A great early spring hike. Did it as part of a 12-mile "loop" along with Roan High Bluff and Grassy Ridge Bald. The trail was a bit tricky with a lot of ice on the trail. In wet weather much of the trail up from Carvers Gap doubles as a small stream, which when I went was frozen. There was also a small bit of snow in places near the summit from the 12"+ we had the week before. A nice hike, I love the northern feel of this mountain.
It was a very cold day and night (10 degrees at night) and windy. Made the summit and spent the night in the shelter. The shelter was very drafty and it snowed that night. Other than that, the hike was great. Wish there were more views.