The Peaks at Their Peak

I was heading over to Niagra Dam for a hike today and–as I always do–took a wrong turn to get on the Blue Ridge Parkway and wound up at the Peaks of Otter. Karma, ’twas. I wanted gorgeous and got spectacular.

On the way back home, via Va. 43 down the mountain to Buchanan, I stopped and had a couple of hot dogs at a Stop-In where the ‘dogs are as good as the color on the Peaks.

Here’s what it looked like.

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Dan Smith is an award-winning journalist in Roanoke, Va., and a member of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. He is an author, photographer, essayist, father and grandfather. Co-founder of Valley Business FRONT magazine and founder of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference. On Advisory Board of New River Voice.

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