Grandfather Mountain and Rough Ridge, North Carolina.

October 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Last week the family and I went to Blowing Rock for a couple days.  We managed to hike the short-but-awesome Rough Ridge Trail, and I was able to get up early each day and enjoy some nice sunrises.

I started off with a sunrise at Price Lake on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  I tried to let the wife sleep in, so little Charles was bundled up in his carseat right next to me for this series of photos...

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Price LakePrice LakeJulian Price Memorial Park We headed to Rough Ridge a little later in the day for some sweet views of the Linn Cove Viaduct and Grandfather Mountain.

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Blue Ridge Parkway SceneryBlue Ridge Parkway SceneryScenery from the Wilson Creek and Beacon Heights area of North Carolina. After a relaxing night by the fire at our rental, I headed out to the Linn Cove Viaduct for some early morning stars and sunrise.  

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