34-Deals Gap

Dough a member of the VSTP group lives in the area and was going to be our guide through the best roads in these mountains.

We got up early and found this fogy view.

…some quick repair needed...

Took the passenger peg and installed it in the riders peg, and voila ready to ride again!

Then an important thing to do before riding off for the day....a good breakfast

A re-grouping stop along the Foothills Parkway

Then up to higher elevations

Trees are in full bloom at Fontana Dam, NC

Started at the Foothills Parkway, then followed route 72 to Tallassee and Hwy 411, turned off Route 360 South to Tellico Plains and from there  my favorite road the Cherohala Skyway same as 143 .

Then connected to 129 heading North and stoped at The Dragon at Deals Gap  famous place for motorcycle riders.

The famous tree of shame where riders have lost parts of their bikes while going to fast!

Somebody called us the “Twisted Sisters”.........and after this photo we continued riding the higher elevations where  trees are still dormant.

Then down to the valley again along the river

After a great day of riding we are back to our cabin 

© Nina Boonacker 2012