An 1/8 of an inch of ice poured on the summit the night before my hike making everything appear as pure ice, little slick but perfect. Stood atop the summit and could see the entire tops of the Blue Ridge Parkway were iced. Fantastic, lot more personal than Sharp Top but lacking the 360 views still packs its own punch and makes up for it.
Route Climbed: Flat Top Trail. Date Climbed: 11-20-2004
Very nice trail maintained by the National Park Service. However, the weather could not have been much worse the day I climbed the peak. As I got closer to the summit, the higher elevations got socked in with clouds and light rain. There were no views, at all. But I had the satisfaction of bagging the peak.
"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