Day 69 – North Carolina Countryside

Day 69 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

I started the morning with another home cooked meal…quiche, pound cake and berries!  It’s getting harder to leave good company and houses, but my journey continues.  Today, the dogs and I began a two day loop through the North Carolina countryside, beginning and ending near Asheville.  Just outside of Asheville we stopped at a sports complex for a short walk with the dogs, as a long walk wasn’t in the itinerary until the afternoon. There was a cache nearby, but also people, so no luck for picking up a North Carolina cache yet.

buck at big meadows in shenandoah national park

Day 53 – Skyline Drive through Shenandoah Valley Part 2

Day 53 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

Shenandoah National Park

Thankfully the skies were friendly and no snow fell last night.  The temperature couldn’t be much above 40, but the sun was out, so the dogs and I went for a walk.  We connected Lewis Trail Falls with the Appalachian Trail to complete a 3.3 mile loop.  The view of the falls was mediocre at best, but the view of the Shenandoah Valley below and the mountains afar was lovely.  I didn’t see that many people on the trail, maybe ten or so hikers, but Kathy was nice enough to take a picture of me and the dogs.