Did a big loop up the Knob Mt trail and returned via Jeremy's Run. One nice surprise was the waterfall. Jeremy's Run was pretty low making all of the stream crossings nice and easy. No sightings of bear or their scat.
It's a really beautiful day and I took advantage of it to climb Knob Mountain for the first time. I parked at the Jeremy's Run trailhead outside the park boundary and hiked from there. Jeremy's Run was flowing much more heavily than usual because of the recent rains. After crossing the stream, I followed the Knob Mountain Trail to the summit.
I did a big loop including Neighbor Mountain and Knob Mountain. I lost count of how many piles of bear poop I stepped over.
Saw a bear out here near the summit, second one I had ever seen. Pretty awesome back then, though it's still cool to see a bear.
Big bear 40' up in a tree just off AT. Saw me and slid down fast like a fireman then bolted into the woods.
A great loop hike starting at the Elkwallow picnic area and going out over Knob Mountain then coming back by Jeremy's Run.
Beautiful, easy hike.