Mom and dad's hiking has slowed a bit with the colder weather and for other reasons, but they recently took an hour and a half drive west to do some easy hiking in Bryson City and the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
They'd read about a curious landmark known as the Road to Nowhere Tunnel and had to check it out for themselves.
I won't get into the story here as there is a plethora of information about its history, photos galore and whatnot otherall online. Dad says Google it. I say he's a lazy ass and in a mood.
|Mom On Her Way Into the Tunnel|
After meandering through the damp, chilly graffiti-covered tunnel, they took an easy walk on one of the shorter trails just to be out in the fresh air.
|Mom Atop the Tunnel|
Oh, and yes, the road on the other end of the tunnel does, indeed go nowhere. It just ends, just like that. Parts of the story of the tunnel reminded dad of the history of Quabbin Reservoir up in Massachusetts in that people, homes & businesses were displaced in the name of "progress". We'll just leave it at that.
|Yep, More Mom|
|View of the Tuckasegee River on the Way to the Tunnel|