The Quiet of the Day

It’s a busy place in the morning at Iron Horse Motorcycle Resort in Stecoah, North Carolina. Riders are packing up or heading out for rides in the surrounding countryside. The sounds of motorcycles fill the air. Later in the day, the motorcycles will return and new visitors arriving.


But, during the middle of the day, all is quiet. A few folks linger in conversation. This is the time of day, to sit and listen to nature. The creek gurgles its way down the mountainside. It’s soft, gentle sounds soothes the spirit and reminds one to take time to reflect and rejuvenate. Enjoy the moment. Breath deeply of its air, for it is soul-sustaining.

See you on the highway.


Location: Iron Horse Motorcycle Lodge, Stecoah, NC

4 Replies to “The Quiet of the Day”

  1. I’m going to ride the Natchez Trace in Oct. Watched your video.
    Did you camp at the free sites on the Trace?
    If so, is there anything I need to know?
    Thanks in advance.


  2. Phil, the Meriwether Lewis site at the northern end of the Nachez Trace is operated by the National Park Service. Camping was free. I am not sure about the other two, the one at Tupelo and the one at Natchez, MS. Have a good ride. –Brent

  3. I relaxed just reading your account. I had a personal epiphany at 11,000 feet once just below snow-melt, west of the divide. That stream cleansed me in a way like no-other since. So glad to hear you seized your moment as a special one. Thanks for being a part of the river.

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