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We hiked one of our favorite trails on Sunday, the Richland Balsam Mountain Trail. We like it because we tend to have the trail to ourselves and because it has a point on the trail that comes out about 50 feet (15 meters) over the overlook for cars that is the highest point of the Blue Ridge Parkway – 6047 feet (1843 meters). Richland Balsam itself tops out at 6410 feet (1954 meters) and the trail does cross the pinnacle, but the view is much better where the trail comes out over the overlook.
Always funny to come out on this point of the trail, because most people at the overlook have no idea how we suddenly appear high above them – and then disappear back into the woods. This being a late Sunday afternoon, we did not see many cars, but we did have one great set of visitors.
P.S. – Yes, they saw us and wagged hello. And the woman waved.
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