Climbed Hump from AT trailhead near Elk Park, NC. Absolutely pristine hike through the woods to the treeline. Although the trail gained over 2000 ft in elev. it was gradual & pleasant. The summit views are spectacular on a clear/semi-clear day.
Went up from little hump in the pre-dawn hours, expecting an awesome sunrise. Instead, nothing but fog / drizzle. It was very surreal, esp. when I started hearing cows in the darkness and light of headlamp.
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."