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Julian Price Lake Fall Colors Field Trip

Wednesday,October 4, 2017

Fall viewing requires that you move around as the ideal place or best colors vary.  This trip is a little different because we will be driving, viewing and shooting in several locations.

Meetup at Lowe's on airport road at 7:00 am.  19 McKenna Rd. Arden.  Park at the lower end facing Best Buy.


  This is about a two hour drive.  I-26 West to I-40 East to Hwy 70 East to 221 North to the BRP  North toward Roanoke Va.  This is not a sunrise trip but the early warm light should be nice.  First stop at MM #304 Linn Cove Viaduct, then to MM #297  Julian Price Lake.  This is a great place for reflection shots.   There is a 2.7 mile loop hike around the lake [ moderate ].  Across the dam on the left is a parking area with a short hike to the river that feeds the lake. At MM # 294 Moses Cone Manor.  This is a gleaming white 20 room 13,000 SF mansion built in 1901.  It has over 3,500 acres with a 20 minute loop walk around the manor.


Lunch;  Around 1:00pm we will meet at Christa's Country Corner. 4.8 star rating. 1600 Jonas Ridge Hwy, Newland.  This is located just off the parkway at MM # 312 going back towards Asheville.


After lunch we will take a slow drive back to Hwy 25 South to airport rd.  Along the way we will stop at any overlook that looks interesting.  I will suggest the mile maker then name of overlook:

320.8 Chestoa View

361.2 Glassmine Falls

363.4 Graybeard Mt.

364.1 Craggy Dome

Join us for all or any part of the trip. 

Please RSVP Mike Merrill at [email protected]


As with all of our field trips, we require a completely filled out Release Agreement for each person attending our organized events. It is important that you have it downloaded, printed and filled out before you leave home. Have it with you when you arrive at Lowes.