Saturday, August 1, 2009

the high road

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
--Seneca (c. 4 BC – AD 65) Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist

Don't know about you, but I'm ready for a break from the rain. I think I picked the rainiest week of the summer to have my roof re-shingled. But the good thing is that the rain can make for some pretty scenes if you're willing to venture out. Immediately after the rain seems to be the best time to find beautiful scenes like this.

This is the Unaka Mountain Road - which often is shrouded with clouds and mist. They've recently been working on the twelve mile gravel road some up there, a never-ending job. Parts of it are still pretty rough -- especially the spur off the main road leading to Unaka Mountain Overlook. A high-clearance vehicle is definitely needed for that section. But this rough road does indeed lead to great things. Click here to read my long post describing all there is to see on Unaka Mountain.

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