What a lovely day! We panted our way up the half-mile trail to the top of Waterrock Knob (second highest point on the Blue Ridge Parkway). The weather was impeccable and the views were lovely. This last segment of the Parkway is incredibly gorgeous. The first image is looking East, back toward Mt. Pisgah.
This view is looking South.
This is looking North, with Maggie Valley below, behind the wildflowers.
Then we went and played some poker at Cherokee. Wins all around, yay!
[Update: You might enjoy reading Bob's take on the day.]