Heavy Snow along the Blue Ridge

On Friday, January 8, snow blanketed the Eastern Escarpment of these mountains, turning them into a Winter Wonderland. A good four inches coated the bare trees, and the lack of wind left everything in place like a Currier and Ives print.

These images are from far eastern Buncombe County, along Cedar Creek Road as it ascends above 1,700 feet to meet up with Old Fort-Bat Cave Road at 2,000 feet. The temperature was right at freezing, and the snow was dry and fluffy. Lake Lure was about seven miles to the south in Rutherford County.

Historic Scandinavian barn…
My car straddles the Rutherford-Buncombe County line…
2,000 foot elevation where Cedar Creek Road joins Old Fort-Bat Cave Road
2,800 foot Youngs Mountain in Rutherford County…

Here is the short video of my drive to Old Fort-Bat Cave Road…

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