Was everything I could have hoped for and more. If you can and think you might want to drive it, do it. Also weekdays are good if possible.

I took pictures with my phone and didn’t know what I was doing but I wanted some pictures. Pretty much either car and view or just view. I saw many turkeys, some deer, hit a bird, etc but no pictures of any of that. I’ll post in the order I took them.

Near the start, weather was pop up nasty clouds and chance of storms the whole time. I have one 5 minute rain shower actually hit during my trip. I did have some areas with a lot of leaves and sticks and some logs in road from overnight storms. I think this helped keep traffic down.

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Hit the highest peak and met some motorcycle guys one with a side car. I took a few pictures with the sign but forgot to get any without me.

Common theme for me was stop, take a picture, and go while the people leisurely hanging out looked at me funny. I like to look and go see what is next. Also driving the whole thing takes forever with long stops.

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Took some pics with signs so I could figure out where they were.

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I could drive for 15 minutes plus sometimes without traffic so I had many places nearly to myself.

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Many entrances, same sign.

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Owner must have been off hiking because I didn’t get to meet him/her. This pic was taken in one of the sections not near anything at all and very few people out and about.

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Cool little 1 story lookout tower, had to watch out for the bees.

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Mabry Mill, the wheel turns, mill doesn’t do anything though.

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Close up of the duck.

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Stopped to take this just outside Roanoke. There is a little extra driving trail. I was the only one on it so I did stop to take this.

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View of town from up top.

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Trying something different.

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T-Tops went in and out. Windows up and down. Wipers on and off. Heat to nothing to A/C. Every 30 minutes the weather changed. I got sunburnt first day with a “Trucker’s Tan”

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More overlooks just for me.

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Right at the end I ran into a couple with a 2012 and snapped some pictures. The lady jokingly asked me to not take it from this side because the bumper is popped out. But I wasn’t gonna ask them to turn their car around.

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Great trip, I wish I could have done Skyline Dr and Shenandoah Natl Park but I didn’t have time. I did miss 20 miles due to road closure as well but it is very hard to get the whole thing open aligned with 3 days to do it.