(Just listen to the music as you read….)
Cort and I have been planning our next motorcycle trip to the Moonshiner Trail.
It is named this because it was the road that moonshine ran in and out of NC/TN on and the revenuer’s chased the moonshiner’s. Twisty, turny, loopy, switchbacks, etc. We can’t wait! It’s about a 300 mile ride to get there and it is on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains at NC/TN. I am told that the trail is full of local artisan’s and crafters, antiques and a whole lot of folklore!
Here is the local map of the area. I love the names of some of the places. Wild Cat Corners, CatDaddy Cliffs, Hillbilly Pop, etc.. I’ve seen some of the photos from the website and it is beautiful! There is even a waterfall that falls over the road and you ride underneath it!
We are still looking for a place to stay while there. One of them is called ” Two Wheel Inn” it is a motel for bikers that includes a motorcycle garage with each room-big enough for two bikes. Not a necessity, although nice. It is located near the places we plan to ride to.
We also plan to ride the Tail of the Dragon. I have been reading on that and it seems to be closed as of today. Apparantly a rock slide has closed part of the road. So, that ride is up in the air right now. But there are plenty of other opportunities in that area.
This is the Cherohala Skyway.
One of the many twisties…yeeha!
( all photos from www.tailofthedragon.com)