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Graveyard Fields

Graveyard Fields

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North_America>United_States>North_Carolina>Haywood>Near Brevard>Graveyard Fields
   
   
       
       
Continent.::.
North_America
Type.::.
Waterfall
Country.::.
United_States
Hits.::.
2320
State.::.
North_Carolina
Fees.::.
None
County.::.
Haywood
Hours.::.
Public Place
City.::.
Near Brevard  
Elevation.::.
5131 ft  
Latitude.::.
351938N  
Longitude.::.
0825100W    

Unusual vegetation on Graveyard Fields
View of the lower falls from the Blue Ridge Parkway
Unusual vegetation on Graveyard Fields
View of the lower falls from the Blue Ridge Parkway

Graveyard Fields has an upper and lower falls, and a creek which flows from between the two falls. This definately a mysterious place. The name means more than just the way the forest looked in the past. I went on a hike with some friends. Upon entering the field my intuition was telling me not to go any farther, and to turn around and leave. It was an erie feeling. But, my friends presuaded me to continue on. We hiked up to what we thought was a meteor craetor or a pit of ashes. It turned out to be a rock covered with trickling water. The reflection of the water on the rock gave the bare spot a craeter look. The graveyard name still works for this place, there is a mysterious feeling, and the vegetation looks like ancient hirogliphs . Like trees frozen in time. The strange thing about this place is on the surface the forest looks dead and bare, but the soil here is very rich, black, and moist, and supports small bushes, trees, and weeds.




Wind thrown tree trunks covered with moss and spruce needles looked like a graveyard until destroyed by fire in 1925.



Graveyard Fields and Balsam Ridge.
View of the Balsam Ridge.
Elevation 5120
Graveyard Fields and Balsam Ridge.
View of the Balsam Ridge.
Elevation 5120
   
   

Blue Ridge Parkway Mile Marker 418

Wheelchair Access at the overlook.

National Forests in North Carolina :: P.O. Box 2750 :: 160A Zillicoa Street :: Asheville, NC 28802 :: 828.257.4200


View from the bottom of the lower falls.
View from the bottom of the lower falls.



Graveyard Fields in #13 on this map of the Shining Rock Wilderness Area.

 



 




Graveyard Fields has an upper and lower falls, and a creek which flows from between the two falls. This definately a mysterious place. The name means more than just the way the forest looked in the past. I went on a hike with some friends. Upon entering the field my intuition was telling me not to go any farther, and to turn around and leave. It was an erie feeling. But, my friends presuaded me to continue on. We hiked up to what we thought was a meteor craetor or a pit of ashes. It turned out to be a rock covered with trickling water. The reflection of the water on the rock gave the bare spot a craeter look. The graveyard name still works for this place, there is a mysterious feeling, and the vegetation looks like ancient hirogliphs . Like trees frozen in time. The strange thing about this place is on the surface the forest looks dead and bare, but the soil here is very rich, black, and moist, and supports small bushes, trees, and weeds.
 

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