Quote Originally Posted by Salty View Post
Sorry, didn't mean to get on a Wilson Creek tangent.
Don't be sorry! Besides the Highland Games, our trip was all about Wilson Creek. We spent about half our time studying the Wilson Creek map and exploring the south slope of Grandfather Mountain.

I was skeptical about the note on the map that the gravel road was "suitable for passenger cars." Then, while looking for a place to hang, we discovered that there were lots of cars using Edgemont Road, and they were all traveling much faster than we expected. That's what enticed us to go home down that road. Basically, it's the shortcut from Lenoir to Grandfather Mountain, via Collettsville, Globe and Gragg.

Like Hawk-eye said, if it weren't so close to the Big Ditch... At the very least, 421 to Lenoir and up the gravel road is a far nicer way to get to Linville and Grandfather Mountain than going through either Boone or Morganton.

Also, the cabin rentals at Betseys Ole Country Store are available year 'round. That could be a nice place to spend a winter weekend with wifey!

- MacEntyre