This week’s Backroad Capers visits an old NASCAR track – Click to Watch the Video
Another Backroad Capers episode – click to watch!
Lynn and I ride the Peak to Prosperity Passage of the Palmetto Trail in South Carolina.
#optoutside for Black Friday. Lynn and I took to the Three Rivers Greenway
The Granby Lock and Dam, built around 1905 to by-pass the rocky shoals of the Congaree River.
No luck today
A nice ride along the water
After yesterday’s long hikes, we decided to explore and do shorter hikes. We started at Glen Alton homestead and the hike to the swamp to look for beavers and birds, Kodak didn’t let any of those things happen….
The covered bridges of Giles County. Link Covered Bridge built in 1912.
Clover Hollow Covered Bridge. (1916)
Snake rescued from road
Time to hike! We decided not to kayak since water was up and fast from recent rains, so we went to the closest waterfalls – Hanging Rock State Park. #1 Tory’s Falls
and a pretty drop below the pool of Lower Cascades Falls
#3 Window Falls
Window Falls from behind
Pretty unnamed falls above Window Falls
#4 Upper Cascades Falls from above
Follow the creek down from Upper Cascades Falls to find this unnamed drop
After hiking we decided to explore, and found this building. Col. Jack Martin Stone House
Rider Falls – it’s on private property and this is the view from the road… it’s not in Kevin Adam’s book?
Maybe a Taco Tuesday picture as seen through an old farm building
Even conservative Asheboro has come out….
Protest in Greensboro
The day started with a drive through Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, a mistake that will never happen again (way too touristy for me) to get to Cades Cove, a neat history filled loop, including this working grist mill.
Just a bear along the road, it was not interested in us at all!
James works on figuring out electrical gremlins, after thinking of complex problems to solve, sometimes the simplest answer is correct… a bad cell in his battery.
James checks how badly I am beating him at an English style pub in Gatlinburg.
Hike #51 #52hikechallenge Boone’s Cave Park in Lexington. Kodak remembered the last time I took her to a cave, she had to swim out, so she waited at the opening as I explored a bit.
This is a pretty little park and the caves are what most people come for. The caves are more hole in wall type, but cool. There is no proof that Daniel Boone really lived in the caves as his family built a home as legend has it, but he and other family did live in the area, so maybe….
As I said, it is a small park. I hiked all the trails, (except the Back Country Trail, it is closed) and double hike a couple in 2 hours or so.
The view of the Yadkin River from Baptism Rock
Cave opening, it is less than a 1/4 from parking lot down stairs, but we walked the long way over Boone Peak trail and Cottonwood trail
Wetland Trail boardwalk
1940s care taker cabin ruins.