Mountain Vacation, First Day

This isn’t much of a photo, but the significance is the location. We left Chattanooga, TN on Tuesday morning headed for Cherokee, NC and then Asheville for our next stay. Driving up into the Smokey Mountains we passed a sign for Boyds Gap and of cource we had to stop.

I don’t know the history of this spot, but I will be trying to find out who the Boyds were and when they were here…

Ocoee Scenic Byway
U.S. Hwy. 64/F.S. Road 77
First National Forest Scenic By-Way in the United States. Consists of 26 miles of highway that winds alongside the Ocoee River and up to the Chilhowee Campground on Forest Service Road #77. The highway passes through scenic areas dominated by rock bluffs, mountain peaks, and historic sites such as the Ocoee Flume Line and Powerhouses, Confederate Camp, and Old Copper Road. The panoramic views from the Chilhowee Overlooks and Boyd Gap are favorites of photographers.

Here is half of our party of 6 at our first stop…Don’t you just love the overlooks?

More to come…
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