We were lucky to arrange our schedules this week to squeeze in a hike. And some leaf peepin'.
Take a drive south on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The elevation affects the leaf colors so keep going!
Keep going past Pisgah Inn.
Ok, stop at some overlooks and snap some pics. You're almost to one of WNC's best hikes!
Just past Graveyard Fields (FYI - no gravestones there) is Black Balsam Knob. Pull over and hike up up up.
Clouds will roll in and out. You will get hot then cold then hot again.
Families, dogs, serious hikers and toddlers will pass you by but keep going.
Keep roaming this mountain bald to feel on top of everything. Wave to those on the other mountain bald and simply enjoy the view.
On September 20th-21st, ASAP hosted its annual Western North Carolina Farm Tour. 37 farms were featured this year! Although I couldn't make it to all of them, I was lucky to visit 4 that I have never been to before.
We took our tour on Sunday and families were out all afternoon learning about farm life and where food comes from. It was touching to see kids getting excited about gardening and farming as it is so important to understand your food source.
The farms on the tour represent so many different products. Molasses, vegetables, meat, flowers. It is special to see the farmers proud of their operation and happy to open their doors to the public.
The above photos were taken at Ivy Creek Family Farm.