Thursday, January 15, 2009

winter adventure

Here's a photo of some Milligan friends (Emily, Jeremiah and Tyler) who journeyed last week with me up the icy roads to visit the Roan. It was snowy and cold. And very windy. My fingers were numb. And so we didn't really get too far or stay too long. But I'm happy to report that the views were glorious and we had fun on our winter adventure. :)

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
--T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) poet


  1. Really cold weather like we're having up here in Michigan really lowers the incentive for going outdoors to shoot. Just because my camera is rated for sub-zero weather doesn't mean I am. :)

  2. I thought the road up to Roan was closed at this time of year.

  3. It's a whopping 5 degrees here this a.m., which is unusually cold for east TN. Not very inclinded to get out in this weather either, William.

    The road to Carver's Gap on Roan Mtn is open all year - it's just I wouldn't recommend taking it after a heavy snow or if there's ice. They do a pretty good job of clearing it, but don't use much salt. The road leading from Carver's Gap to the top of the Roan (the old Cloudland hotel site and the Rhododendron Gardens) IS closed during the winter months. But you can still park at Carver's Gap and hike the AT to the top.


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