Sunday, November 16, 2008

magical

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event.
--Author Unknown

Above: Unaka Mountain Road. Click here to see a photo of this same stretch of road taken last month.

Even though there was only an inch or two of snow, the road was icy and treacherous. But that didn't stop the dozen or so SUVs, trucks, and one car I saw heading up the mountain in search of a wonderland adventure. It got so icy near Horseback Ridge that we turned around, put it in first and slowly made our descent. I can only imagine that now after more traffic and another thaw/freeze cycle that the road is nearly impassable at the top. They usually close the gate on this road once people start getting stuck or in trouble up there -- glad they didn't have to close it on account of me! If you want to see some snow, I'd head up to Roan Mountain. They usually keep the road to Carver's Gap in pretty good shape.

9 comments:

  1. Both this winter scene and the fall photo are beautiful. Enjoy your photography.

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  2. Great picture! We had some snow here last night and it was beautiful!

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  3. I love early snows--it sticks on the branches and makes the "wonderland" complete!

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  4. Hey I must have passed you, that was the first place I headed for snow pictures too!

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  5. Great Photo! We haven't gotten any of the "White Stuff" yet. It's comming sooner or later. Always nice to see snow in the beginning.

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  6. This is absolutely beautiful. I so enjoy your photographs.

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  7. I love that road, it sets a great stage for a picture at any time of the year!

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  8. This is beautiful! I am so glad you braved the Mountain road to get it!

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