Took a day to traverse Shuckstack from Twentymile to Lakeshore and back. A heck of a haul with numerous hairy stream crossings along Lost Cove.
One of a great number of red Huger's Trillium that lined the trail early on.
A video showing the beautifully flowing Twentymile Cascade.
The wild geraniums were out in full force much of the way, a great spring for the purple flower.
I managed to stumble upon an open Fraser Magnolia bloom at ground level, catching a whiff of its creamy goodness.
A different perspective from Shuckstack, so much green, compared to my trip last fall.
One of seven unbridged stream crossings...notice the massive tree truck ideally stretched across the water. It sure came in handy!
Journal about loop hike out of Twentymile to Gregory Bald coming soon!
A small cascade and pool near one of several stream crossings along Wolf Ridge.
Still some strong color showing during the ascent up Wolf Ridge.
A sign marking the summit and remnants of Parson Bald.
Autumn on Gregory Bald is quite a different scene than the vibrant wildflower explosion of late spring.
Crystal clear views over Cades Cove to the north.
The leaves and buds will have to endure the winter before they can dazzle our eyes in June.