Oh, Beth, let’s keep your Black Gum Hill house open year ’round! It’s just sad to say good bye to the house each year, and I think it was especially hard this year. We all have been through so much over this past year and this mountain home has been such a place of solace and fellowship. We gathered, we shared, we hiked, and we talked—a lot!

Beautiful sunset tree at Balsam.

Final moments—final sunset on our final day after our final hike.

I so love to see a Bald Eagle. Rare sighting on our last day at Balsam.