Travel Blogs from Little Switzerland
Woke up to sunny skies and thought to myself that finally the sun will shine … well; I was half right and half wrong. We started off with cloudy skies and no fog but that changed. As we were headed to Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River at 6,684 ft., what did we encounter … FOG!! It did not stop …
... a bit before reaching Asheville, NC. They had a wonderful little urban hike around their downtown city center that we took Easley on. Then headed to our campsite so we could put our tent up in the diminishing daylight. The next day we took off for Richmond, VA but ended up staying a little before in Petersburg due to a late start on our part. We were at such a nice camp spot in Asheville it was very hard to leave, it ended up working ...
Start up the dueling banjos, today I went from Tennessee to North Carolina via the Appalachian Mountains. OK so we didn't really have any dueling banjos, but we did listen to Dolly singing about the Great Smoky Mountains along the way, so that must count for something :) Despite 5 feet of snow falling on the mountains a couple of days ago our coach driver still tackled the winding road to take us up and over the Appalachian Mountains through ...
Asheville, NC is an autumn wonderland in late October. The Blue Ridge Parkway and the entire area in general is carpeted with a kaleidoscope of colorful foliage.
Our first weekend in the area, we stayed in Lake Powhattan campground. Tremendous hiking and biking trails litter this park and the camping sites are perfect for outdoor entertainment.
... no security lights to keep you awake at night. The hiking trailhead to Rock Creek Falls is located at the end of Loop C. I never went on this trail, so I can't provide any pictures or information concerning the trail. However, one of my friends who had just hiked it said it was a steep trail which took about 2 hours to reach the falls.
Because there are so many to list, I will continue this posting on another day.
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center