July 29, 2001
Elk Garden, VA to Breaks Interstate Park
Wow, what a day!
It was raining when we got up and the weather report said heavy rain all day. But there were periods of
relative calm and the little barometer built into my radio seemed to show a slight upward trend.
At least that is how I rationalize our decision to hit the road.
The route from Elk Garden (part of Rosedale) to Breaks in easy in concept....follow 80 West. It's a little harder in practice
because it goes up a mountain. We went about 10 miles, got hit by heavy rains and stopped for rest and shelter
in The Mountain Market, probably the only store up until the top of the mountain.
The Weather Channel was playing behind the counter. I got to the register
just in time to hear a flash flood warning. We bailed, got a ride to the top of the mountain.