Parking area for Devil's Courthouse on the Blue Ridge Parkway, elevation 5700 ft. The Parkway is still closed due to snow and ice, so we hiked here from Hwy 215 on the Mountain To The Sea trail.
Sky alerting to another hiker approaching, she is very attentive on the trail and always lets me know when other hikers are close by.
Pictures above and the next 2 sets are from our hike today. Since the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed due to snow and ice still on the ground at this elevation, we decided to try a trail from Hwy 215 that is part of the Mountain To The Sea trail system. There is a series of trails both thru wonderful natural areas in Western North Carolina, and incorporated green ways and small town Main streets that will take you all the way to the Atlantic Ocean, some 400 + miles across North Carolina. A good deal of the trail in my area runs parallel to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and at times runs together with other area trails. Sky, Joe and I are so fortunate to live in this area with so much natural beauty, no matter the time of year. And hikes like this make for a very tired puppy, and we all know a tired Weimaraner is a very good Weimaraner!