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Sep 18, 2014 - sept 15 peaks of otter

Today we are taking it easy and staying at the peaks of otter lodge on the blue ridge hwy. Beautiful setting on a lake great walk around lake, saw a turtle! Food was great (maybe because I didn't have to cook for once). Lots of deer in the area, all their predators have been killed off so they are everywhere, have to be careful driving.

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the remaining states

Jul 2, 2011 - Day Hike at Peaks of Otter

Yesterday, we went to Peaks of Otter. It was hot, humid, and lots of bugs and no breeze to blow them away, but a fun day nonetheless. First, we hiked up Sharp Top Trail, only about 1.5 miles, but almost 1500-foot elevation gain. We had lunch in the shelter on top of the mountain and enjoyed the great view then headed down and walked by the lake to Flat Top Mountain. This trail was about 2 miles to the top of Flat Top with another 1500-foot elevation gain! We had a great view up on this mountain too. Then, we headed down and had dinner at...

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Apr 28, 2010 - On The Trail Again

Today was our first day back on the AT, doing the eleven miles between VA 614 and Blue Ridge Parkway mile 78.5. I guess I should explain how we are running our shuttle. Even though the AT is a footpath through the woods, it often crosses roads. At those road crossings, there are often small parking areas where hikers can leave a car. We are using a website which lists all these parking areas to locate a place to park the truck while we hike a section of trail. We select two parking areas, one on the north end and the other on the south end....

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Scratchin' the Itch

Oct 31, 2008 - Blue Ridge Parkway

An Appalachian version of the Natchez Trace - Friday, October 31 Since Monticello and Montpelier are both down on the Piedmont we spent the last two nights in the rolling foothill country east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our plan for today is to return to the mountains and continue our journey on the Blue Ridge Parkway, which picks up where Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive leaves off and goes on another 469 miles down into North Carolina and Tennessee. To get to the place where we left off we have to backtrack some, so instead of...

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2008 Keys 2 Canada

Jul 2, 2008 - Blue Ridge Parkway Peaks of Otter

The Blue Ridge Parkway extends 469 miles along the crests of the southern Appalachians and links two national parks, The Great Smokey Mountains and the Shenandoah. We drove a beautiful section from Roanoke to James River. The area is heavily forested and lined with wildflowers. The views toward Peaks of Otter were beautiful but hazy.

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May 22, 2007 - Gladys VA

Lynchburg TT is a stop over on our way to Chesapeake Bay TT. In Lynchburg I was surprised that there was alot to see, that's why I only scheduled a few days there, we will have to go back. The park is very nice, it's actually in Gladys, VA. outside of Lynchburg. They have full hookups with only 30amp service and when it got hot I wished we had 50amp so both air conditioners could run. They have alarge lake with boat dock, a fishing pier, and they were putting new sand down for the beach area, in their activity center you had WiFi, the adult...

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Sep 17, 2005 - Visit to Rich & Cheryl's in VA

September 17...leaving Marion NC. We got on the road around 9 AM. Rich left just before us. Donna and Gus would be on the road within the hour I'm sure. We had a quick trip going on I-40 to Asheboro, NC. We arrived at "Deep River Campground" around 12 noon. I quickly got our Web site up to date. I knew I wouldn't have time the next week to write anything. Sunday September 18 we took a side trip to Virginia with the "little red truck" to visit with Rich & Cheryl. They are members of our gold club. It was a very scenic three hour drive. We...

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