I wish I saw this thread earlier... already booked another ride 😔
Hey man! Thanks for the updates on the roads. I agree, the crowd on the BRP on weekends is something to consider. I am used to driving the stretch between 251 (Rosman NC) and 191 (Asheville NC) on Saturdays.I had a great trip down the BRP last week. Fresh asphalt on BRP from Asheville to Craggy Garden tunnel and on 441 at Cherokee if you want to take a little detour. Section north from Craggy Gardens hasn't been worked on. The Rough Road next 18 miles sign is still up. There was a lot of pothole maneuvers on that section. Rest of BRP that I rode was in decent shape. Traffic wasn't too bad. Wouldn't want to be there on the weekend. Traffic was bad on the TN side of 441 near Gatlinburg even last Thursday. Hope your ride goes good next week.