I’m currently planning a backpacking trip for early May. I’m repeating a section of the Appalachian Trail that I really liked. Once piece of that is described by the guide book as follows:
This section traverses the high balds of Hump Mountain, Yellow Mountain, and the eastern portion of Roan Mountain. The Trail passes over five summits more than 5,400 feet above sea level and skirts the shoulders of Big Yellow Mountain and Grassy Ridge. Several of the finest remaining southern Appalachian balds, with their open, grassy summits, are found in this section.
It also includes my favorite shelter (so far) on the whole of the A.T.
There it is, lookin’ all tiny from the mountain to the north. It’s an old barn, and it’s drafty, but the setting is so, so nice.
I can’t resist the Appalachians in the springtime, and I can’t hike new-to-me trail in the spring since it’s mud season in New England.