Photo Journal

June 2016: Sam's Knob+Shining Rock Wilderness, NC.

While we were visiting our friends in Waynesville, North Carolina, we decided to do a little overnight trip in the Shining Rock Wilderness area. Sam's Knob is one of my new favorite hikes and the view is incredible if you hike the whole trail, which is incredibly short. I've been to this area a handful of times yet it never ceases to amaze me.

Overlook from the Devil's Courthouse.

Overlook from the Devil's Courthouse.

Overlook from the Devil's Courthouse.

Overlook from the Devil's Courthouse.

So thirsty.

So thirsty.

Babe.

Babe.

Flowers everywhere along the Sam's Knob Trail.

Flowers everywhere along the Sam's Knob Trail.

I wish I could easily identify flowers. 

I wish I could easily identify flowers. 

Sleepy from the hike.

Sleepy from the hike.

View from the top of Sam's Knob.

View from the top of Sam's Knob.

Bird with a broken wing.

Bird with a broken wing.

Overlook from Sam's Knob.

Overlook from Sam's Knob.

Watching the sunset. She was shivering the whole time.

Watching the sunset. She was shivering the whole time.

Sunset.

Sunset.

Kodiak was impressed by the sunset.

Kodiak was impressed by the sunset.

This could be a Renaissance portrait. Missy was so cold that Joe put her in his jacket.

This could be a Renaissance portrait. Missy was so cold that Joe put her in his jacket.

It's June and it was freezing that morning.

It's June and it was freezing that morning.

Sunrise.

Sunrise.

Breakfast! Instant grits & instant coffee. Most convenient warm meal in the world.

Breakfast! Instant grits & instant coffee. Most convenient warm meal in the world.

This coffee was terrible.

This coffee was terrible.

I waited forever for this little guy to become comfortable enough to emerge. 

I waited forever for this little guy to become comfortable enough to emerge. 

Shining Rock Wilderness.

Shining Rock Wilderness.

Shining Rock Wilderness.

Shining Rock Wilderness.

She was pooped after running around like a maniac in the fields.

She was pooped after running around like a maniac in the fields.

She was exhausted from our trip. She fell asleep against the window separating the camper top and the cab of the truck.

She was exhausted from our trip. She fell asleep against the window separating the camper top and the cab of the truck.