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|Pampa scrambles up the rocks on one of the viewpoints on North Mountain.|
|Rhododendron in full bloom.|
|Wildflowers dot the mountain.|
This is not far from Lexington and it's easy to reach (Directions: Take Exit 43 off I-64 West at Lexington; go to the bottom of the off-ramp, cross the road and enter the dirt road. That's the road to the top. It's rutted, bumpy and difficult, so don't take a car that sits too low or you'll lose the undercarriage).
My hiking buddy Janeson Keeley and I didn't hike many miles (probably a total walking time of an hour and a half or so), but the payoffs were generous with the rhododendron in full bloom. Both sides of North Mountain seem to have huge fields of the lovely mountain flower.
|Another mountain, another overlook, another view.|
|Here I'm shooting a video for a magazine.|
|A small vista along a short trail.|
|Janeson looks over the ledge.|
|Rhododendron along the pathway.|
|And one final look.|
(Photo of me by Janeson Keeley.)