We were lucky to arrange our schedules this week to squeeze in a hike. And some leaf peepin'.
Take a drive south on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The elevation affects the leaf colors so keep going!
Keep going past Pisgah Inn.
Ok, stop at some overlooks and snap some pics. You're almost to one of WNC's best hikes!
Just past Graveyard Fields (FYI - no gravestones there) is Black Balsam Knob. Pull over and hike up up up.
Clouds will roll in and out. You will get hot then cold then hot again.
Families, dogs, serious hikers and toddlers will pass you by but keep going.
Keep roaming this mountain bald to feel on top of everything. Wave to those on the other mountain bald and simply enjoy the view.