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Created/Edited: Dec 16, 2008 / Dec 16, 2008

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Staircases

Here in the East and Southeast, the various Park systems and National Forest systems often construct stairs and staircases to take visitors to and from various points of interest. These points range from overlooks, summits, trees, and canyons. Principally, though, the focal point of these feats of engineering are waterfalls.

Since most of these waterfalls are located in very steep and rugged terrain, those in charge have often felt the need to build stairs to enable human beings to gain access to them. Some of these stairs are made up of simple stones that have been rearranged for easier hiking. But, quite often, extreme engineering has come into play. When I encounter some of these staircases, I am left to admire the ingenuity of the folk who planned them, and of the men and women whose sweat and hard work installed them.

Here, then, are just some of the simple and simply amazing staircases that I have encountered on my many hikes up and down the eastern seaboard.

External Links

Falls of Hills Creek.

Tallulah Gorge.

Beartown State Park.

Images


Falls of Hill Creek

Falls of Hill Creek

Stairs on the Crowder\'s...

Stairs on the Crowder's...

The stairs that lead down...

The stairs that lead down...

Governor\'s Rock, SC

Governor's Rock, SC

AT stairs

AT stairs

Holly River

Holly River

Stairs at Backbone Rock

Stairs at Backbone Rock

Parts of the trail have...

Parts of the trail have...

Beartown

Beartown

Last Stairs at Hill Creek

Last Stairs at Hill Creek

Apple Orchard Falls

Apple Orchard Falls

New River Gorge

New River Gorge

Tallullah Gorge Staircase

Tallullah Gorge Staircase

Blackwater Falls

Blackwater Falls

Stone stairs placed in the...

Stone stairs placed in the...




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yatsekInteresting

yatsek

Voted 10/10

Welcome in Jolly Old Europe - you'll see lots more. And the mts north of the Alps and Carpathians should look familiar:)
Posted Dec 18, 2008 12:43 am

tarolDuplicate album?

tarol

Hasn't voted

http://www.summitpost.org/album/229209/Staircases.html
Posted Dec 18, 2008 11:37 am

BobSmithRe: Duplicate album?

BobSmith

Hasn't voted

Oops.

Yep. Must have been stuck in the old noggin.

Wonder if I can make mine a child of the original?
Posted Dec 18, 2008 5:00 pm

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