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Blue Ridge Parkway, January 2010

January 16, 2010

The Blue Ridge Parkway remains closed, due to impassable conditions and debris covering roads.  The National Park Service is working on removal of downed trees but the damage is extensive.

One of our readers visited property along the Virginia-North Carolina border on January 14th and 15th.  These photos explain what she encountered when she ventured near the Parkway.

This photo is of the parkway itself.  Yes, that is a paved road!

Taken at sunrise, and with Pilot Mountain on the horizon, the next photo explains why the Blue Ridge Parkway draws so many travelers each year: these ancient mountains are breath-takingly beautiful.

Photos courtesy of Kathleen Simms, outdoor enthusiast and mountain lover.

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