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The two RV Gypsies
at Mt. Mitchell State Park
South Toe, NC
October 16, 2019

Below: A very windy, narow, dirt road which barely fits two cars passing each other. Luckily, the two RV Gypsies did not meet another car on this 7-mile twisty road which got much narrower than the photo below shows and often had ditches on the side of the road. They did not follow the GPS direction when leaving Mount Mitchell State Park because they did not want to drive this road again. It was impossible to see if a car was coming around any of the corners.

GPS view of curvy roads GPS view of curvy roads
road to Curtis Creek Road
sign to Mount Mitchell State Park Mount Mitchell State Park sign
First National Forest Tract informational sign Pisgah Nation Forest Sign
Curtis Creek Curtis Creek
sign about NC's first state park

Big Laurel Gap Overlook sign

fall colors
Curtis Vally Overlook sign
fall colors
Karen Duquette liked this tree view from Curtis Vally Overlook
fall colors by the road fall colors by the road

Below: The view of Mt. Mitchell was lost in the fog. The weather changed from fog to clear, and from cloudy to sunny, quite often during the day.

sign about Mt. Mitchell foggy view of Mt. Mitchell
foggy road
fall colors first signs of Autumn colors
rainbow far below in the valley rainbow far below in the valley

Below: Bald Knob parking area on the way up to Mt. Mitchell was quite foggy but was much clearer on the way back.

Bald Knob parking area sign Bald Knob parking area sign
Bald Knob parking area view Bald Knob parking area view

Bald Knob parking area view

fall colors
fall colors fall colors
elevation sign end of NC Scenic Byway sign

Below: The two RV Gypsies explored the Visitor Center at Mt. Mitchell

info about Big Tom Wilson
talking statue of Big Tom Wilson

Below: Signs (located outside and inside the Vistor Center) about Elisha Mitchell and his grave site, which is at the top of the path the two RV Gypsies walked.

sign about Elisha Mitchell's grave site sign about Elisha Mitchell's grave site

Below: The path to Elisha Mitchell's grave site, and the overlook at Mt. Mitchell.

path to Elisha Mitchell's grave site Old Mitchell Trailhead
path to Elisha Mitchell's grave site path to Elisha Mitchell's grave site
Lee Duquette the two RV Gypsies at Mount Mitchell
Elisha Mitchell's grave marker Elisha Mitchell's grave

Below: Signs telling the names of mountains and cities nearby,

view to the west view to the north
view to the east view to the south
view from Mt. Mitchell view from Mt. Mitchell
view from Mt. Mitchell view from Mt. Mitchell
view from Mt. Mitchell view from Mt. Mitchell
view from Mt. Mitchell Lee Duquette on Mt. Mitchell
view from Mt. Mitchell clouds at Mt. Mitchell

Karen became obsessed with the changing cloud formations.

changing cloud formation changing cloud formation
changing cloud formation changing cloud formation
changing cloud formation
Mount Mitchell marker Mount Mitchell marker and Karen Duquette's foot
view from Mt. Mitchell view from Mt. Mitchell
Lee Duquette's hair Lee Duquette on the path down

Below: The two RV Gypsies ate at the Mt. Mitchell Restaurant and had a nice table by the window. The food was good, but all of the food was cold. Food was served on paper plates with plastic forks.

view from the restaurant window

Below: Lee like the hanging Black Bear Canvas in the Restaurant store.

Black Bear sign

Time to head back off the mountain.

Green Knob overlook autumn colors
view from Green Knob overlook tralhead
Rough Ridge Tunnel sign Rough Ridge Tunnel
Rough Ridge Tunnel Rough Ridge Tunnel
Twin Tunnels sign Twin Tunnels
Twin Tunnels Twin Tunnels

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