Planning is well underway for the first long weekend trip of the year. The bike is serviced and ready to go and I can’t wait to get on the road early Friday morning.

Route overview map from Southport, NC to Blu Ridge Mountains

The plan is for a long 400 mile day 1 (mostly highway) to get up to just west of Asheville, NC and then camp overnight.

Day 2 is when the fun begins, Deals Gap, Tail of the Dragon over to Tennessee, loop back around some of the wonderful back roads to get back to Asheville for overnight Camp 2

Route map of Day 2 of the Blue Ridge Mountains trip

Day 3 will take in a good 200 miles of the Blue Ridge Parkway finally looping back to Grandfather Mountain and camp 3

Route map of Day 3 of the Blue RIdge Mountains trip

Day 4 will be a leisurely ride back down to the NC coast and home

Very much looking forward to trying out the new Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 tent and Helinox Cot One

picture of camping equipment for Blue Ridge Mountains trip
picture of camping equipment on a wooden floor for blue ridge camping trip
Here’s hoping it all fits 🙂

Look out for photos and more commentary once I get on the road…

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