Roan Mountain in Tennessee is a wonderful park. If you park at Carver’s Gap on the NC/Tenn border, you can hike North on the Appalachian Trail along the state border for some amazing views. You can hike to Round Bald, then Jane Bald (slightly harder), then Grassy Ridge (harder yet) for a great time with amazing views of mountains in both states. Here is a view into the NC side:
Gramps (Fin Buddy #37) came along with us today and he decided to hide out in the enchanted forest on the way up to the first bald (Round Bald). We hope some kids scrambling around on the rocks find him and take him home.
6/6/2019 Update: As of today, Gramps is no longer hiding on the trail. Someone grabbed him and is hopefully enjoying his sunny disposition! If you grabbed him, feel free to let me know at Facebook. If privacy is an issue, just message me and I won’t mention your name anywhere when I post his story.