Jump Off Rock Park
On December 21st, 2021, I drove out to Jump Off Rock Park from Asheville to take some photographs and explore the area. Below you can view fourteen (14) of the 360-degree panoramic images I captured at the park in the self-guided virtual tour. Just click and look around at your own pace.
Equipment used to capture the 360-degree panoramic images:
- Canon 6d mkii
- Canon 8-15mm F4
- DJI Phantom 4 Advanced Drone
- Adobe Lightroom
- Adobe Photoshop
- Autopano Giga
About Jump Off Rock Park
According to a plaque on site: “Nearly 300 years ago the Cherokee Indians would gather each summer at Kanasta, now known as Connestee. While the braves were busy shaping their war axes making ready to fight other Indian tribes, one young Cherokee Cheifian found time to roam the mountain paths with one of the tribe’s fairest maidens. One of these favorite meeting places was at the rock cliff at Jump Off Mountain. When the time came for the braves to start on their warring trip, the pair parted with many a sigh and a promise to meet again at their favorite trysting place. Evening after evening while the sun slide down the golden path behind the peaks, the lonely Indian girl climbed to her look-out post on the rock where she watched and prayed to the “Long Person” for her lover’s return. Often standing there, she sent the plaintive notes of the Indians love call ringing out but there never came an answering note. The returning warriors brought the sad news that the young Cheif had been killed in battle. In the deepening twilight, she climbed to the edge of the cliff – a few steps forward and the haunting notes of her love call were hushed forever and her broken body was found later by hunters. Legend has it that on some moonlight nights the ghost of the Indian maid can be seen here.”
Legends persist concerning the natives that inhabited the Southern Appalachians the importance of which is the heritage that these tribes contribute to the region
While in the area, I also photographed an abandoned church which you can view on this page. You can also view other places I have photographed in North Carolina here.