Season Winding Down

As 2021 comes to an end we see the weather changing with colder nights, but the days temps look to be moderate in the 70s. There is still plenty of time to get out and enjoy the area roads before winter sets in. We do have some colder weather gear at the Tail of the…

Summer Weather Pattern

Next week the forecast is for rain nearly every day. This is a typical summer weather pattern which brings widely scattered rain to the area in the afternoons. Notice the forecast is usually less than 50% which means many areas will not get the short lived thunderstorms. Plan on touring in the morning with a…


Memorial Day 2021

  Remembering those who gave so much………Thanks to the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) for this portrait of the Riderless Horse.


April 4, 2021

We are open for the 2021 year at the Tail of the Dragon T-shirt Shack. Plan to stop in and get a photo in front of Calestar, our huge metal dragon. The weather is moderating with decent riding temps. We are falling into the summer weather pattern when the online weather services predict rain on…

February 7, 2021

The weather forecasters missed again. Saturday night the area got several inches of snow.  It’s pretty, but makes travel on local roads dangerous. It should be gone in a day or two with temps moving up into the 50s.

February 4, 2021

Looks like a good chance to get your winter fix in at the Dragon this coming weekend. High temps in the 50s with sunshine for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Don’t miss this warm break before the snows return. The Tail of the Dragon T-shirt Shack is planning to reopen in early March, but as usual…

January 11, 2021

The weather has shifted back into winter for the western North Carolina mountains. If you are looking for snow you can probably find it in any of the higher elevations. You might find decent road conditions in the lower elevations, but it is hit or miss under the current weather patterns. Be warned that freezing…

Happy New Year

January 2, 2021 The weather has moderated and today temps are expected into the upper 60s! The next 4-5 days looks good too with highs near 50 and clear skies. Possible snow showers Friday night then temps on Saturday and Sunday back up near 50. Lots of traffic today taking advantage of the good weather.


Christmas Eve

December 24, 2020 Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas for 2020. For once we will echo the edicts to “stay home”. At least tonight in the area of the Tail of the Dragon. It is snowing as of 4 pm and the temps are dropping drastically. With the earlier rain this means slick roads are acoming.…

November 19, 2020

Weather is looking great for the next ten days. Now is the time to get in a few more days on our area roads before winter sets in. Highs in the 60s lows in the 30s. We might even hit a 70 degree day. Very little rain predicted. Our Tail of the Dragon T-shirt Shack…

November 10, 2020

We salute all of our Veterans on November 11th. Thank you for your service. We are well into November and the weather remains great. Chilly nights and warm days in the 60-70s. Our Tail of the Dragon T-Shirt Shack and Killboy Photos will remain open as long as the weather holds. The local area roads…


September 28, 2020

Perfect weather today and not too crowded. The Space Coast Miatas returned ….. and Neale Bayley being photo bombed made it look like old home week. He brought a crew and their custom KTM Tail of the Dragon bike. More on this later.