Great rides for sure. I also like Hwy 28 form the South end of the dragon towards Cherokee. Enjoyed the pics, thanks for sharing
NC 28 is amazing,from Deal's Gap to Franklin > Highlands(Bridal Veil and Dry Falls), GA28 in Georgia and SC28 in South Carolina to near Augusta where SC28 becomes GA28. Back a few years ago we would ride from Warwoman rd near Clayton, GA and go north on GA 28/NC28 to Highlands(free lodging) then head to Fontana.
Once or twice we rode SC28 south to I-85. Hiked on the lake Hartwell dam.
Not far away are the Whitewater Falls, Upper falls in NC, lower falls in SC.
Whitewater Falls is the highest waterfall east of the Rockies. The falls plunge an amazing 411 feet!
South Carolina's Lower Whitewater Falls drops another 400 feet.
From Cashiers: Drive south on NC 107 for 9.3 miles. Shortly after crossing the State line, turn left at the sign for Whitewater Falls.
Continue 2.3 miles to the intersection with SC 130, which becomes NC 281 at the North Carolina State line.
Just beyond this point is a sign for the entrance to Whitewater Falls.
A few more pix near Bald River.