Shelter at Craggy Gardens --- The MTS trail goes right through this shelter. But first, we headed up to the rest of the gardens to the overlook point.
Along the trail up to Craggy Garden's top. The morning mist was just dissapating.
Along the trail up to Craggy Garden's top overlook.
Really cool looking tree!
View from the SE side of Bullhead Gap.
Views from the NE side of Bullhead Mountain. Full trip report here.
Views to the northwest from Bullhead Mountain. Full trip report here.
Zoomed in view from previous photo.
Looking back at Bullhead Mountain's peak as we continued towards Locust Knob on the MTS trail. Full trip report here.
Along Bullhead Mountain on the MTS trail. Full trip report here.
Andy, near the many bushes of rhododendrons. Taken along the MTS trail near Locust Knob. This is where we saw the best display of Catawba Rhododendrons of the entire hike. Much better than what was at Craggy. Full trip report here.
MTS trail nearing Locust Knob. Full trip report here.
Andy, along the MTS Trail.
Andy and Kona along the MTS trail on Locust Knob.
Andy along the trail to Locust Knob
Andy among the Rhodos on Locust Knob
Views from Locust Knob. Full trip report here.
Views from rocky overlook along the MTS trail on Locust Knob. Full trip report here.
Andy and Boone on the rocky overlook on Locust Knob.
View of Asheville Watershed. You can just get a glimpse of the lake in the center of the photo, just peeking out from behind the shadowed ridge that comes down in front of it. Full trip report here.
View of Asheville Watershed2
View from the NW side of Bullhead Gap
View of Asheville watershed
Views of Asheville Watershed
Panorama of Asheville Watershed
Blueberries in the Making!
Blueberries in the making
Unknown plant ... quite pretty. See next photo for an overview of the many plants we saw.
Unknown plant. See previous photo for a closer in shot.
Gorgeous, soft grass along the MTS trail. This spot really was whispering "Afternoon nap!" to me, but it was after 4pm at this point, and we still had over an hour to go!
Near the top of Locust Knob
Andy on Trail near the top of Locust Knob
Purple Fringed Orchid
Purple Fringed Orchid2
Purple Fringed Orchid Buds
Tired doggie getting his picture taken
Single File Everyone!!
Spotted this line of toadstools on an old log near the end of the hike.
Elevation profile of this hike.
GPS track of map here.
Full trip report here.