Columbus Day Holiday Voyage - NC Mtns.

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by FishHunt, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    Columbus Holiday Voyage.

    I left home to grab a tag in the NC ABC tag game that was 176 miles away from home. I had a chance to ride a little of the Blue Ridge Parkway along the way. Here are some pics from my journey.

    Packed and ready to leave Casa de FishHunt.

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    Two hours later I find myself here. This looks like a fun road.

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    After playing around a bit I head west again and reach my favorite drive.

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    At this first stop I am greeted with this view.

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    Burning daylight I head south on the BRP to grab the tag located at Elk Falls on the Elk River near Elk Park, NC. A lot of "Elk" names here but no Elk in sight.

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    Back to the BRP I slow down and take in the sights.

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    Shadows getting longer. Time to adjust the sails.

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    I had time to stop by Price Lake and Cone Manor along the way.

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    Shadows were falling all around me now. Time to cast off again.

    <>< Fish
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  2. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    Headed north on the BRP towards Hwy 421.

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    All too soon I reach the 421 bridge and have to head down the hill in the dark towards home.

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    I wish I could have spent another day or two just riding the area. We are granted a limited number of fall days like this and hate to waste them. I hope I can return before the all the leaves have fallen and cold weather sets in.

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  3. wickedthunder.com

    wickedthunder.com Who's leading?!

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    Nice pics FishHunt. :thumb

    Was riding up that way only a week before you and hardly any color change in sight except for a tree here and there. Good thing I'm riding this weekend if I'm gonna catch any good pics like yours. :D
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  4. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Spectacular Fall colors! Thanks for sharing your ride :thumb
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  5. OldSilverFox

    OldSilverFox Let's Go!

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    FishHunt
    Thanks for sharing. Fall rides are great with the changing colours and cool air. The bikes seem to love it and so do I.
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  6. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

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    What a difference a few days make. I was not too far from there just a few days earlier and the leaves were just barely starting to change.
    Nice pics:thumb
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  7. prometheus rising

    prometheus rising Ghost In The Machine

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    Gorgeous Pics :thumb It looks like you are near or at peak color season there?
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  8. FishHunt

    FishHunt slow poking...

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    Thanks for the comments. The colors on the BRP should be peaking now and for the next several days. This past Monday was the most colorful day I have ever spent riding the NC hills.

    <>< Fish
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