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Travel Blogs from Boone
5th November 2013
Start: Motel 6, 870 N Lee Hwy, Lexington, Virginia
Finish: Greene's Motel, 1377 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, North Carolina
Well, 5 days in and I for one did not think I would have continued this blog. This morning we did not get off to the best of starts. Last night we decided, as its dark here at 5pm (day light savings ended on the weekend) we would start our days much earlier to spend ...
I woke up to frost outside, frost on my motorcycle. I threw on many layers and was out the door by 7:30. Stopped at McD's for a coffee and to read the latest news on our lying, crack-smoking lush of a mayor. Back in the saddle and on the road by 8.
Excited that I was again alone on the road as I entered the fabled Blue Ridge Parkway. It is another beautiful park, 755 km of twisting, ...
We headed up to Roan Mountain after the peak fall foliage period.
However, we were able to enjoy the fresh mountain air, views and recreation.
We went in a group of seven to stay in my grandparent's mountain house on Roan Mountain close to the Tennessee and North Carolina border.
What I saw:
Carvers Gap ...
... sticking up from dense vegetation and providing a beautiful contrast. Almost immediately, we saw the Sphinx rising out from the canyon floor among the dense vegetation. Towards the end of the trail, we saw the Camel, another rock formation that looked surprisingly like the animal. Altogether, we stopped at a three or four spots to enjoy the views and get some pictures and then took the trail back up to the MST and took ...
... down the Babel Tower Trail, a moderately strenuous trail, less so because we were heading down. Going up on this one is a lot tougher as its steep, narrow, and full of rocks, roots, and other tripping hazards. There are a couple of openings along the trail for good views of fall color in the gorge, but the very best views were from Babel Tower itself. Babel Tower is a tall rock outcrop in the form of a tower that rises high above ...