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.
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