The Blue Ridge Mountains are so deserving of the name. I imagine there are over 250 waterfalls, as many streams as well as multiple National and State Forests and one National Park within 1 - 2 hours drive of my home. So beautiful and so peaceful. A great place to hang the hat.
"Up and down"
The hiking is so plentiful. Yet even though the mountains are 'smaller' then the west, don't sell short the degree of incline. This picture is on the Applachian Trail, overlooking the French Broad River. There are hot springs, natural, in this town and it ahs so much to offer. Spend a day on the AT, have dinner at the Spring Creek Cafe, then enjoy the hot tubs or a therapuetic masage. All together, it makes a fine day. Tomorrow, it is white water kayaking or rafting.
The colors are brilliant. Reds, yellows, purples, oranges, oh my! Just awesome to look at. Comegive us a visit.