the wandering chick
...the Blue Ridge Parkway
and Maggie Valley, NC
These pictures were taken along the southern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, between Milepost 412 and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Above and Right: Looking Glass Rock is so named because of the glaring reflection from the sun when water freezes on its granite surface.
It can be seen from Milepost 417 along the Blue Ridge Parkway, but is actually in the Pisgah National Forest.
Table Rock Mountain can be seen from Mileposts 320 near Linville Falls on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Above , Left and Below:Linville Falls in the Blue Ridge is at Milepost 320. It's an easy walk to the falls, and they can be seen from several overlooks.
Maggie Valley is a charming little town on Highway 19 at the foot the the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina. Nothing fancy, but friendly people and lots of walking trails.
I did a lot of walking behind the Hillbilly Campground, up Campbell Creek Rd to Johnson Branch Rd. These pictures (above and below) were taken there.
Above: B-road 32 runs north to south, skirting the eastern edge of the Great Smoky Mountains. This shot was taken at one of the few areas where you could pull over to take a picture.
Left: Mingo Falls is located outside Cherokee, NC, off of Big Cove Road. It's a short walk to the falls.
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