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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 21st, 2008, 11:47 am Thread Starter
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Question Favorite Campgrounds NC/VA Blue Ridge Parkway?

Hey folks.

Starting to map out a spring (Later April or May) camping trip along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Right now the plan is for maybe 4 -5 days ride with wife as pillon. I know lots of places to camp but also want to explore some others. Would most likely do the Parkway from Cherokee NC to Lynchburg VA. (That's a 5 hr ride to begin with and then 2hr to get home). With wife along I tend to look for campgrounds that are a bit quieter, grassier, and bathhouses a bit cleaner. In this trip there may not be a goal of total miles per day but an easy fun day traveling/stopping and then set up camp and have time to explore local stuff. So folks.. give up your gems of places.

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Nov 22nd, 2008, 8:40 am
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Stephen,
I got these from Tim Smith of the NPS. They have not been verified but all he asked was to send him any corrections. Have a grat time.
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Thanks Robert. Do you have a preferred site to get .gdb reader from?
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Stephen I don't know how to convert the Garmin files to whatever GPS format you use. Check with the members of GPSPassion they can probably help you. I don't know how to do it. Sorry.

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Thanks for the info. I will check all that out. Planning any trips yourself?

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Smile Rallies

I'm hoping to make:
Pre-TexasHillCountryRally 17-20 APL
THCR 20-23 APL http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=18530
Blueridge Parkway Rally 14-17 May http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=18140
Great Chicken Tally 21-24 May http://www.bmwmoal.org
BMW MOA 16-19 JUL
Top-of-the-Rockies Rally 23-26 JUl
100,000 foot run 1 Aug
The spring and fall Deals Gap Rallies at The Tapoco Lodge http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=17882
The Arkansas Hillbilly Rally in OCT Jasper, AR. http://www.i-bmw.com/forumdisplay.php?f=164
And while I'm out West I'll do the National Parks, etc and then head to Banff and come back down and catch the laser light show on the Grand Coulee Dam, then back home.
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Hey Robert,
Great list of places to go , things to do. Ya made me grin big time!
I can only imagine time for that right now. It isn't a complaint but life this year and the next few has evolved to only a few weekends free and vacation time used to do needed things in life. That's part of the reason to plan the camping trip out with advice from others as I can't go on weekends to scout a lot of places out. So thanks for your help!

I look forward to hearing reports and seeing the pix of those great adventures.
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Smile DGR - Deals Gap Rally

Stephen,
Do the Deals Gap rally with us. It's close to you and more or less on a weekend. Call for reservation NOW! Tapoco Lodge.

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Whats the dates in the Spring? I really like the time of year for the fall one but I have to check a schedule. I think I am booked that same weekend Thurs/Sunday. Looking at the other things you have there as well
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DGR Spring?

Stephen,
Don't know. Seems the fall is as shown in the link above. Maybe I'm confused and do the THCR and then later on do Deals Gap myself.

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