19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Linville Gorge Chimneys

There are few places as spectacular east of the Mississippi River as Linville Gorge. This photo is from the Chimneys Trail and reveals why Linville Gorge is still officially deemed a 'wilderness area' in Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Linville Falls, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
Copyright: © Derek Halsey