Mountain Ash Tree Berries

While we were hiking on Rough Ridge we saw a lot of mountain ash trees (also known as a Rowan) with these nice red berries. The mountain ash tree itself has interesting leaves and an interesting look, but what really drew my attention was the red berries. One interesting thing about mountain ash trees is that they like cooler weather so they are usually … Read More

Rough Ridge Views

Rough Ridge is part of the Tanawha Trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains which runs beside the Blue Ridge Parkway. Rough Ridge provides amazing mountain views where you can see for hundreds of miles. The parking area for Rough Ridge is at mile 302.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a short section of trail from the parking area that goes … Read More