Harrison Bay State Park is located about 10 miles just NW of Downtown Chattanooga (CHAT'). One problem with that is the routes to West, SW, NW all require a bit (say 15 miles roughly) of local traffic and major roads getting around outskirts of Chat'. Not a big problem, but you can't just jump on some good backroads and ride.
Anyway, I had three good rides (about 751 miles total in TN, AL, GA). One full day (Monday) of 340 miles that had a lot of valley fog getting around Chat'. But, clear in the MTNs and Ridges.
Did some new roads, saw some some new things and of course some old roads and things I had seen before. I had been camped near BARBER for 4 nights (did races one day and rdies the rest), so the second day ride (MONDAY) tok me into AL where I had been before (Little River Canyon, that is worth riding again anytime). I skipped the usual Chat' attractions (Lookout Mtn, Ruby Falls, RR, etc.).
First Day -- Drive to Camp and Ride Afternoon (SUNDAY).
I made it to Harrison Bay SP at about 10:15AM, got camp site established enough that I could leave on a ride at about 12:15PM. I finished camp set up when I got back from ride at 7PM.
Nice surprise was -- SR Discount camping down to $15 a night (plus tax - something like $49.xx for the three nights) and nice campsite with apparently decent WIFI.
The main destination for SUN Ride was Rock Island State Park (See Twin Falls). By the way -- The water for Twin Falls comes from a nearby river (travels underground from the river and dumps out of the side of a cliff). So, even though it has been dry, the falls had plenty of water.
A bonus was Greeter Falls, I saw a sign for it off of Hwy 56 (I think it was Hwy 56) and decided to turn around and go back to see if it was easily accessible (time problem).
It was a beautiful day about mid 70s most of the day, EXCEPT ONE STRANGE VALLEY. I saw valley fog from distance on a wide four lane, and thought this may be a problem. Visibility was not a problem, but there was fog and the temperature dropped from about 75F to 64F by the time I got to valley floor. I stopped and put my wind breaker on under the Mesh Summer Jacket, then came out of the valley and was soon back to mid 70s and no fog.
Varying road types - mostly faster cruising two and four lane and just a few good backroads (Paul Roads), but a good deal of Mtn Roads (up, up, up and then down, down, down). I think most were when crossing the range that is part of signal mountain or while going up to the Cumberland plateau. Anyway, there were a couple of dandies (Hwy 27 / 108 come to mind, and I think 56 also had some good areas). One dandy was not a major Hwy (forget the name of it).
Anyway, all is well so far - no crashes or breakdowns.