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post #1 of 5 Old 11-19-2009, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
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Clingman's Dome Ride 11/15

I was unable to join some friends out at Brown Mtn Sunday for some off road riding, so I took a little trip out through Asheville, Cherokee, Smokies, Hartford, Hotsprings, and Marshall. Beautiful day for a ride. I stopped up at Clingman's Dome (great road leading up there by the way). Here are a few pics from up top.






Panorama of the view up top:



Here is the observation deck...pretty cool walkway leading up to it. Another panorama shot (I get carried away with them sometime)



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Excellent choice - right in my backyard...

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I've been up to clingmans several times but it's been a while. The tourist volume always scares me off. Beautiful pictures.Thanks for the reminder that it is worth getting up there sometime. I guess the winter isn't nearly as bad as summer for that ride.
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My wife and I wend for a ride on Sunday.

I suggested Clingman's Dome.

I said, "It's a beautiful clear day we'll probably get a view this time."

She didn't think so, so it was Mt. Mitchell for us.

Nice pics, I'm glad to see that they get some clear days there.

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I've been up to clingmans several times but it's been a while. The tourist volume always scares me off. Beautiful pictures.Thanks for the reminder that it is worth getting up there sometime. I guess the winter isn't nearly as bad as summer for that ride.

I was worried about the traffic volume as well. Not so bad...all things considered. I was thinking to myself that it was the fastest that I have been able to ride through the park in a long time. That road going up to Clingman's Dome is always a hoot!

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