Traveling - Blue Ridge Mountains

2019 Trip
5/23-5/25 Boone/Blowing Rock
5/25-5/26 in Pisgah Natl Forest
5/26-5/28 in Asheville

Thursday hike:
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/north-carolina/glen-burney-trail
Friday hike:
https://ashevilletrails.com/blue-ridge-parkway/rough-ridge-hike/
Saturday hike:
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/north-carolina/hawksbill-mountain-trail
Sunday Hike:
https://ashevilletrails.com/blue-ridge-parkway/crabtree-falls-nc/

Camp Coffee, Blowing Rock - we didn’t get here! Next time!
Hatchet Coffee, Boone
https://hatchetcoffee.com/
This was a great place to hit up before our hike! Our coffee was great and they have little pastries and snacks too, and they also will give you a tour of the coffee roasting.
Juice Boone (juice, smoothies)
http://juiceboone.com/
Great, albeit pricey, smoothies and juices.
Melanie’s Food Fantasy, Boone (breakfast and lunch)
Eat Kindly, Boone (Vegan, smoothies)
Our Daily Bread, Boone (sandwiches)
https://odbourdailybread.com/
Proper, Boone
http://propermeal.com/
This was a great place for Southern fare, and a great romantic atmosphere. We loved what we ate- I think we both got specials- and ate outside with twinkly lights. The service was awesome, the food was fun and enjoyable, and the night was romantic. Check it out!
The Speckled Trout, Blowing Rock
https://thespeckledtrout.com/
This was a great place for a quick, casual sit down meal. We sat outside and ate ravenously after a hard day of hiking on the trails and enjoyed great comfort food and some local beers.
Over Yonder, Valle Crucis - we didn’t get here!

Live Music:
5/23 5:30pm Songwriters in the Round, Hatchet Coffee, Boone
5/24 7pm, Valle Crucis Community Park
5/25 11:30pm, Upright and Breathin, Lost Province Brewing, Boone

Asheville
Hole Doughnut
https://www.hole-doughnuts.com/
Trade and Lore Coffee
https://www.tradeandlore.com/
Buxton Hall BBQ
http://www.buxtonhall.com/
Seth and I had a small tiff when we ate here, but nevertheless the food did not disappoint! More NC style BBQ than what you would expect, but amazing meat, sides, and OH DESSERT!
Chai Pani
http://www.chaipaniasheville.com/
We sat outside and had awesome street Indian food. CANNOT recommend more. You will not be disappointed!
Battery Park Book Exchange in Grove Park Arcade
http://batteryparkbookexchange.com/
This place was wonderful- book store/champagne bar with small snacks. We sat and relaxed while perusing the books we bought. A great afternoon.
River Arts District
We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon perusing art galleries, breweries, and enjoying the sunshine on the river. Not to be missed.
Rhubarb
We went here to celebrate our anniversary- it was a lovely evening sitting outside and listening to live music in the streets of Asheville and enjoying great farm-to-table food.
http://rhubarbasheville.com/

Things to do/check out:
Canoe on the river
Owl Bakery
https://www.owlbakery.com/
The Admiral
https://www.theadmiralasheville.com/
Taco Billy
http://tacobillyasheville.com/

2020 Trip:

Hikes:
https://ashevilletrails.com/linville-gorge/linville-falls-plunge-basin-trail/

Grandfather Mountain
Mount Mitchell
https://www.ncparks.gov/grandfather-mountain-state-park/trails
https://grandfather.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Trail-map.pdf

https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/parkway-map/
https://www.nps.gov/carto/hfc/carto/media/BLRIParkMap.pdf
https://www.nps.gov/blri/planyourvisit/nc-trails.htm
https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/hiking/
https://ashevilletrails.com/blue-ridge-parkway/
https://ashevilletrails.com/linville-gorge/

45 mins-1hr drive, all in the same area:
https://ashevilletrails.com/pisgah-national-forest/looking-glass-rock-trail/
https://ashevilletrails.com/blue-ridge-parkway/skinny-dip-falls-trail/
https://ashevilletrails.com/blue-ridge-parkway/graveyard-fields-trail-waterfalls/
https://ashevilletrails.com/blue-ridge-parkway/devils-courthouse-mountains-to-sea-trail-black-balsam-knob/
https://ashevilletrails.com/pisgah-national-forest/moore-cove-falls-trail/
https://ashevilletrails.com/blue-ridge-parkway/black-balsam-knob-tennent-mountain-loop/
https://ashevilletrails.com/blue-ridge-parkway/sam-knob-trail/

Pretty long drive:
https://ashevilletrails.com/mount-mitchell-state-park/old-mitchell-trail-commissary-trail-loop/

 
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