The Hickory Nut Gorge - Its History & Lore featured in Local Novels
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tThis is a tragic example of a mountain side defaced by a steep slope road. The photo on the left was taken from the Skyline Trail in Chimney Rock State Park, showing a road carved on Bald Mountain/Rainbow Falls in 2007. During a flash flood that year, the homes below had to be evacuated.
Since then, the Town of Chimney Rock Planning Board has passed a steep slope ordinance that calls for a maximum building grade of 18 percent. It also provides for larger lots on the slopes...ten to fifteen acres per lot.
What people are saying about the conservation message in Senehi's book:
"In the Shadows of Chimney Rock will thrill and disturb you by turns, and also inspire hope for the years ahead for the highlands we love." --Robert Morgan, Author of Brave Enemies and Boone, A Biography
"The Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is very appreciative of Rose's support and envolvement. We are delighted that she has chosen to employ her wonderful storytelling gifts to dramatize the urgent conservation challenges we face in our mountain region. We hope that through her compelling fiction, she helps to further raise awareness of the need to protect special places like the Hickory Nut Gorge." --Kieran Roe, Executive Director, Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy, Hendersonville, NC
Round Top Mountain facing Chimney Rock
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