I hiked this route as a part of a bigger loop made while summiting Mount Buckley, Clingmans Dome, and Mount Love all during the same hike. I enjoyed Mount Buckley, especially along the "Dome Bypass Trail", due to the lack of hikers (as compared to the hiking logjam at Clingmans Dome, for Memorial Day weekend).
"After the first glass, you see things as you wish they were. After the second, you see things as they are not. Finally, you see things as they really are, which is the most horrible thing in the world."
--Oscar Wilde on Absinthe