I finally found the ambition to knock out the entire Old Settlers Trail from near Cosby to Greenbrier.
A side trail lead to the unique Tyson McCarter Barn.
One of several massive rock walls marking the locations of old settlements.
The Galax and Partridgeberry were dominating the ground cover most of the way.
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.