Normally, we walk on the Blue Ridge Parkway road itself only in the winter when the road is closed with snow and ice. But many sections of the road are still closed due to all of the damage caused by the winter storms. Our good neighbors over at Mountain Musings recently posted about the damage, but we spent Sunday morning up at the Mt. Pisgah area. We have posted about this area many times (such as this), but this was a very different trip. Remember that hurricane force winds on the ridges are a common occurrence and this winter was particularly harsh. Nature is amazingly resilient and this area will look great this summer, but the damage now is hard to imagine.