A demanding loop hike that saw me accumulate some new miles in the process of returning to a favorite destination near Cataloochee.
Flame Azalea and Mountain Laurel were out in full force along the Blue Ridge Parkway making for a spectacular drive.
Peering down the staircase inside the old Woody House.
My first ever trip to the depths of Cataloochee.
Watching a storm cell pass by a few miles away to the south from the comfort of Gooseberry Knob.
Fields of gold atop Hemphill Bald.
Several patches of Wild Columbine were still blooming strong along the trail back to Polls Gap.