Tuesday, September 30

Perfect Day

Today will be awfully hard to beat. A total of only 43 miles, all on the Blue Ridge Parkway with its Fall colors. The weather was great (sunny mid 70s). With two hikes - one under an engineering marvel, the other above a river and waterfall. Lunch at a deli in the mountains and tonight a campsite for a whopping 8 bucks. Hey, it's tough out here on the road.

The Linn Cove Viaduct is a 1,243-foot concrete segmental bridge (the first built in the USA) which snakes around the slopes of Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina and is part of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Under the Linn Cove Viaduct
Upper Linville Falls
Lower Linville Falls, from WAY up top
Lineville Gorge