Originally Posted by Gaston Gagne
Looks like Gualtney Rd leaving 194 out of Banner Elk going towards the development of Rocky Top doesn't it?.
That used to be gravel .............but now I believe it is hard top.
However, I think we should be able to see more of Beech from those S's on Gualtney..............so I think it's elsewhere.
I'm traveling, so I can't take a confirming look see.
BTW: If one veers left just before the entrance to Rocky Top (after following Gualtney), that is Shawnee Rd or NC 2042 and it looks like a driveway but it's an old non maintained road and very trail like for about a mile until it dumps into Andy Hicks Rd.
Andy Hicks Rd running both North and South for it's 4-5 miles is a very nice and scenic high elevation ride, with great
views and dumps into Gualtney and on to Banner Elk on the south........and leads into a labyrinth of gravel roads to
the North until one feeds into NC 321 and Watauga Lake area.
That whole "backside" of Beech to the North has had some neat tunnel "canopy" covered gravel roads paved in the last couple years....................but there are still lots more.