Moses Cone Park, Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Photo by Randy Johnson
Randy Johnson is Travel Editor for the Traveler and the author and photographer for this guide to the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Randy has motored the road countless times and hiked many miles carrying his camera on Parkway paths and roadsides. He lives a mile from the Parkway near Boone, NC.
He's the author of bestselling Parkway trail guides Hiking the the Blue Ridge Parkway and Best Easy Day Hikes Blue Ridge Parkway.
The Blue Ridge Parkway is a globally recognized icon of the American landscape.
Stretches of road elsewhere in the United States may indeed be spectacular, but nothing matches this manicured, uniquely uncommercialized, half a thousand mile thoroughfare through the lofty heart of America’s first frontier.