Looks more like New England than North Carolina! Beautiful pics.
Thank you. Funny, you said New England as I was thinking how much it was like going up the Tucks trail at Mt. Washington in Feb. 2007!
The only thing that's kept me off of the Blacks this winter is that I had to spend my vacation time to travel to Los Angeles. But we've slotted three days for Roan Mountain in March.
You should not have a lack of snow at Roan! My next hike will be close to there, either Hump or Grassy Ridge from Yellow Gap. Enjoy!