Jul 3, 2014

A visit to Stone Door

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Stone Door is this big chunk of rock that kinda got separated from the rest of the rock and now is this sort of crack in the rock that you can climb down through. Why don’t I just show you the pictures? It’ll be easier than me trying to explain it.

 

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I think it’s located in Grundy county TN. It’s up on the Cumberland Plateau and you have to drive up and up and up to get there.

 

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The trail starts out paved

 

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and is almost wide enough to drive on.

 

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A third of the way in it changes to dirt/sand, still a well maintained trail.

 

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Then you’re walking along and can tell you’re almost to the view

 

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and there’s a crack in the rock and it’s separated right about where I’m standing! Except there’s this piece of rock I’m on that’s bridging across.

 

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I went out on the edge to try to see but I didn’t want to get too close because it was waaaay down there.

 

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From the bottom looking up.

 

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part way back up.

 

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looking straight up.

 

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almost back up.

 

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Then, it just so happened that the bathrooms weren’t working at the main parking lot. So we had to use

 

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the out houses in one of the camping areas. There weren’t that many spiders and it didn’t stink too badly.

The ranger said it’s super busy in the fall, the park, not the out house, so summer is a great time to visit.

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