Actually drove to Flagpole. Then hiked to the end of the fireroad that goes into West Virginia from Bother Knob and back. The next day, hiked to Pond Knob, then Oak Knob and part way down the trail to the East before turning around and hiking back to camp at Flagpole. Trails are well marked.
"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