After trying to drive the planned Leaf Tour Drive and Dine, the route has changed.
Our new route will basically follow the PARI D&D except that we will take the Blue Ridge Parkway north to the Craggy Gardens picnic area. Here is a link to the new route: Leaf Tour Route. Please bring you own picnic lunch if you plan to join us for lunch at the Craggy Gardens picnic area.
For the adventurous, the return route can be BRP north to NC-80 south (very twisty coming down the mountain) to US-70 west to Old Fort/I-40.
I apologize for the late change but NC-197 was unsuitable (12 miles of gravel road) and US-19/19E is under construction through the Burnsville area with major traffic delays.
I hope to see you Saturday!