Well I’m back from vacation and I have a lot of new images to show you plus a couple trail reports. We went to Blowing Rock, North Carolina and then vacationed from home for a few days. We only tried one trail in Blowing Rock – Richland Rd. We hit a really rough rocky spot on the trail and after going through a couple of difficult areas Clif decided that 1) We were alone – we had already been told by the Jeep Shop (RubiTrux) that if the Jeep became disabled to not leave it alone because there was a good chance it would get stripped – Yikes. 2) We had no cell phone coverage. 3) Even if we had cell phone coverage we had no one that we could call for help and 4) We were way past the point AAA was going to come and get us out. Clif tried to turn around but there was no room so he decided that he would back up. I got out of the Jeep for this – someone had to be available to walk out and call 911 if anything went wrong. So I alternately prayed and took photographs.
We did do other things though, took a hike, and went canoeing on a lake as well as getting up early for sunrise photographs. We drove over the viaduct. I’ve always wanted to see it but my previously mentioned fear of heights would not let me drive over it. So Clif drove over it. It’s pretty cool. We also visited the Blowing Rock. I did overcome my fear of heights to sit on top of it and get my picture taken.
I did get a lot of photographs. I’m leaving for a show in Pittsburgh tomorrow so I haven’t gotten a chance to work on all of them but I have printed and framed four for the booth and they are also available from my website. – http://www.serenityscenes.com/
Richland road in reverse
Underneath the viaduct
Me on Blowing Rock