The road was gated for the season and I had the mountain all to myself. It's a great area to explore any time of year.
This is some of the most beautiful scenery in the southeastern United States. If you were in this area, please do not skip the short side trip to this lovely look out.
Hiked up here from Carver's Gap with a friend on a swing through all three Southern Sixers on Roan Mountain. Just as we got to the overlook at the end of the trail, a huge cloud enveloped the mountain; visibility fell to a few dozen feet. I looked out from the bluff and saw nothing but white... which freaked me out way more than a walled-in-overlook had any right to do.
By the time we returned to the Gap, the clouds were gone; the weather was beautiful for the rest of our hike.
After Roan High knob, but before Grassy Ridge Bald.
Hiked over after visiting Roan High Knob. Nice hike on the Cloudland Trail, then returned to Carvers Gap, and onwards....
All 3 southern sixers in the Roans
From Carver's gap to high peak, then high bluff, then backpacked in to Grassy Ridge. Good view from overlook.
I was looking through some of my records and realized I nailed this summit the same time I got High Knob in January 2006. Very nice area....love to go back.
Part of a peak bagging trip of the Southern 6000's in the Unaka's.
While I'm not much of a guy to look at flowers, I have to admit, the rhododendrons there are quite an impressive site to see. The pinkish blooms along the cloudland trail make for an colorful trip to this summit.
Done as part of a 12-mile "loop" including Roan High Knob and Grassy Ridge Bald. I was a little disappointed on the way up with the views but what you find at the observation deck make the hike worthwhile. A great peak.
I've hiked this part of the AT many times and I steadfastly maintain that it has no equals. The bluff hike is short and enjoyable. If one ever needs a place to stay on the mountain, my parents live on its western slope in Burbank on Orchard Lane. Cheers!
This was a relatively easy sixer. Jennifer & I did it along with Roan High Knob from Carver's Gap. The weather was warm and hazy.
Finding the summit can be a bit tricky. Burl around in the woods around the observation deck and locate the highes rock outcropping on the ledge. This is where the survey marker is located. Late may and early june are prime times to visit this mountain because of the wildflower displays.