Blue Ridge Parkway Trip ~ 1999
Photos by: Jim McMullen & Maggie Mullins
Below are 20 pictures from a trip that my better-half and I took back in August 1999 on a 1986 Honda Goldwing. We traveled the entire length of the Blue Ridge Parkway (469 miles) during this trip.
We started the trip in Franklin, Ohio, which is located between Dayton and Cincinnati. We headed east to the Shenandoah National Park, VA traveling largely on US-50 once we got over to Chillicothe, Ohio. Our first night was spent in Royal Front, VA near the beginning of the park. On day 2 we cruised south thru the National Park and onto the beginning of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
During most of the trip thru Virginia on the BR Pkwy was done in fog, sometimes very thick. We didn't hit any rain, but the fog was so heavy that we needed our rain suits on! With all the winding roads the fog made for some tense riding in spots. Our second overnight stop was in Troutville, VA (Roanoke Area).
From Ashville, NC we proceeded north back to Franklin, Ohio mostly cruising up I-75. This ride was actually a quick trip, but time only allowed us four days to make the loop. Next time I make this loop, hopefully the fog won't be quite so bad and I'll have another day or two to cruise the parkway.
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