Field Trip - Tuesday October 30th
Craggy Gardens and Pixie Forest / Sunset and Tailgate Photo Op
Meet at 3:00 pm at Ingles in Skyland, 1865 Hendersonville Rd. Asheville. Drive north on hwy 25 to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Turn right on the BRP and drive north to mile marker 363.4. This will be the "Greybeard" overlook, about 45 min drive. There is a narrow path that leads into the woods. The trees in this area of the parkway are not very tall. They have a wavering look about their trunks and the grass is tall with a drooping effect that gives this place a dreamlike magical and pleasantly unreal quality. The setting sun and long shadows should add to the effect.
The next overlook north is the "Glassmine Falls" overlook. The fall is too far to make a good image but this is a great place for panoramas. We will leave here at about 5:30 and drive south to the Craggy Gardens Visitor Center at mile marker 367 on the right. The center will be closed but the restrooms are open. Sunset is 6:30. This will give us plenty of time to back in, set up, and enjoy our tailgate party , so bring your own snacks, sandwiches and drinks.
After sunset we will drive South to Hwy 25 south back to Ingles for any cars left at the lot.
Google Pixie Forest Asheville for images, weather looks good except for scattered showers but that is normal for this time of year.
There are several photo opportunities in this area so do some research or ask me when we arrive at the first stop. As always, please have your CCOH release agreement with you at the meet-up location and join us for all or any part of the trip.