The Mid Atlantic Coastal Beetle Group is having an August Get Together at Marion, North Carolina, August 23-24, 2014, to run Highway 226A (The Diamondback) and Highway 80 (The Devil's Whip) that, co-joined by a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway, is known as The Diamondback Loop.
The plan is to meet at Love's Travel Stop at 11 AM Saturday. After a short meet 'n greet, we'll fuel up at the pumps, food up at the Subway, and head up Hwy 226 to 226A.
Once we're on The Diamondback, it's nonstop Wow until we reach Little Switzerland where we'll cut over to the Blue Ridge Parkway for a picnic stop on the way to the Devil's Whip.
The view from where we'll stop for lunch
Those who survive Hwy 80 will 180 and we'll run it all in reverse, stopping though at Little Switzerland for souvenirs/decals/etc, then 226A downhill all the way.
At that point, those wanting to do another run are welcome to do so, those spending the night in the area may wish to check in to their lodging and we can make dinner plans as well as set a time for the Sunday run(s) for the die hards like me.
I'll add additional information about lodging and eateries later.
Post below if you plan to go!