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Day 72 – Blue Ridge Parkway (North Carolina Part 2)

Day 72 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways

Blue Ridge Parkway

I awoke to another HAZY morning.  I was a bit disappointed as Reader’s Digest describes Linville Falls as one of the most popular stops on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and if travelers could pick one stop along the route, Linville Falls would be the most likely choice.  I hoped low hanging fog in Asheville, and a clear day in the mountains. 

Lucky for me, my hope turned out to be reality.  The mountain tops, in crystal clear skies, towered above valleys blanketed in clouds.  Looking out above the clouds gave me a feeling like I was in the Himalayas – obviously far from it – but the panorama looked magnificent.  I stopped at countless overlooks to admire the views.