I went on a short sunrise hike in October to the top of Black Balsam Knob. What I saw that morning was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen. I have yet to find the right words to describe the beauty that stretched out before me. To preface the pictures, the world was frozen, every blade of glass, every stick, every leaf had 1/4-1/2 inch of ice encasing it. The rising sun caught the ice creating a soft sparkle. When the breeze whipped around it, the frozen blades of grass tinked against each other, creating a glorious symphony that words cannot possibly describe.
I am sure that this was a once in a lifetime experience, and I know that these pictures just do not do the scene enough justice, but I hope that you enjoy nonetheless.