If you find yourself needing to get from the north end of Boone to the Deep Gap side of Highway 421 without going across State Farm Road and through all those pesky stoplights, this is the way to go.
Turn onto Deerfield Road across from Walgreen’s. Go through the flashing light and the standard light at the Watauga Medical Center hospital (hospital will be on the right) and the next light, the intersection with State Farm Drive. Drive on by the golf course and past Deerfield Methodist Church, about 1.2 miles total. Just after Deerfield Methodist, in a curve, is the intersection with Wilson’s Ridge Road (StreetSmart Auto Sales is on the right at this intersection.) Turn left onto Wilson’s Ridge. Follow this up the hill and down the steep other side, about .8 mile. Look out, there is a hairpin turn in the middle of this! Wilson’s Ridge will T into Bamboo Road after leveling out at the bottom of the hill. Turn left onto Bamboo Road. Follow Bamboo around the curves for about 1 mile until it T-intersections at Highway 421. Turning left will take you to Boone. Right will take you to Deep Gap and Wilkesboro.
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