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... or so, we got to Farlow Gap. There was a stake here and we were able to pick up Farlow Gap Trail (#106), which leads to the waterfall. This trail was much more cleared and blazed and a lot easier to follow. The trail was quite steep, but going this way it was heading down so not nearly as bad. However, it would not be fun climbing up going in the other direction. In about a mile, we got to Shuck Ridge Creek ...
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 ...
... Free Spirit 23 foot Mercedes sprinter van. Nice and cozy. We plan to take advantage of the many pullouts along the highway we have heard about for spending the night and limit our time in the larger cities. We will probably miss most of the larger salmon runs (and the bears) but will have few mosquitoes.
Getting ready for a big trip and what am I doing? Playing in a duplicate ...
... but that wasn't going to stop us. From downtown, we turned onto Horse Cove Road and drove down this windy road, making a right onto Walking Stick Road. We followed this gravel road for a couple of miles to a fork onto a forest road and stopped at the gate for Big Shoals Trail. By now, it was raining pretty hard, but we were determined to continue on and see our first waterfall of the trip, Secret Falls on Big Creek. We hiked ...
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