Mile High Legend - 43 mile National Scenic Byway
from Robbinsville NC to Tellico Plains TN

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Winter on the Cherohala Skyway

Looking for a place for a short winter escape from the crowds? Plan a trip to the mountains for a peaceful get-away. There are still plenty of options to enjoy even in the winter months. Just bring some warmer clothes and experience a unique vacation away from all the city traffic. And most rental rates are…

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Summer Weather Forecasting

Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, and Moonshiner 28 summer weather: It is typical throughout the summer months for the weather reports in the mountains of western North Carolina to call for 60% chance of thunderstorms. What this really means is there will POSSIBLY be an afternoon shower. These scattered cells are small and short…

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History of the Cherohala Skyway, including Hooper Bald Lodge and the Russian Blue Boar, Tellico Wagon Train, Kirkland Bushwackers.  The dream of the Cherohala Skyway began in 1958. Television was America’s new brand of entertainment and wild westerns were a Hollywood staple. Gunsmoke and Wagon Train captured weekly audiences. Wagon Train, dramatizing the settling of…

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