Charlies Creek was a fun ride.
There are a lot of Christmas tree farms in the area. You can see some in the left of this pic:
I turned down another Forest Service road.
But didn't go down it very far. It was getting late and it probably just dead ended anyway.
Back to Charlies Creek then left on a road I don't recall riding before. I turned off on an interesting looking dirt road which led me to a Christmas tree farm. So I took a quick pic and backed tracked before the owner had a chance to show up with a shotgun
Then I headed south on 281 for a few miles before turning around back to Charlies Creek. 281 was a great ride with plenty of curves.
Some great scenery:
A closer view of the lake in the last pic.
Then I back tracked to the BRP and headed back towards Maggie Valley on the BRP.
The leaves were past their peak but with the right light they still looked great.
The plan for tomorrow is to meet up with a couple of other inmates and ride lots of dirt, some twisty roads, and hopefully see some great scenery.