We had such a fun time on Tuesday, we knew we wanted to ride more of the trail on Wednesday, but we were not sure which part of the trail. We decided to go for the gusto…Whitetop Station! Whitetop Station is the other end of the Creep Trail and is also the highest in elevation. The best part, there are shuttles which take you and your bike to the top of the trail in Whitetop Station and then you ride back to Damascus.
The total ride is about 18 miles with several places to stop and rest or take some pictures. The ride includes an elevation drop of 1700 feet in a very low grade downhill ride, 30+ bridges, unbelievable scenery, lots of water to see and very little work!
We have to say thanks to Janice, one of the great people we met on the trail, for all the pictures, since all we had was my cell phone camera. Janice was kinda enough to take some for us! (The Barn is just for you Janice!) This trail is a great place to do outdoor shots! Here is a link to all the pictures: Creeper Trail (White's Point) Pictures
After about 10 miles, we stopped in a little town called Taylor's Valley for some lunch at the Creeper Trail Cafe. This is nice little local restaurant which has great food and provides a great rest area for all the cyclists.
We had a little laugh at Chase's expense as we were leaving the cafe. He decided to take a "shortcut" thru a ditch which had some weed in it. Well, it turns out, those weeds were some creek vine and there was water in that ditch! Chase came running out as fast as he went in! But Chase was a real trooper and after calming down he finished the last 8 miles with some soggy socks.
So we finished the Creeper Trail in just under 3 hours and we all have a great time!