938 Miles on the Blue Ridge Parkway (mostly pics)

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by rockinrog, Oct 14, 2010.

  1. rockinrog

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    I am amazed at how green things were back in 2009. These pictures were taken around the 22nd of October.
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    Got your schedule set?
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    This time of year makes me ready to go!
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    I believe this was taken on my way up the path to Clingman's Dome
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    It can be a high volume tourist spot, but if you have never been..it is worth the trip
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    Does anyone know if Doughton Park store and restaurant is open again? Its one of my favorite places to stop and take a nap if I'm there on a sunny afternoon.
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    The camp store reopened last year, but the restaurant was not open. Apparently with restaurant and lodge there is now a mold problem that must be fixed before they can be used. Maybe if they had just accepted a lower offer for a contract and kept the place open there wouldn't now be a mold problem.
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    Thanks Rog.

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    2009 was also my only trip to the Dragon.
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    The tree of shame.. contains parts of bikes that crash on the Dragon.
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    The pictures from that trip ended in some random spot..not even sure what / why i was taking the picture
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    Here is the opening schedule for the campgrounds on the BRP. Edit.. they aren't closing earlier I was looking at the online reservation dates.

    Milepost Campground 2018 Operating Dates Notes
    60.8 Otter Creek Campground May 20-Oct 28 Reservations available on recreation.gov for May 20 - October 20.
    85.6 Peaks of Otter Campground May 20-Oct 28 Reservations available on recreation.gov for May 20 - October 20.
    167.1 Rocky Knob Campground May 20-Oct 28 Reservations available on recreation.gov for May 20 - October 20.
    239.2 Doughton Park Campground May 20-Oct 28 Reservations available on recreation.gov for May 20 - October 20.
    296.9 Price Park Campground April 6-Oct 28 Reservations are available on recreation.gov for May 20 - October 20. All sites are first-come, first-served until May 20 and during the last week in October. From April 6 - May 19, only Loop A will be open.
    316.4 Linville Falls Campground April 6-Oct 28 Reservations are available on recreation.gov for May 20 - October 20. All sites are first-come, first-served until May 20 and during the last week in October.
    339.5 Crabtree Falls Campground May 20-Oct 28 Open first come, first served. Reservations not available.
    408.8 Mount Pisgah Campground May 20-Oct 28 Reservations available on recreation.gov for May 20 - October 20.
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    I rode 100 miles of it from the north end. I had to get off. It was like a root canal...
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