Foothills Parkway

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Foothills Parkway signToday we decided to allow ourselves to sleep in and have a leisurely breakfast at home rather than the protein bars we have had the past two days. We also had to make some calls regarding our next travel plans and do some other work. Mid-morning we headed out on a road trip on the Foothills Parkway. Today we drove the southern most portion from Chilhowee to Wears Valley. There is another 5 miles of it on the northern end that has been completed and then a 33 mile incomplete section in the middle. The Park Service has the right of way but the funding is not in place to complete the project. Guess what. The project began in 1944. The drive is beautiful. It reminds us of the northern portion of the Natchez Trace. No commercial traffic is allowed so it is a peaceful and slower paced drive. We stopped and did a little hike up to Look Rock Tower, and enjoyed many scenic overlooks. It was a good day in the least crowded place we have been around here.

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