It certainly looks quiet. I'm sure the North Carolina section of the parkway is like the Virginia section in that it's never closed to foot traffic. Even when gated and snow covered you're free to walk as far as you like-at your own risk of course.
I sometimes wonder about things like that, especially when you see no trespassing signs that you will be prosecuted. I'm thinking that's just to keep rif-raf out so they don't commit petty crimes like stealing that which isn't theirs or persons bent on destroying property.
I'm going to venture into such an area soon but I see a driveway going to a residence from this area. I'll go to see if I can get permission, with camera in tow, so I can demonstrate my good intensions. Anybody else come across situations like that? The area that I'm referring to a an old car graveyard, mostly dealing with VW bugs that has great potential as photo ops.