BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge At Banner Elk
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Monday morning, we woke up and broke camp. After breakfast, we got on the Blue Ridge Parkway from NC-181 and starting heading southbound towards Crabtree Falls. About half-way there, we made a quick stop for pictures from Heffner Gap Overlook and then proceeded to Crabtree Falls. Sadly, the campground was closed as well as all the other amenities, likely due to budget ...
... three. After stopping here, we made our way back to the car and headed back to NC-181. We got a pizza from the gas station and ate dinner at Brown Mountain Overlook, enjoying the views of the late day sun over Linville Gorge. When we first arrived, clouds surrounded the distinctive peak of Table Rock. I got some pictures right away; by the time we finished eating, the clouds were gone. After dinner, we headed back to our campsite for a campfire before ...
... spider webs, trying to avoid noxious plants, and swatting at pesky insects to really enjoy the trail. The high temperatures and humidity didn’t make it any easier. The trail also becomes progressively more difficult. Initially, the trail seems to continue following an old and very overgrown logging road, then becomes more of a hiking trail. It becomes ever more steep and narrow and finally near the end, heads up to a ridgeline then ...
Our summer adventure is coming to an end. Its been busy here on the east coast and we have loved seeing so many of our friends (we've missed you all so much)! We had dinner with Brittany and Honore and their sweet little boy in New York, dinner at The Lobster Shack in Maine with Lindsay, pool time with Jennie, grilling around a campfire with Mitch and Emily and Jennie in Charlottesville VA, and now ...
... around, do it again, and again! All on a two lane twisty road in the mountains!!! UGH! Thankfully we found a young lady at a gas station market that gave us exact directions. We were only a few minutes away the whole time!!
It turns out that GPS doesn't work in these hills! Thanks for the warning!