Red Spruce Knob
Greg Wood
1/28/2002
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After a treacherous journey through an ice-covered Williams River Road I finally emerged on the Scenic Highway and dry road, with a few trail heads nearby. This is near the Laurel Canyon overlook.
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Here's a panorama not far from the highway.
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Spruce trees stand out against a backdrop of bare trees in the middle of winter.
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Spruce floating on a sea of gray.
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A snowy Tea Creek Mountain Trail starts (or ends, rather) here.
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Near the start of the trail that winds its way up to Red Spruce Knob.
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Snow covered much of this trail.
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Getting into the big spruce near the summit.
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Baby spruce trees abound.
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Blue diamonds mark the trail.
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Giants of Red Spruce Knob.
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Where the trees get thick and snow can't penetrate, or in open places where the sun can melt it, the trail is relatively dry.
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The summit, at last, with a view toward the east and Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort in the distance.
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Barren wilderness.
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The trail loops around the tree-covered summit and back down the ridge.