14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The hand of a squall drifting over the Linville Gorge
I was almost at the halfway point of a 10 mile loop hike through the Linville Gorge, spending most of the first day following the river until taking Pitch-In trail up to the middle of the ridge. Stopping to take off my pack and rest after a hot and sweaty climb, I suddenly noticed rain clouds to the south were drifting with a cold wind directly toward the exposed rock where I was laying. Shortoff Mountain is in the background.
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||Aug. 5, 2016, 6:34 a.m.