Blue Ridge Parkway Hike of the Week “Tall Towers and Tall Tales.” Join Parkway rangers at 10:00 am on Friday, September 20th for an easy to moderate, 1.5-mile round-trip hike to the Frying Pan Fire Tower. Learn about the history of fire towers, as well as superstitions and tall tales of the Appalachian Mountains as we take in some of the fantastic views that the Parkway has to offer. Meet at the Frying Pan Trail pullout at Milepost 409.6, 1 mile south of the Pisgah Inn and the campground. Park at the gravel Forest Service Road, but don't block the gate. Bring water, wear good walking shoes, and be prepared for changeable weather. Call 828-298-5330, ext. 304 for more information.