Monday, January 29, 2007

Chimney Rock Water

I can't leave Chimney Rock without a side trip to the Bottomless Pools, as described by John P. Arthur:

The Pools, just above the old Logan hotel or tavern in the same picturesque locality [Chimney Rock] are three circular holes from eight to fifteen feet in diameter, in the rock bed of the creek, all of which are said to be bottomless. It is evident that they were made by the revolution of small stones on the softer surface of the creek bed, kept in constant motion by the continual flow of the creek; but they are not bottomless, nor is there any danger of suction, as swimmers disport themselves in their cool depths every summer.

-John P. Arthur, Western North Carolina, A History, 1914.

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