Sunday, April 29, 2012

Davidson River

Davidson River near Brevard NC is one of the 100 Top Trout streams in America, near a vibrant college town (with a trout stream flowing into its city limits), at the foot of the most spectacular part of the Blue Ridge Parkway (from which many, many trout streams flow), a town packed with great places to eat (trout), and site of an extensive National Forest Campground WITH A TROUT STREAM RUNNING THROUGH IT.  
Our easy tow over here was through the Nantahala Gorge (trout stream), past Al’s favorite restaurant (views of trout stream, kayakers in neon wetsuits and, quite honestly, the best food you are ever likely to eat while dripping wet.) We once deplored the Great Smoky Mountain Expressway, but now find it breathtaking and SMOOTH. We finished with 35 miles over the highest part of the BRP.
IMG_3062We think we will submit this one to the Airforums thread “What’s out your Airstreams door?”


Looking Glass Rock from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Log Hollow Gap.

Down the scenic Highway 276 (beside the famous Trout stream), we entered the campsite to a friendly greeting from Jim and Mary.  After the circle dance of site choosing and registration, we ate a quick supper and hit the river about seven (in the stretch Mary told us about) where we fished downstream of Jim and Patty trounced both of us.  Will this abuse never end?

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