We took the Profile Trail on Grandfather Mountain. It is called this becuase you can see a profile of a grandfather along this trail. Unfortunately, the clouds prevent this today.
The trail starts along a stream.
Our first good view along the way (and our last)
Cool tree trunk
There was a lot of work put into this trail.
Neat rock face
This is the view of the profile of the "grandfather".
We are now on the Grandfather trail working our way across the mountain hoping that the weather will break for at least a few minutes.
The trail was well marked with arrows when it went across the open rock.
The clouds were blowing across the top.
This is about as close as I got to seeing the profile of the grandfather.
On the way up.
A camping platform.
Ladders were installed in places.
This section of trail to the top of Macrae Peak was closed becuase of ice.
We took the Underwood Trail to Grandfather Gap
It was pretty cloudy at Grandfather Gap also.
On the way back I decided to ingnore the closed trail and go up Macrae Peak anyhow.
This ladder goes to the top, and there was no ice, so it was all good.
Paul on the ladder
About the bast that the view got.
Descending back down.