Monday, June 9, 2014


Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living. --Miriam Beard (1876-1958) American historian.

The rhododendron and flame azalea are nearly in full bloom at Carver's Gap and on the balds in the Roan Highlands. This weekend would be the perfect time to hike out to Jane Bald to see them in all their glory. I didn't make it up to the gardens, but it's usually a week or so behind. This year's Rhododendron Festivals are on June 21-22nd in Roan Mountain, TN and June 20-21st in Bakersville, NC.

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