Spent some time exploring my surroundings and found some beautiful places to visit that are within an hours drive from Chimney Rock. My first adventure was getting a little taste of the Pisgah National Forest. I didn't have a lot of time so I was only able to see the Looking Glass Falls and complete a small hike. My hike was along the Cat Gap trail which was challenging due to the constant uphill terrain but peaceful with all the sounds of nature surrounding me as I went. The only regret was the lack of bug spray which I hope I never forget to bring again. The second location I visited was the Dupont State Forest which is in between Hendersonville and Brevard. This is truly the Land of Waterfalls. I was able to see half of the area and I look forward to my next trip back to finish the rest. What I did see was the Triple, Hooker, and High Falls. The hikes to each location is very manageable and the reward is worth every step. I hope to have pictures of these great places on the FCM website soon. I highly recommend a trip to Dupont State Forest and I'm planning to return next week to see the falls I missed. Happy travelling.