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What's the coolest or most unique place in your area?

Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:41 AM

I love to travel but I hate doing the whole tourist thing with a passion. Some of the best places in and around a destination are usually the local hangs or hotspots that tourists know nothing about. I have a place like this near me as well, its called Abrams Falls. To get there you have to hike about two miles around this gorge passing two smaller waterfalls on your way. The main waterfall is breathtaking. Its so beautiful!! You can walk around behind the falls as well, letting the water fall down in front of you! There's been a few people killed trying to jump off down into the water hole at the bottom and a couple of people just fell acting stupid! Its an amazing place that anyone passing through VA should visit :tup:

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I took some pictures from my last hike there. Im not the best photographer in the world but hopefull you can see how easy this place is to love!! At night, its amazing!! The stars are so pretty and to fall asleep with the sound of a waterfall behind you is heaven ~.^


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Re: What's the coolest or most unique place in your area?

Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:48 AM

I don't know of any local hang out spots but I live pretty near Stone Mountain.

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and if you read that wiki article and read that Stone Mtn "extends underground to several surrounding counties" replace that to "extends to surrounding states"

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:49 AM

A crappier version of this:
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:54 AM

Stone Mountain is Beautiful!!! I just got into rock climbing and I bet thats a mountaineer's dream when it comes to rockface :) Beautiful!!

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haha!! They all need to be torched and Ronald hung by his dumb looking red boots out in the parking lot!!
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:56 AM

Seriously, there's practically nothing anywhere near Cannock.

Google Images of Cannock Chase:
http://images.google...G=Search+Images

Fuck's sake. "Is Bigfoot on the Cannock Chase" is on the first page.

Everything is on the Cannock Chase apparently. Bigfoot, UFOs, cavemen, ghosts, vampires, lions, tigers, panthers, the list goes on.

I hate this place.
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:59 AM

Beautiful pics, absynthe! I think this is your best post yet.
//not that there were too many good ones before this, but keep trying, you are improving
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:07 AM

ummm.... well, unless you consider corn fields cool, nothing. you have to drive a half hour just to get to the nearest walmart
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:13 AM

View Postgabehabe, on 1 Nov, 2008 - 08:49 AM, said:

A crappier version of this:
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Somehow, that picture seems familiar. Are you sure that's the McD around your place? -_-
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:15 AM

View PostOliveOyl3471, on 1 Nov, 2008 - 08:59 AM, said:

Beautiful pics, absynthe! I think this is your best post yet.
//not that there were too many good ones before this, but keep trying, you are improving

Thank you! I think :P

even though my others must suck..I seem to have had alot of feedback for the most part..
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:16 AM

I said a crappier version. I can't get a picture of the one in Cannock right now, I'll take one specially for you, Red. :)

Example of how retarded this place is:

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- STRANGE THINGS UNDER OUR FEET DEPARTMENT -

Does a Lost Tribe of "Cavemen" Live In The UK?

A tribe of subterranean creatures who surface on Cannock Chase to hunt for food could be behind a rash of 'werewolf' and Big Foot sightings near Stafford.

And the mysterious beings could also be responsible for a string of pet disappearances, it has been claimed.

West Midlands Ghost Club, our area's top paranormal investigation group, say they have been contacted by a number of shocked eye-witnesses who claim they have come to face to face with a 'hairy, wolf-type creature' at the beauty spot.

A scout leader and a local post man are amongst the 'credible' witnesses to contact the club. Theories behind the sightings range from a crazed tramp to aliens.

But now another paranormal expert has put foward the theory the sub-human beast is not a werewolf at all - but a Stone Age throwback.

The investigator, who wishes to remain anonymous, told us: "Strange sightings in this area have been made over many years by civilians, military, police, ex-police and scout leaders on patrol.

"Some incidents have been reported and logged but others not - some people don't want to be classed as 'mad'.

"The strangest rumour has come from a senior local resident who believes the mysterious intruders to be subterranean," he told us.

"The creatures have made their way to the surface via old earthworks to hunt, for example, local deer."

And, on the surface, the far-fetched tale could be easily dismissed. However, our expert added: "It's a fact that there has been significant mining activity under Cannock Chase for centuries. And it's a fact there is a high rate of domestic pet disappearance in the area - especially dogs off the lead...just ask anyone who walks their dog near the German War Cemetery..."

Nick Duffy, a lead member of West Midlands Ghost Club, told us he was intrugued by this new theory: "It's as likely as any of the others - so it could well be," he said.

Source: Phantoms and Monsters
http://naturalplane....atures-and.html

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:21 AM

I live in greater Minnesota, so I suppose Duluth/Lake Superior is the coolest place up here -

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You can see all of my Duluth pictures here.
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:26 AM

View Postgabehabe, on 1 Nov, 2008 - 09:16 AM, said:

I said a crappier version. I can't get a picture of the one in Cannock right now, I'll take one specially for you, Red. :)

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Gabe!! It's beautiful!! Gotta get into hiking and camping man!! Sleep under the stars!! This is one of the prettiest places I've seen!! And you're in England!! Any country that can produce beers like Boddington's and Newcastle has to have some good pubs around and about :P

Abrahams Valley in Cannock


This is amazing!! Lucky You Marko!!

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:26 AM

well, we have a llama farm and a turkey farm..... does that count?
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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:32 AM

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Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:33 AM

View PostNeoTifa, on 1 Nov, 2008 - 09:26 AM, said:

well, we have a llama farm and a turkey farm..... does that count?

Anything you think is unique :P Turkey farms are pretty original and any place with llamas has to be special!


Another favorite place of mine is:

The Devils Bathtub

Its also got some cool falls too and some great places to climb. The is the actual "Bathtub":

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and this is the water shoots you can ride down (like a natural waterslide!):

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and this is one of my favorite "people in the world" Bowie:

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I really love this place though! Its amazing! If you are ever in VA its definately another destination to hit!! I am up for any hike any day :P

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