Pisgah National Forest
It has been quite a while since I've managed any interesting backpacking. So, when Jeremy mentioned that he will be going on Wilderness Trek this summer and would like to get some time on the trail, I resolved to work a short trip around preparations for my Ukraine trip.
We visited Pisgah National Forest, near the North Carolina-Tennessee border and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a great hike on Lost Cove Trail along two creeks and then up to a peak, before decending along a ridgeline to our starting point...a relatively easy 7.5 mile hike(except for the climb to the peak). Here is a nice Rhodedendron from along the ridgeline.
There were several nice waterfalls along the creeks.
Jeremy climbs a rock near Hunt Fish Falls and our campsite.