Mt. Mitchell--Blue Ridge Parkway ClosureJuly 1 2005 at 6:28 PM
|John (Login brpgsm)|
We did Mt.Rogers last friday, it was a great trip, thanks to all on this board that gave advice.
Another question, the BRP Closure between Route 80 and Mt. Mitch made it hard to get from Boone to Mt. Mitchell. We ended up taking 80 north and made our way up a dirt road off of 197 through Dillingham and coming onto the parkway near Craggy Gardens. Are there any other, out of the way dirt roads that would have gotten us to Mitchell faster (more fun)? From the Mitchell tower I thought I saw a dirt road maked as an old rail bed south-east of the mountain.
I'm always looking for a fun way to get places, darn traditional detours!