I spent the beginning of April on the north end of the Blue Ridge Parkway. I travel all of the parkway and skyline drive multiple times each year. All 469 miles and 110 miles are beautiful yet I prefer the north end of the parkway as it is the less traveled section. The parkway is the most visited unit of the National Park Service. It receives more visitors then Grand Canyon NPS, Zion NPS, and Yosemite NPS combined. Solitude can however be found throughout the parkway thanks to an abundance of trails and overlooks. The crowds are non existent early in the morning particularly on weekdays. The below image represents the north end perfectly with ridge lines and large open valleys. This image was captured around miles 75-83. Visit the interactive map at: https://www.blueridgeparkway.org/parkway-map/
In other news for April. If your up on the Great Lakes and see the April edition of Great Lakes Boating Magazine, my “Fire and Ice at Marblehead Light” image is featured in the magazine. This image was the photo of the month on my website for January and can be found on the main "POM" page.