Just got back to Burlington, Vermont from a tour of the BRP and the Smokey Mountains. Wow!! What a trip. Spent the first night in a cabin at a Front Royal campground. Hit Skyline at 6am, bears and deer! Next night was at Boone campground, lots of skunks. 6am traveled to Ski Beech and Valle Cruiz, on 194, a deer almost ran into me. Incredible curvey roads, Hotel in Cherokee, needed a good night sleep. 6am on Newfound Gap road to Clingmans Dome, No traffic, took pictures of the sun coming up. Then went to Caves Code, then took the Parsons road. This was a tricky, enjoyed the back country but was a little nervous, what happens if my bike has a problem? That's why I have a Versys, it's dependable. Ended up on the Dragon, I have never seen so many fast riders! For me it was a thrill to watch these knee draggers. Then traveled to Cataloochee Valley, saw Elk number 24, and a few bears. Met some wonderful rangers! This is another tricky road, thanks for my Versys the road was fun. Camp that night at the Nascar campground in Maggie Valley. It was funny to see my solo tent amongst all of the RV's. Next day, out at 5am and started my journey back from the beginning of the BRP. Watch for the turkeys! The views were amazing! And again there in almost no traffic between 5am and 8am. This journey was one I will make again soon, I enjoyed every moment, the riding and this area has so much to offer!
Didn't see any Versys in NC, TN or VA, but saw a blue one going south on 81 and a blue one going south on 88. Almost all of the bikes were Harley's or look alikes, Surprised with the number of trikes. Not the Can Am style. Ride early in the morning, but be careful of animals. The BRP is it great shape and for me the road from the end to just passed Boone was the interesting, meaning great views. Had lots of fun, till next time, Enjoy!