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"If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else." --- Yogi Berra

Fryingpan Mtn Tower

Frying Pan Mountain Tower

The hike departs from a grassy parking area just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at MP 409.6, several miles south of Mt Pisgah. (Compared to other popular hikes on the Parkway, like Black Balsam Knob and the uber-popular Graveyard Fields waterfalls, the hike’s understated trailhead is easy to miss. Park off the Parkway and don’t block the metal gate.)

The hike trails around the metal gate blocking the gravel road, immediately beginning its ascent to the summit. (There’s a path to the right of the gravel road that leads to the Mt Pisgah campground; follow the road, not the trail.) The hike climbs steadily, wandering through swaths of tall wildflowers and thickets of wild blueberries.

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  • April 12, 2014

    This is just a little walk up a wide trail / road to the tower from the Blueridge Parkway.  It’s good for little kids or adults that aren’t used to hiking. [image caption=”April 11 2014″]http://www.sandyrumsey.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/fryingpan_mtn_tower.jpg[/image] [image caption=”April 11 2014″]http://www.sandyrumsey.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/fryingpan_mtn-21.jpg[/image] [image caption=”April 11 …

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