This is Elk Knob.
David really liked their use of recycled material for trail markers instead of the old painted wood ones. Just thought I'd show the innovations in trail markers. :-P
While spring was in full bloom down in GSO, not too much was happening on this mountain side. But we did find these patches of green. I really like them for some reason.
Here is the path at first. Lovely new trail...nice shot sweetie. (giving the photographer the stink-eye)
Then after about a mile or so, it turns into this...
Uneven rock path...nice. Straight up too.
Then I turn around and realize the way back down doesn't like much fun either.
But the view was awesome! The park is about 20 min. up 194 N. from Boone and you can see as far as TN on clear day. Can you find Grandfather?
Finally...my "just around this corner" theory paid off. We made it!
Here is the view over parts of NC and VA.
Like I said, it was one of the strenuous hikes that I have done when you get towards the top. But well worth it.