Scenic USA - North Carolina
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|Photo by Ben Prepelka
Where the southwestern border of North Carolina meets South Carolina, the Blue Ridge Mountains quickly descend into the Piedmont region. From the Foothills Parkway and Lake Jocassee you may look northward at the Blue Ridge escarpment, an area called the Blue Wall by Cherokee Indians. Mostly undeveloped and extremely rugged, the Blue Wall drops over 2000 feet in less than a half mile. Here where north meets south, visitors may enjoy one of the largest concentrations of waterfalls, a series of spectacular gorges and a land that contains more rare plants and tree species than in all of Europe.
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