. I spent the last couple of days on the Blue Ridge parkway. On the 2nd of October I rode from Cherokee to Asheville. The skies were super clear and warm. The views were awesome. On the 3rd I rode from Asheville to the Laurel Springs exit at around mile marker 250. I left a little before sunrise. It was cool, damp and cloudy the first part of the day. Then things cleared up and the afternoon was great! Overall the leaves haven't started to change yet in most places. Everything still looks fairly green. In Cherokee I stayed at the Great Smokies Inn. it's about half a mile from the BRP starting point. The gas station right across from the inn has 100% gas. .