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The Forney Ridge Trail to Andrews Bald starts at the west end of the parking lot for Clingmans Dome. It starts out very rocky, and descends about 500' over the course of a mile or less. It then smooths out, and rises and falls 100' or so in about another half mile to the bald.
getting ready to go

getting ready to go

just go left 1.7 miles . . .

just go left 1.7 miles . . .

Carolyn Brown, Ed Collins, Jim Holmes

Carolyn Brown, Ed Collins, Jim Holmes

next left, 0.7 miles to go . . .

next left, 0.7 miles to go . . .

arrived: Dick Roemer, Ed Collins

arrived: Dick Roemer, Ed Collins

planning to explore the bald: Jim Holmes, Ed Riley, Carolyn Brown, John Brown, Ed Collins, Charlie Larus (Dick Roemer, Bob Stelloh not shown).

planning to explore the bald: Jim Holmes, Ed Riley, Carolyn Brown, John Brown, Ed Collins, Charlie Larus (Dick Roemer, Bob Stelloh not shown).

discussing the hike back: Dick Roemer, Ed Riley, Jim Holmes, Carolyn Brown.

discussing the hike back: Dick Roemer, Ed Riley, Jim Holmes, Carolyn Brown.

the story of the balds

the story of the balds

Carolyn Brown, Ed Collins on the trail

Carolyn Brown, Ed Collins on the trail

view from the trail

view from the trail

R. maximum along the trail

R. maximum along the trail

Charlie Larus, John Brown: watching their step

Charlie Larus, John Brown: watching their step

Houstonia serpyllifolia (Bluets) underfoot

Houstonia serpyllifolia (Bluets) underfoot

Ed Collins, Ed Riley: taking a break

Ed Collins, Ed Riley: taking a break

Ed Collins, Ed Riley are happy: 50' more to go

Ed Collins, Ed Riley are happy: 50' more to go