Right now, the Blue Ridge Parkway information line says that the BRP is closed everywhere in North Carolina that they can close it. That’s a pretty definitive statement. It is also about 12 deg. in Asheville.
So I’m reminiscing about the Carolina Mountain Club New Year’s Day hike in Green River Game lands outside of Flat Rock. We had to change our hike route because of high snow drifts on the trails. We walked on snow and slush.
We took the Stairsstep Falls Trail, a new one for me. The falls are small and not easy to get to. I scrambled down on the snow and hoped I wouldn’t slip further down.
Mostly though, it was a social hike on old roads. We caught up with our holiday travels and then talked about possible summer plans.
That should keep us warm for a while.