Sunday, May 8, 2016

Blue Ridge Parkway # 2.

There are a number of entrances to the parkway.  Each entrance has a visitor's center where maps and brochures are available.  The visitor's centers have the cancellation stamps for the National Parks Passport books.  See the rain drops on Treky's windshield? My Golden Age pass got me into the park free of admission and half price on the campground fees.  These passes are available (under another name) for anyone and may be purchased at any site operated by the National Park Service for $10.00.  So far on this trip alone, the pass has saved me $140.00.

Rain & fog - The Blue Ridge Parkway links two eastern national parks - - - Shenandoah and the Great Smoky Mountains.

I don't have a clue of what is around that bend.  I must be careful - It may be another biker.  Treky says, "Slow down". There are nine campgrounds (they charge a fee - I paid $14.00 per night.)  Each campground has drinking water and restrooms - but that's all.

Fog is getting thicker

This is the Shenandoah Valley as advertised by the previous sign.  Fog.  Not much detail.

One of the nicer visitor's centers is Humpback Rocks.  Picture taken through Treky's wet windshield.  Sorry.

As always, Treky patiently waits on me.  He is alone in the lot.  He says, "People with brains went home and got out of this rain and fog."

Exterior of the Humpback Rocks visitor's center.

Blue Ridge Parkway is one of over 400 parks in the National Park System.

One more  post and we'll be finished with the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Ron & Treky


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