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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 ...
... running through the Appalachian mountains from Virginia to North Carolina. I feel alive, cold and alive.
I take it easy at first, as always, warming up the tires so they stick a little more, getting a feel for the road, making sure there's nothing to throw me off my bike-wet leaves, sand, gravel, etc. Later in the morning, feeling more secure and confident, I begin to open it up ...
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 ...
In the morning, we packed up camp and headed back to Linville Gorge via the entrance for Table Rock. It’s a long gravel road up the mountain and very dusty in the dry conditions. The cars were covered in dust by the time we reached the parking area. Rather than hike to Table Rock, which was very crowded on a nice fall weekend, we hiked in the opposite direction towards the Chimneys and the NC Wall. We hiked on the ...
... River in a very winding section of the river. The most challenging part of this hike was the very steep climb up to the tower itself. We stopped here and had lunch while enjoying the views and climbing out on to different parts of the tower for panoramic views and photo opportunities. When we were done here, we climbed back down and got on the Linville Gorge Trail heading north. The trail is very winding as it parallels the ...