With temperatures soaring around Asheville, we decided to FINALLY make the trek to Roan Mountain and hike the balds from the Carvers Gap trailhead to Grassy Ridge. This is definitely my kind of hike. Undulating with a few nice uphills for a workout, but not so strenuous that it isn’t fun. And the views! I’m a big fan of ridgeline hikes and this is probably my new favorite in WNC.

~ Anne-Marie Dany