Almost lost

I’d spotted the road, way down in the Pigeon River gorge, from Interstate 40 years earlier. Kept meaning to go check it out, meandering as it does along the river, and I mean right along the river. I knew right where I could get back to the interstate — at the exit where the river rafting companies were.

Finally decided one day to try it out, and after a couple of wrong turns, I was there. It was as beautiful as I thought it would be, five minutes of river. I crossed under the interstate as I came upon the rafting companies, and then promptly missed the turn back onto the highway. I decided to keep going. My GPS said I could make a big loop and get back to where I wanted to be … and maybe I could have, but the road my GPS thought I should turn onto didn’t look like much of a road. I kept going, and that ended up being not much of a road either, and I turned around to retrace my way back.

I haven’t found the provenance of this road just yet … the one by the river, I mean. I’m pretty sure the one I was on after that was just a meandering track up into the mountains. There are a couple of “towns” back in there, and maybe this road just connected them to Newport. I don’t know. But here’s the video of the trip.

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