Tuesday, September 30, 2014

#72 In and about the Asheville area..

We stopped by Pisgah Brewing one afternoon and enjoyed their crafted beer.

Ronnie really liked their IPA.  I selected the Pisgah Pale and found it a little bitter for my taste.

On one of the clearer days we hiked the Craggy Pinnacle Hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  It's a great view up there!

The hike goes through a rhododendron thicket and up a complicated set of rocky stepping stones.

We also drove up to Mount Mitchell State Park.  We have been to the summit overlook so many times that on this trip we decided to do something different.  We chose to walk the short and easy Balsam Trail located right off the main parking lot.  It was an easy hike that wove in between scented firs and spruce, green ferns and moss-covered trees and rocks.  It was cool, quiet and gave us a nice opportunity to enjoy the forest.

 Predictions say the fall foliage should reach it's peak color, at this elevation, sometime next week.
 More later..


  1. Fall is my favorite time of year and you are in a great place to enjoy it!

  2. I agree with Syl :) See you soon.

  3. Ditto. Very envious that you're there during peak season. Enjoy!