Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains in February
The temperature reached 73 degrees Tuesday in western Virginia, and the mountains were calling.
Reeds Gap along the Blue Ridge Parkway (MP 13.5).
Blue Ridge Parkway south of Swannanoa
Winter has not been kind to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Afton. From I-61 (MP 0) to Reeds Gap (MP 13.5), the Parkway is closed due to down trees and limbs on the roadway. Winter weather and the federal government’s month-long shutdown caused work to fall behind. These pics were taken February 5, 2019.
From Parkersburg Turnpike, the closed Blue Ridge Parkway is visible between Afton and Humpback Rock Visitor Center.
At Wintergreen temps were in the upper 60s but there were skiers enjoying the slopes on a Tuesday when they weren’t as crowded as the weekends.
Wintergreen … looking out over the slopes and mountaintops of Nelson and Augusta counties.
Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
February 5, 2019