Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rough Ridge Trail - A good one for the kiddies...

Rough Ridge Trail is has a really great hike to view ratio. It only takes about 10 minutes to get to the big vista and it's a big one folks. It goes way up from where these pictures were taken and connects to the Tanawha trail as well. The round trip is 2 miles but you don't have to do all of it to get a big pay off!
You can access the trail right off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's before the Linn Cove Viaduct if you're traveling from Blowing Rock to Linville. Great family hike... if my 2 year old can hike it, anyone can!!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Making the best of a rough winter in Blowing Rock…

This winter in the NC High Country was not as bad as last the year before but 2010/2011 came in a close second.
Items Needed for Survival:
A sense of humor!!!
Chains for tires and the ability to put them on
Non-Electric Heat
Snow pants and waterproof gloves
Yak Trax
Internet at the house so that you don’t feel so isolated
Gym Membership
Ray’s Weather
A Hobby

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