“Duane and I started hiking at Glassmine Falls Overlook off the Blue Ridge Parkway up to Blackstop Knob. This trail is beautiful, my idea of a prefect trail: shaded with forest floor covered by lush ferns, moss covered rocks, and soft needle covered trail that smelled like Christmas from the fir trees. We had some open views up on the ridge line, and passed a huge fallen tree root base that was about 15 feet high right by the trail.”

~ Shelley Sims