Laurel Mountain was the high point of our week-long visit to the "Southeast's Mecca of mountian bike riding". It had everything, long single track, long tough climbs, technical challenge both up and down, scenic, and wild. The signage was a little sketchy in places but that just added to the thrill! I can't say enough about Jim Parham's "Western NC Pisga" Mountain Bike Guide Series. It helped us lay out a week of riding before we even left Vermont. The fact that we rode for an entire week with nobody to lead us without getting lost speaks highly of the book!