At first I was disappointed that we delayed our weekend get-a-way and left Saturday morning instead of Friday due to the weather. As it turned out it was perfect.We left home Saturday morning in the rain, and it was also raining where we were heading. It started clearing during the trip and it was perfect when we arrived.
It would have been too wet to have done any walking until around the time we got there so it worked out.
The lodge we stayed at was a few hundred yards from the entrance to parking for Linville Falls so it was easy to check in and head out. The path to the falls is easy which was good since there were a lot of puddles to avoid.Sunday was a perfect day for hiking and soaking up the view. In addition to our long hike in the Pisgah National Forest, we also enjoyed the drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and had a late afternoon lunch in Blowing Rock. Even the easier parts of the primitive trail were tricky because it was all roots and rocks and they were wet.
The colors were magnificent. I love the way it looks like someone ran amuk with magic markers across the landscape.
I'll admit that by the time we reached our car and were heading out on the road, I was happy to be enjoying the view from a comfortable car seat.
I wouldn't have minded staying to see the snow flurries that were predicted for the next night, but I definitely got more than my quota of hiking in on Sunday. At least we did have a hard frost on the windshield Sunday morning. I love those first signs of winter.I have barely scratched the surface of my photographs but I'm sure I'll work a few more into posts later on.