Travel Blogs from Blowing Rock
... Words won't do it justice, so I'll just say that I was tempted to simply sit on top of the bald all day enjoying it, and I might have had it not been so windy and chilly. The bald's summit was a few miles before I hit the NC/TN border for the last time and the trail left NC for good, so it was like the state was trying to get hikers to stay by offering the best views of the trail so far. When that failed, it threw tons of rocks into our path on the way down the other ...
Rain again but we managed not to get wet with 2 hail storms! In between, Dev took us to the Blue Ridge Parkway and across the Linn Cove Viaduct, then up Grandfather Mountain. Rises to 5946 feet. At the top is the Mile High Swing Bridge, at 5280 ...
Woke to rain and mist, but hoped it would improve. Unfortunately it did not, poured all day. Great family gathering for lunch of all Sara's family. Her Dad, Bill; brother Adam, wife Emily and children Rayley, Carson, Lucy and Rory; sister Maggie, children Caelin and Joni, and her mother-in-law Gail. Lovely to see them all again as we had not seen them since Andrew and Sara's ...
"Hang down your head, Tom Dula.....
Poor boy, you're bound to die".
(North Carolina folk song, Land, 1868)
Left our RV park camp, having survived the constant roar of of the traffic overnight. Stopped at Christiansburg and then back on the Blue Ridge Parkway. More open, cultivated farmland and denser forests. Lined with rhodedendrums, that will be beautiful in a few weeks.
Stopped at a look out, and climbed ...
... for a lovely scene. We hiked down to the base of the falls and carefully crept out onto the big rock to get some pictures of this beautiful waterfall in the snow. It was a really beautiful sight and despite the snow, wasn't too terribly cold. Then we headed back to the car and got back on the highway to Tennessee. In Roan Mountain, we turned on TN-143 and drove past Roan Mountain State Park up to Carver’s Gap. As we rose in elevation, ...
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