Travel Blogs from Blowing Rock
... time on the road in daylight hours. We turned the alarm off at 7:30 this morning, kept sleeping, and didn't end up leaving til after 9. After hitting the road however, we were fortunate enough to be driving once again under blue skies. We headed straight back to the Blue Ridge Parkway and continued on our journey South. We took a stop in the morning at Otter Creek for a short stroll. Rocky Knob was our stop for lunch. We then crossed the border ...
... Appalachian Trail
Ping pong tournaments
Home brewed pumpkin spice beer
Strolling down memory lane, catching salamanders
Good times with wonderful people!
... the west side. In the distance, the outline of the mighty Black Mountains could be seen in the distance. Fall color did not seem to be quite peaking yet and there was a lot of green left still visible (although much of this was from evergreen trees). However, there were many beautiful patches of bright colors. When we finished lunch, we climbed back down and followed the MST for a little while longer, taking an ...
... pictures of everyone else as they finally made it to the top. Ida was walking Asha, her lab mix. Although Asha did quite well hiking up the trail, as soon as she got to the top, she plopped down on the ground and passed out. She would be sleeping well tonight. From here, we drove out of the gorge and back to NC-181, stopping at the forest service parking area for Upper Creek Falls. The hike to this waterfall is a mostly easy 1 to ...
Very cold in the mountains this morning. Add fog amd rain to the mix and it's kind of in pleasant. Then again you get views like below and it seems worth while. The goal is to get to Roanoke VA today. It seems optimistic given we've hon only 50 miles in 90 ...