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Weekends are the perfect time for hikes on all of the trails near us, but our selection dwindles in late summer as the heat builds. We look for high altitude trails where the air will be cool. Saturday was a perfect day to hike Richland Balsam which had temperatures in the low 60’s.
Toward the end of the loop trail, there is a place to come out above an overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is always amusing to listen to the people below wonder how all the “wolves” suddenly appeared above them.
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