I ask this question tongue in cheek, since we are in the North Georgia mountains, and we only received an inch or two during Snowpocalpse 2016, this past Friday night. It really wasn’t much trouble on the roads around us, but at the higher elevations, the roads could have been icy.
But it was still beautiful!
And it was a great excuse to stay in, binge on Breaking Bad (yes, I realize we are several years behind the rest of the world), and have a fire in the pellet stove 24×7.
Yesterday, we visited my mom, and then ventured out into the western countryside in the car, a reconnaissance mission to check out the fun riding roads, equipped with all-wheel drive. We found some wet, slushy stuff at around 3000 feet, but otherwise, things were pretty clear.
Today, we broke out the big guns!
The steeds seemed just as excited to shake off the winter cobwebs as we were! We started out mellow by taking Hwy 52 west to Ellijay, then heading Northeast through Blue Ridge, and meandering along Old Hwy 76 to Blairsville. We jogged off onto Owltown Road south, then headed for the mack-daddy of mountain roads, US Hwy 129 south back toward Dahlonega. We were pleased to only find slush in the perpetually shady areas on the twisty bits we covered, and 129 was especially fun, given it was mostly clear, with hardly a trace of cinders left to dodge.
Lest we forget that winter is still lurking in these mountains, we captured this dramatic shot of ice draping the normally exposed rock walls along 129 about a mile south of Blood Mountain cabins.
The clear, fresh, cold air might have been just the thing to dislodge the cobwebs, and perhaps, the writer’s block as well????