. Now we are getting ready for our travel day tomorrow which is about a 250 mile trip to Charleston, South Carolina. See you there.