I don't think I'll ever tire of the Black Balsams. Wonderful views on the way to Cold Mountain...
This has been one of my favorite hikes for a while. The trail out to Tennent is always amazing. The crowds you sometimes find at the summit never seem to go much further north either if you looking for more solitude. A great peak!
Did this one the past few times I was in the area. Last year we headed over the top and on to Shining Rock, which was a fun day hike.
We reached the summit of Tennent Mountain after making the side trip from the Art Loeb trail to the summit of Black Balsam Knob. It was a beautiful mid-May day characterized by crystal clear blue skies and magnificent temperatures. The entire hike was laden with views of the surrounding mountains.
The only drawback was that there were a lot of people on the mountain. This fact though did not detract from the overall pleasure of the hike.
WAR EAGLE !!