Here is part of what they say on the web site about this hike. " Starting at the Black Mountain Campground, on the Toe River, this hike gains 3600' in elevation over 5 1/2 miles to reach the summit of the East's highest peak, making it one of the toughest continuous climbs in the region..." to read more visit the Mount Mitchell web site.
The web site does say that if you take Higgins Bald the trail will open into a meadow, well it doesn't, just so you know. There is really no open area with any type of view. But the view from the top is worth the climb.
Jackson and I taking a break along the trail. Jackson is texting the boys to see how they are doing.
View from the top
I loved how the clouds were rolling off the mountains at different points.
Help me Nancy, my hair is in one BIG knot!!
Phillip made this cake, and it was just as delicious as it looked!
Turning 50 was awesome!!