Winter Asheville Adventures
Our good friend who grew up in Asheville assured us that his home town is a great place to visit pretty much any time of year. Though then he backtracked and said when we were coming (January) was probably the worst choice. We weren't deterred. There was a lot less snow than we expected, which made hiking Graveyard Hills in the Blue Ridges pleasant--even if the leaves didn't blaze with color, or exist. Brown scenery doesn't bother us, and the towering rhododendron plants and multitude of fungi were fun sights to behold. We did a lot of forest hiking around the city, but also spent a good amount of time roosting in Asheville's many craft pubs and stuffing BBQ in our faces (12 Bones. It's the best for a reason). We even managed to drive the grounds of the Biltmore without spending a penny on their crazy holiday prices.
Photos are mostly on Agfa Vista Plus 400 and Provia 100 films from my Graflex Graphic 35.