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LibConnect: 2022 | November 14-18

A place for the CSU Library team to connect and share.

November 17 in National Hiking Day

Share a photo of one of your favorite places to take a hike or walk.


Cane Creek Falls in Spencer, TN

There are various trails found in the Fall Creek Falls State Park in east Tennessee, and there's several waterfalls in and around the park area. The Cane Creek Falls trail was always my favorite growing up. Its entrance is attached to the Gorge Trail, which is a circular trail that's connected to the Fall Creek Falls Overlook as well.  The hiking there is typically short but it's beautiful and scenic, and the Cane Creek Falls trail has a fun, little suspension bridge. 


The most beautiful place I have ever hiked is in the Italian Dolomites. That entire region looks like something from a fairytale, it is absolutely breathtaking!


But more recently, I have really been enjoying hiking throughout West Virginia. The mountains may be less "impressive", but the views are still magical. There is a multitude of trails and parks here to explore. We are looking forward checking many more off our list! These photos are from one of our favorite trails/outlooks in Fayetteville, WV.



Recognized for its monumental mountains, bright blue icebergs and golden grasslands, the Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile's Patagonia region, is home to three iconic granite towers, from which the park takes its name. And a glacier hike in Patagonia. 

The Inca Trail is by far the most famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world. In just 26 miles (43km) it manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones, ruins and tunnels. The final destination of the trail just cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious "Lost City of the Incas".

Somewhere in Iceland; national park and waterfall. :)


Chimney Rock State Park

Chimney Rock, NC

Chimney Rock is one of my all-time favorite places to hike. There are several trails you can take, depending on the intensity of the hike you want. Of course, the pinnacle is climbing the staircase to the top of Chimney Rock, seen here. Below Chimney Rock you can see Lake Lure, where some scenes from "Dirty Dancing" were filmed. The "Last of the Mohicans" was also filmed at this location.​​​​​​


One of my favorite places in Colorado Springs is Palmer Park. It's smack in the middle of the city and has miles of trails of varying intensity. There are some great rock formations, amazing views of Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods and a nice overlook that provides a view of the south and west part of the city.