Looks as if the fishing is pretty good and probably has Carolina Hemlock as well as Canadian Hemlock. I found Buzzards roost. 2 maps northwest from Benn Knob and it is 2980 feet. Nice page Bob- outlier areas are interesting.
The fishing is supposedly excellent in there. I came out of the park very late--toward dark, and my truck was the only vehicle left in the parking lot. A ranger saw me putting my pack and telescoping my trekking pole and thought I had been in there fishing and was trying to sneak out. She blocked my truck and wanted to know if I'd been fishing. I guess from a distance she thought my daypack was a basket and my trekking pole was a fly rod.
One reason I've been suspicious of park literature claiming that Benn Knob is the highest point in the park is that I've read that there are several points in the park that are over 1,000 meters. Also, standing on the summit of Benn Knob, I could see peaks that looked higher.
Oh. Forgot to mention. The hemlocks are, in large areas of the park, the dominant tree (both species). If the Helock wooly adelgid hits this area (as I fear it must) it's going to be especially devastating. I hiked through groves that were easily 50% to 60% hemlock.
Very nice. You're the official SP southeastern correspondent!
I can only afford to summit Southeastern peaks. No shortage of beautiful mountains down here.
The trail map is fine. Nice work Bob.
(I missed this vote, somehow. Sorry!)
Lots of pics-nice!
Another area of the south brought to life nicely.
I'm still not over the flu and a nagging lung infection, so I haven't hiked as much as I'd like. But I hope to bag more peaks in the coming weeks.
Well, get better, That dang flu has nailed so many (including me) and if its that kind with the nagging cough, then you have my total sympathy to go along with get well wishes.
(I missed your vote!)
Nice work and have a good one!
Knobs are peaks too!