Travel Blogs from Franklin
6th November 2013
Start: Greene's Motel, 1377 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, North Carolina
Finish: Sapphire Inn, 761 East Main Street, Franklin, North Carolina
Well we have now ticked over the 1000 mile mark for our trip. Still a few more to go! Today we started off early, around 8ish, but in rain and fog …
So I'm in Franklin and it's snowing today. I can only imagine what it's doing in the mountains. The town is full of hikers. I took today off, heading back into the hills tomorrow. Let me go back a couple of days and update you on my adventure.
Did a 12 mile day and my first sunny day. It got up to 60! I'm getting stronger by …
steve - Left Marion and set off on using the interstate for a few miles then enjoyed fabulous scenery through the Blue ridge mountains.
made it to iron springs for lunch and a gang of Hardly dangerous riders trucked up. And then the heavens opened, proper Spanish type downpour.
we were in a nice bar so it was really tempting to stay and hit the Ale for the afternoon but proper adventure riders ...
... Devil's Triangle. I DID THE DEVIL'S TRIANGLE!!! VERY sharp switchbacks with 10 mph...tricky dicky road.
Stopped for lunch at Shoney's, and to let the snoopy rain cloud pass. Not too much rain. Took off on the "long way" to Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Sweeping curves, and a traffic jam on the Blue Ridge Parkway. A few manageable ...
After leaving Asheville we werent really sure where we were heading next to spend the memorial long weekend. We had seen enough of cities for the time being and wanted to head somewhere we could relax and do some kayaking. We decided on Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee Georgia and luckily there was one room left at the Lodge.
What a surprise when we got there, it's a beautiful lakeside resort township ...