Tag Archives: Blue Ridge Parkway

Parkway South Scout – September 2020

Stops included Courthouse Valley Overlook, Graveyard Fields/Second Falls Overlook, Herrin Knob Overlook, Pigeon Gap, Pounding Mill Overlook, Wolf Mountain Overlook, & many other interesting spots in between! Photography by Richard Holzman & Penny Longhurst. Click on any picture to zoom. … Continue reading

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Bear Pen Gap to Wet Camp Gap – August 10 & 13, 2020

Photography by Penny Longhurst & Aleta Tisdale. Click on any picture to zoom.  

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Sam Knob – Flat Laurel Creek Loop Scout – August 11 & 17, 2020

Charlie & Alice hiked the loop on August 11th & Penny hiked the meadow on August 17th. Photography by Alice & Charlie Brice and Penny Longhurst. Click on any picture to enter the slide show.   Plants that are non-native … Continue reading

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Bull Gap In-and-Out Scout – August 6, 2020

History of Rattlesnake Lodge Joe hiked in-and-out from Bull Gap towards Rattlesnake Lodge. Photography by Joe Standaert. (Click on any picture to zoom & enter the slide show). Plants that are non-native to North America are indicated by an asterisk … Continue reading

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Frying Pan Gap Loop Scout – August 4, 2020

Hiked Frying Pan Gap Trail from the gate to the campground and then returned along the Parkway.  Photography by Penny Longhurst. Click on any picture to zoom & enter the slide show. Plants that are non-native to North America are … Continue reading

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Big Ridge & Shut-In Trails Scout – July 27, 2020

Charlie & Alice suggested these spots. Great idea! Hiked from Big Ridge Overlook north to the Parkway & then back along the road, and then from Mills River Overlook north.  Joe  & Mary stopped off at Mills River Overlook on … Continue reading

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Parkway South Scout – July 20, 2020

BAD NEWS! The mowers have taken out the large Turk’s Cap Lily seen near Wolf Mountain Overlook on July 13 (hard to believe they couldn’t see it!), as well as loads of other unique plants and left deep, wet, muddy … Continue reading

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Hemphill Bald & Heintooga Ridge Road Scout – July 14, 2020

Joe and Mary drove up the Heintooga Ridge Road to the end of the paved section and then hiked the Hemphill Bald trail from Polls Gap. Photography by Joe Standaert. Click on any picture to enter the slide show. Plants … Continue reading

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Wolf Mountain Overlook Scout – July 13, 2020

BAD NEWS! Stopped here today (July 20, 2020) and sadly the mowers had taken out the Turk’s Cap Lily as well as loads of other unique plants and left deep, wet, muddy ruts for several hundred yards along the Parkway. … Continue reading

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Bear Pen Gap to Wet Camp Gap – June 3, 2020

We stopped at Wolf Mountain Overlook on the way home, so I’ve included pictures taken there. Photography by Penny Longhurst. Click on any picture to zoom.

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