|Laurel Falls, higher water|
Early on the trail is very rocky and you are up close and personal with the Elk River at several points. Sometimes this means crossing a footbridge and on a few occasions you are traversing the edge of a rock step. Fortunately, with the early onset of spring (??) there was no ice to deal with. I settled in early and ran under control to reach Laurel Falls.
|A Geocache on the climb|
|Cabin at Dennis Cove|
|The View from the top of this world!|
I hated to leave... and it took me a moment to convince myself to...
|Lacy Trap Intersection|
I followed this run with another climbing run on Monday on the Grandfather Mountain Profile Trail:) Use the link for FB pictures of that journey and while you are there check out all the photos from this AT adventure!! Spring is in the air around here... (but they are saying snow on Monday).