Originally Posted by IDG17
Hey just a question re this. I'm thinking ill be coming into asheville from the east now on 40. Anyone have experience with that route? It looks somewhat mountainous on the map near asheville?
You will cross the Eastern Continental Divide just east of Ashville. The grade is steep enough for a truck warning (I dont remember the %grade), but not a white knuckle experience. You will encounter another steep grade west of Ashville in the vicinity of the TN state line. Very pretty scenery all thru the mountains of western NC and eastern TN.