This weekend a few friends and I hiked to Gregory Bald. This was a bit of a challenging hike with 3,000 feet of climbing in the first half (then descending 3,000 feet back to the car). The bald doesn't have any trees, only has azalea bushes, so there are beautiful views in all directions (including overlooking Cades Cove). We were about 2 weeks early to see the azaleas bloom. There were buds though. This was a great spring hike with a lot of flowers and greenery.