Travel Blogs from Fontana Dam, United States

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Day 15: Locust Cove to Fontana Village, Fontana Village, United States travel blog

Day 15: Locust Cove to Fontana Village

A travel blog entry by robconr

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... them and so today was 17 miles, my biggest yet. Legs are screaming but hoping to mend overnight!  We are staying at the Fontana resort lodge, which is super luxurious... They have a big fireplace in the lounge. I felt really out of place all muddy ...

Day 16: Fontana Village to Mollies Ridge, Mollies Ridge, United States travel blog

Day 16: Fontana Village to Mollies Ridge

A travel blog entry by robconr

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... one of the nicer shelters on the whole trail (sleeps 24 and has a restroom next door with a shower!) Then we walked across the Fontana Dam, at 450 ft the highest east of the Rockies. From this point in I've already hiked the trail in 2007 with my college ...

a big climb, sun and rain, Fontana Dam, United States travel blog

a big climb, sun and rain

A travel blog entry by stephenplante

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... with some trail magic!. 3/28  had to pack up in the rain today. not very fun. : (   then we hiked into Fontana a short day.  now i,m at the hotel. i had fried bologna for lunch. thanks moon pie.  now I'm headed to the room for a ...

Fontana Dam, NC, Fontana Dam, United States travel blog

Fontana Dam, NC

A travel blog entry by tiggrrrmeg

Resupply ...

The DRAGON, Tapoco, United States travel blog

The DRAGON

A travel blog entry by helenskib

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Today was a GOOD day! Besides the fact that it was my birthday, I FINALLY had a day without rain – go figure – the chances were 50% - almost a given – but I got not a drop!  YEAH.  I started off early heading to the Marietta ...

Andy

Andy"s Big OE

A travel blog entry by andygailtravel

Up and away by 7:30am, saw fox just before Black Gum Gap, down at road by 9:45 and hitched ride to Fontana Village where I got more food and posted some mail. Shop had good selection of food. Had nice hot shower at visitors centre and waited for ranger to ...

Wheels Through Time Museum and more, Fontana Dam, United States travel blog

Wheels Through Time Museum and more

A travel blog entry by sanditravel

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... Then, we realized that the place the guy told us about was one block down the road. Oh, well! Off to Fontana Dam, the largest one in the eastern states, built originally to provide power to ALCOA, but used for power in support of WWII.  Very neat. 14 ...

Friends and arrest, Fontana Dam, United States travel blog

Friends and arrest

A travel blog entry by road_tripper

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Saturday March 29, Woke up to more rain. Last day for my knee to recover. After today....bigger miles! We spent the day relaxing, eating.....eating....and, oh yea....more eating. Dinner was great tonight, had a lot food, and great conversation. ...

Andy

Andy"s Big OE

A travel blog entry by andygailtravel

Left Birch Spring shelter at 8am and went really good to Spence Field Shelter where it started to rain, lasted for 1 hour. On way saw deer, got photo. Just after lunch, strained ankle very badly and had to hobble the 6 miles to Derrick Knob shelter. Will ...

Day 3: Fontana, Nantahala National Forest, Fontana Dam, United States travel blog

Day 3: Fontana, Nantahala National Forest

A travel blog entry by elijahjatovsky

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... minutes down the road. We learned we had ended up on the southern edge of Great Smoky next to the small town of Fontana. Arno and I whipped up some breakfast burritos, and we spent the day wandering around in Nantahala National Forest's thick foliage, ...

Franklin to Fontana Dam, Fontana Dam, United States travel blog

Franklin to Fontana Dam

A travel blog entry by road_tripper

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... We all ate dinner, made a fire, we all talked til around 10:30. They went to bed, I kept hiking North - heading to Fontana Dam. The night hiking was awesome! Clear skies, low temps, slight breeze......made the 6.6 miles from Cable Gap Shelter to the ...

Marion to Deals Gap!, Topaco, United States travel blog

Marion to Deals Gap!

A travel blog entry by helenskib

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We rode thru Gatlinburg, Tn to see the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum - I was surprised how many of them I had. Then on to the GAP. Daryl was insistent that I ride point. After a couple of miles, Jerry was too impatient, and he passed me and took off ...

CHEROHALA SKYWAY, Topaco, United States travel blog

CHEROHALA SKYWAY

A travel blog entry by helenskib

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Today we rode down to Robinsville, then rode the Cherohala Skyway - what a beautiful, beautiful ride. Every single stop looks like a postcard. It is 120 miles of gorgeous road. Of course, it sprinkled part of the time. By the time we got back to the ...

Well, the Rain is BACK!  Jeez....., Tapoco, United States travel blog

Well, the Rain is BACK! Jeez.....

A travel blog entry by helenskib

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Well, the rain was back – again. I rode the tail of the dragon down thru Hellbender and Fortuna Village to Cherokee.  It is on an actual Cherokee Reservation.  Lots and lots of Native American (via China) souveniers.    It ...

beauty and beast, Fontana Dam, United States travel blog

beauty and beast

A travel blog entry by nacrobat

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... The sun was low and it was time to stop for the day. My destination so close, I pulled over at a garage in a wee place called Fontana Dam to confirm the way and distance. I was told that the motel I was looking for was closed but luckily I was right at ...

Tail of the Dragon Fall 2013- Day 1, Fontana Dam, United States travel blog

Tail of the Dragon Fall 2013- Day 1

A travel blog entry by asqrd93

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... him Thursday morning and off we went to NC.     We left Thursday morning at 5am and drove straight through to Fontana Dam, NC. I might have missed a few key turns and had to backtrack a few times but we made it in good time even with ...

Day 2, Fontana Dam, United States travel blog

Day 2

A travel blog entry by asqrd93

After spending the first night drinking way more than we should have, We got up the next morning and spent the day in the pool and walked around at the resort. We tried going to work out but we got to the "Fitness center" and it was sad, thats all I ...

Conquered the Dragon, Fontana Dam, United States travel blog

Conquered the Dragon

A travel blog entry by nacrobat

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I did it, I rode the Dragon and all the hype is totally warranted. Highway 129, more commonly known as the Tail off the Dragon is tough, technical and soooooo much fun! 318 twists and turns, some seriously tight, of pure adrenaline. It was a bit extra ...

Fontana Dam, Fontana Dam, United States travel blog

Fontana Dam

A travel blog entry by riddler

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Hallo, innerhalb von zwei Tagen habe ich Fontana Dam erreicht.Was habe ich gelernt? 16 mi am Tag sind einfach zuviel fuer mich. Ich weiss nun was sore legs sind. Dani und Chris sind mir einen Tag voraus. Anbei ein paar Photos. Zu der Kostuemierung. Nein, ...

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