We were on the Appalachian Trail (AT) for most of the hike - then we went off trail to head to the summit.
Here is Scott KW4JM - on the AT
Here I am at the same point on the AT
The off trail hike was on a very wide and open ridge to the summit of Siler Bald
Here is the monument at Siler Bald summit - to prove I was there
Being that we are just off the AT by a few hundred yards - this family joined us at the summit. The kids heard Morse code for the very first time.
The sun finally peaked through and the cloud cover unraveled the beautiful view
The second half of the day is the hike to Wesser Bald. Weser Bald trailhead is but a short drive from the Siler Bald trailhead on Wayah Rd. We went north on Wayah Rd and then a right turn at Otter Creek Rd which takes us to the Wesser Bald trailhead.
Here we are approaching the observation deck at the summit. It is a rebuilt fire tower on a steel frame.
The views from the observation deck were spectacular
Showing a seemingly endless sea of mountains