The theme song for my road trip this summer was Roll me Away by Bob Seager.
There's a line about a hawk in flight that says "
Stood alone on a mountain top
Starin' out at the Great Divide
I could go east, I could go west
It was all up to me to decide
Just then I saw a young hawk flyin'
And my soul began to rise
And pretty soon
My heart was singin'
Roll, roll me away."
It was a beautiful sunny day after a week of rain and you could see autumn blossom all around you. There was even some red maple leaves on the ground when I gassed up for the trip.
This is the view of Black mountain as I started to climb.
This is a video of the hike. Keep moving.