Cherohala Skyway area

Discussion in 'Southeast' started by NC20RT, Jun 19, 2021.

  1. NC20RT

    NC20RT Full Access Member

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    Jan 9, 2021
    Mountains of western NC
    As part of our Tail of the Dragon drive this past week we also went on local TN and NC roads to enjoy the Cherohala Skyway. The Skyway is always a fine drive but the trees are starting to get too high again along the pullouts. Maintenance was slow here in the past to correct this but when they get around to it again the drive will be as pleasant as usual. In our opinion it is every equal to the Blue Ridge Pkwy as far as scenery. The temps went from 82 degrees in Tellico Plains TN to 63 degrees at the top 5,000' level. We grabbed an excellent dessert at a local bakery (Tellico Grains, cute) and enjoyed it at one of the pullouts that still had a decent view.
    The entire loop of both the Dragon and Skyway takes the better part of the day considering we are 2 hours away.
    Photo 1 - Coming down from the top of the Skyway
    Photo 2 - One of the overlooks on the way to TOTD
    Photo 3 - On top of Fontana Dam
    Photo 4 - Lake just off TOTD near Foothills Pkwy
    Photo 5 - A Cherohala overlook

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  2. SRT-Tom

    SRT-Tom Well-Known Member Super Moderator Article Writer

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    Oct 2, 2011
    southern New Jersey
    Great photos.
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