Saturday, October 23, 2010

The Fourth Day - The Blue Ridge Parkway

One of the nice things about the Parkway is that they really maintain the road. I ran into several areas where the road surface was new. In others, it was older, but still well maintained. The number of potholes and areas of bad road surface were pretty low.

The newly resurfaced Parkway

Along the Blue Ridge.

Lowering skies.

Starting to clear.

Well, maybe not.

At last. The Sun.

The Fourth Day - The Roanoke Area

From a turnout along the parkway. As you can see, cloudy skies are still present.

Shortly after passing Roanoke, there was a turnoff for a trail up the side of the mountain. It was very steep, but at the top, there were some rewarding views. The road is fairly narrow and one way. This is Roanoke. The large clearing in the center is the airport.

Looking west.

Looking to the east of Roanoke from the top of the mountain.

The Fourth Day - Random Pictures

The informational sign for the Peaks of Otter. Sadly, you can't really read it.

A mining operation along the Parkway.

One of the many bridges along the Parkway.