Cascade Lake Recreation Area
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... near Cumberland Knob in North Carolina; construction in Virginia began the following February. On June 30, 1936, Congress formally authorized the project as the Blue Ridge Parkway and placed it under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service.
To get there we headed east on the I-40 so we could stop by the visitor center before we started our drive. Our plan was to drive the 80-something miles from Asheville to Cherokee, where the parkway ...
... and travel was slow, but we were not in any particular hurry, so it was not too bad. Cheryl continued to look online for fuel possibilities along the 70. After a few looks and deciding they wouldn’t work either, we finally found a large enough station in Morganton, NC that had diesel, and for about the best price we had seen. Ninety gallons later, we were back on the road and within a couple of miles we were back on the 40. We ...
... to Toms
Spring Falls. First, we got some pictures from the road, then climbed
up the rocks and got some pictures up close. Then we backtracked a
short ways and turned right to get on Daniel Ridge Loop Trail (#105).
Initially, the trail is quite steep as it ascends to the top of the Toms
Spring Falls via a couple switchbacks. Then it leveled off a bit,
following Toms Spring Branch upstream. The trail varied from mostly
level to a little steep, but ...
... mountain laurel was blooming all around the falls. Sandy and I spent some time here climbing around on the rocks and getting photos. It's not a big waterfall, but the setting is really pretty. From here, we got back on the trail and continued a short ways further on Cat Gap Trail. Just past an occupied campsite, we turned right on the blue-blazed Butter Gap Trail (#123). This trail starts out running through Picklesimer Fields where more mountain laurel was blooming. ...
Got to Hickory and bought gas.......109.79.....visa. Went to Sears at a shopping mall to see Eric. Went to lunch with him to a Mexican Restaurant....about 23.00 cash. Went back to Eric's office. Had our ears tested and we both got new aids.....special deal (per Eric). Then on to Concord. Got sort of set up and went to Hooters for supper....steamed shrimp, Daytona style wings, salad, curly fries and beer. Yummy!..61.75 on ...