|From the Nolichucky River left to the top of Temple Hill|
The trail is in great shape here. It is spring, after all, and the maintainers in every trail club are busy getting their sections in tip top shape for the onslaught of thru-hikers. On my first trip up this hill the tread way was in excellent condition with only about 5 or 6 blow downs across the trail in a 4 mile section. Later that first week, the maintainer came with his saw and removed most of those. Since then there has been another storm which resulted in a couple more blow downs, but I am confident he will be back, perhaps this weekend. Gene has a small folding saw which he takes when he is able to hike with me. He has cleared a couple of the really small things.
|Up and up, then up some more|
|View of the river from the top|