Blueridge Parkway 

Is probably one of North America's most gorgeous scenic drives during the Fall season. I decided to plan a couple of days along the parkway starting in Asheville, NC.

Day 1

On the first day, I opted for Sunrise at Rough Ridge Lookout. By the time I had made it to the location, there were only about 30 minutes until sunrise, so I was running behind. I had never hiked this trail before, so I had to wing it and run the way up. At around 10 minutes to sunrise, I made it to the top, completely out of breath to catch the golden hour looking out at the Linn Cove Viaduct. 

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One of my favorite parts of driving the Blueridge Parkway was the fog that would roll in during the early hours of the day and create a fantastic atmosphere. After exploring various stops along the parkway, I hiked down to Crabtree Falls; the image below doesn't begin to give you the proper sense of scale. It was massive. I spent a bit longer than I should have at the falls and had to race to catch the sunset, which did not disappoint.

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Day 2

At this point in the trip, I had not seen as much Fall color as I would have liked as I was about a week early from peak color. But on the second day was Graveyard Fields which is obviously where all of that Fall color was hiding.

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