Over the weekend a good friend of mine came up to the mountains from Chapel Hill. We enjoyed a great day of rock climbing and then hiked up the Rough Ridge Trail to soak in the amazing views of the gorge. Here are a few shots from Sunday evening. To find out more information about hiking the Rough Ridge Trail, check out Explore Boone Area’s article on Rough Ridge. Next time you’re up in Boone or Blowing Rock be sure to give this trail a try!
Here’s the view this morning over Boone public golf course. I could walk home from the spot and my office is way before the first mountain. I enjoy a beautiful 3 minute commute to work. we moved here from Chicago 20 years ago for this kind of quality of life. and we have enjoyed every minute of it. I guess the truth is the fact that my 28 year old son has returned to Boone to work with me in the real estate business and enjoy living in the mountains. Come on up to the mountains stop in and visit us.
Blowing Rock is known for it’s high concentration of waterfalls. If you hike anywhere along the Blue Ridge Parkway you’ll be sure to find breathtaking waterfalls like the one above. This is a great place to live!
It’s looking like great weekend full of sunshine with highs in the upper 70′s! If you’re looking for something to do that’s fun, active and beautiful I suggest you go biking out in Todd, NC. If you don’t have a bike or don’t feel like hauling it with, no need to panic – you can rent bikes in Todd. Railroad Grade Rd is a popular road to ride because it’s flat and scenic. Follow the New River for the entire ride and forget about that stressful week at work. Todd may be a rural community but I assure you there’s plenty to do! Watch the tubers float by or stop by the Todd General Store for a cold drink and tasty sandwich.
Also, if it gets too hot outside and you need to take a dip in cool, refreshing mountain water, check out our blog post on The Top 10 Swimming Holes around Boone, NC. Have a great weekend y’all.
Here’s a map so you can see a popular 7 mile (roundtrip) ride.
View Railroad Grade Biking Route in a larger map