I finally found the ambition to knock out the entire Old Settlers Trail from near Cosby to Greenbrier.
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A side trail lead to the unique Tyson McCarter Barn.
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One of several massive rock walls marking the locations of old settlements.
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The Galax and Partridgeberry were dominating the ground cover most of the way.
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Anytime I scaled the nose of a ridge I would come across some of the most impressive displays of Mountain Laurel I've ever seen, lining the trail and filling the canopy with solid pink and white.