The Blue Ridge Parkway has been closed since the big snowstorm on Dec. 18-19 with a snow-covered roadway, ice, and down trees. Bob at The Journey has beautiful photos of his trek up on the mountain earlier this week.
Seeing the snow-covered Parkway was a reminder of how it used to be before the use of snow removal equipment to open highways and byways, making it so we are not out of commission for long after winter weather. We've become used to the convenience of winter travel ... but there was a time when a two-foot snowfall with 15-foot drifts would have trapped the mountain people in their homes for much of the season. Our biggest inconvenience now is having to wait for the scenic mountain roads to reopen.
Check out Bob's photos ... they satisfy until I can get up to the Parkway. And for those who are wondering ... the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park is also closed.
Photo by SWAC Girl
20 December 2009