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... adjusted for up and down hills and some serious curves and we were probably averaging about 30 mph. I suggested we cut over to I-81 and drive to Roanoke and cut back over to the parkway to save time. While the interstate was not as pretty, it was a lot faster and we managed to get to the Meadows of Dan Campground by 4 p.m. We both hate arriving late and this way we had time to set up and drive the truck back to Meadows of Dan to get fuel. ...
... was still fairly early in the morning, the parking lot was already almost full. Raven Cliff Falls is a popular area, especially on a holiday. We ended up getting one of the last parking spaces. After paying the day-use fee, we started hiking the red-blazed Raven Cliff Falls Trail. In about 1.5 miles, we turned right on the blue-blazed Gum Gap Trail and followed this for another mile or so. Due to the greater crowds here, we ...
... the lovely girl behind the bar, a Florida local, she told us that the Appalachian Trail was accessible just 15 minutes away. If any of you have read any books about the trail, you will understand why this country is so rugged. The trail runs from New England to Georgia, the full length of the Appalachian mountain range. It is a famous hiking trail for keen hikers from all over the world. For detailed information and its history, ...
As most of you are aware Sheila and I depart at the end of this month for two months in Europe. We have signed on with this travel blog and will send comments and pictures as we move around. Should you not desire to receive these, just let me know and I'll delete you;). There should be a picture here of some idiot up a pole.
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... pavilion with grills, hiking
& biking trails, suntanning deck, etc.
This is truly a resort within a resort. Abundant wildlife, deer, bear,
turkey, fox, raccoon, etc. Enjoy spring wildflowers, cool mountain
summers (rarely a recorded temperature above 80 degrees), fall colors,
& plenty of winter snow skiing.
Nearby Attractions: - Swimming, hiking, biking, fishing, shopping,