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I have got to get to the eastern U.S. Nice pictures, thanks for sharing.


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FR1511? Is that a Forest Service Road? Did you just take a chance on the road or is there a guide or map to these type of roads?


All along the parkway there are gravel roads to the side, lots of which are Forest Service Roads. In the section between Asheville and I-77, a lot of these come up and connect to the parkway. From Asheville to Hwy 215, you have to drop off the parkway for a couple of miles before you can find them. Up in VA, the parkway goes through the George Washington NF with the same type of roads.

My research is limited to looking at the roads with MSS&T. You usually don't have to worry about road conditions as just about all of the gravel roads in this area should be passable by a 2wd TC. You do need to keep a sharp eye out for low tree branches and 1/2 fallen logs as there were a number of them that could have done serious damage to the truck, but all were passed by either by moving over or driving slow so the branches had a chance to move.

Next time I'm at Crabtree, I'll make sure to hike the loop.


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Posted: 08/02/09 07:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

...I agree with earlier poster; those looks like eggs n'grits[emoticon]

super comprehensive trip report! And, great photos.

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Posted: 08/02/09 09:34am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great pictures, and nice looking area. 'Eastern continental divide - 3350 ft' brought a little chuckle.


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Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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If you read the trip reports posted by Two Maineiacs earlier this summer,
they had frig problems when in higher elevations... their solution was
posted. Who knows, yours may have been similar.

Hoping to do the Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway in October on our way to Florida.
Will be entering off I-66 in Virginia. Thanks for the report, I'll make some
notes.

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Posted: 08/03/09 12:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very nice Kohldad - beautiful photos. Love the three bugs sharing the flower. People have really been posting a lot of nice TR's - makes me realize I need to get off my but and contribute!

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Posted: 08/04/09 02:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great trip, nice pictures. I agree that you should have stayed longer, always wish we had. Thanks for sharing.


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silversand wrote:

...I agree with earlier poster; those looks like eggs n'grits[emoticon]

super comprehensive trip report! And, great photos.

Cheers,
Silver

They looked so bad I thought they might be "porkchops", but what do I know? Anyway the rest of the pictures more than made up for them.
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They looked so bad I thought they might be "porkchops"


Well, I didn't think they looked that bad at the time. They sure did taste good, but maybe it was just where I was eating them. [emoticon]

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