We spent Martin Luther King, Jr. Day up on the parkway near Wagon Road Gap on the Green Knob section of the Mountains to the Sea Trail. It was a bluebird day and the temps warmed to the mid 50’s during our hike.
The parkway was closed, so we parked at the parking lot at the Hwy 276 parkway entrance. We walked down the parkway to the trail and walked to the Green Knob summit marker and back.
On the way back, instead of hiking back across the road to our usual side trail, we continued on the MTS down to where it intersects Hwy 276 and then took the road back to the car.