It's been a long, hard summer trying we need a break. We are taking off Fr-Sun an want to go somewhere within ~ 4 hrs of Raleigh, NC. A friend suggested Charlottesville to see Monticello and hiking nearby. I thought about hiking Old Rag Mountain Trail in Shenendoah NP on Fri (if I can get my husband to drive up Thu) and then hike some more on Sat and go to Monticello on Sun. But the weather is supposed to be overcast.
I happened to check the forecast for Boone and it is supposed to be clear on Fri. Since views are so much better with blue skies I'm thinking maybe we should head that direction instead. Although we've lived in NC 27 years, we've only done short hikes in the mountains around Asheville with the kids when they were younger.
Can anyone recommend any great half day or full day hikes around Boone?