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Photo of Tour Jeep Navigating the Chimney Rock Jeep Trail on eBay

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UPDATE: Started as a private endeavor, Chimney Rock was a tourist attraction for most of the 20th Century (more history here). In 1963 a Jeep Trail was added to the Chimney Rock and a tour jeep began ferrying tour groups up the mountain. The tour company had three modified CJ-6 tour jeeps. This photo was likely taken between 1963 and 1977, when the jeep trail became a walking trail. In 2006 Chimney Rock became a North Carolina State Park.

The photo below was taken from the website, but no longer appears on the history page itself.

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This same photo is available on eBay

“You are bidding on an original press photo of Forest Jeep Trail Chimney Rock Park North Carolina. Photo measures 8 x 10 inches and is not dated.”

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There’s another press photo that is also available on eBay which shows a tour jeep at Hickory Nut Falls, a stop on the way to Chimney Rock:

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“You are bidding on an original press photo of Hickory Nut Falls Tourist Jeep Chimney Rock Prk North Carolina. Photo has creases right corners & slight waving top edge due to too much glue being used to attach the information sheet onto the back of the photo. Photo measures 8 x 10 inches and is dated 8/5/1969.”

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This same image was sold as Postcards:

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“This is a used postcard with writing and postmark. Has surface, corner & edge wear, light corner crease, overall good condition.”

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Original posted January 2013: An issue of Jeep News also did an article on the jeeps at Chimney Rock:

Hickory Nut Falls Jeep
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A Chimney Rock brochure and guide pamphlet from the 1960s also shows an image of the tour jeep and two images of what appears to be a private jeep making the climb:

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2 Comments on “Photo of Tour Jeep Navigating the Chimney Rock Jeep Trail on eBay

  1. Mike

    I walked this trail about 4 years ago, actually thought it was a good idea to leave vehicles behind. A very beautiful and delicate area, too beautiful to be ruined by Mad Max in his Roxor.

  2. David Eilers Post author

    Mike, I could imagine the trail could be easily overcome with jeeps. Over in the Seattle area where I grew up, like on Tiger Mountain and Cougar Mountain, there are numerous former jeep roads and trails that are now hiking trails for similar reasons.

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