A friend called me one Friday afternoon and said, “I’m in town. Do you wanna get outside right now?” and I said, “Absolutely.” It was just what I needed to finish my week. He had never been to Black Balsam Knob before so I suggested a sunset hike. From Asheville it looked like it might be a really nice sunset. So we figured it would be nice at 6,000 feet too. We hiked up Black Balsam and ended up in the clouds. It cleared up a few times, but during the best part of sunset we were in a cloud. It cleared up a little for me to take this picture of some clouds, ridges and sunset color. Despite the weather he thought it was a beautiful hike!

~ Johnny Davison