Blue Ridge Parkway

June 5, 2019

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A busy day, up early for a run at Bass Lake, then time to explore, driving foreat service and dirt roads

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a couple of short hikes

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the view of Grandfather Mountain from Grandmother Mountain.

Ended the day at USAT summer singles league, I won my match 6-1, 6-3

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June 4, 2019

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Back on the road, Kodak must see everything.

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the threat of rain made a change of plans, so I jumped on the bike as soon as we got to Blowing Rock

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All the climbing is worth it with these views, and the screaming descent. (although today the descent had a headwind and I was only able to hit 43mph)

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after dinner at the Coyote Kitchen, we headed to our favorite hill top for the sunset. I had figured out how to download Netflix on the iPad for a trip that didn’t happen, so now I can binge watch shows like Sabrina.

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Kodak kept an eye on the wildlife

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until they got too close.

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good cow!

May 27, 2019

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Sunrise from Flat Top Tower. I had wanted to hike to it for lat night’s sunset but was exhausted from my ride for the 5 mile hike. So I got up before the sun and ran to the tower… I missed the very beginning since I didn’t take in the fact the first 2.5 miles was “uphill” and my running pace was slower. Still a gorgeous sunrise and a great run.

June 14, 2018

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An early morning bike ride, a new route to stretch the distance.

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But still across the Linn Cove Viaduct and it’s freshly paved surface.

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Then time to hike…. my original planned trail is closed, so we started up Rough Ridge Trail

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it’s very rocky….

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then over the top to the Wilson Creek Trail to make a loop.

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A great day along the Blue Ridge Parkway!

May 23, 2018

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Silvervale Falls

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There are a lot of road closures due to recent rains (221 south of Blowing Rock) and teh Parkway was closed at the Viaduct. SO I spent the middle of teh day driving dirt roads and exploring on my way to….

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Upper Creek Falls….

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and a swimming hole. The water was VERY cold!

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Finished the day with a sunset on the Blue Ridge Parkway