Blowing Rock Loop-US 221 to the Blue Ridge Parkway across Linn Cove Viaduct and back-31.6 miles and 2594 feet of elevation.

My friend recommended a route out US 221 almost to Grandfather Mountain and returning on the parkway. Great recommendation on a beautiful morning.

Great old roadside stand

As you can see I was getting to Rough Ridge and the weather and wind began to really pick up.

View from Cone Manor

The ORIGINAL Mast General Store. Always cool never grows old. Still has a working post office.

Old picture from Mast

Big day today. Looks like weather here may change. Big peace out Tres dog