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Views from Vandeventer Professional Review and Guide
"This hike travels the spine of Iron Mountain, using the Appalachian Trail to reach a trail shelter and a fi ne view. Start near Watauga Dam and work uphill, entering Laurel Branch Wilderness, climbing by switchbacks to the ridge crest. Occasional outcrops provide warm-up views. Th e richly forested mountain eventually takes you to Vandeventer trail shelter, directly behind which is a rock crag presenting panoramas of Watauga Lake and beyond."
--Johnny Molloy, Five-Star Trails: Tri-Cities of Tennessee and Virginia (Menasha Ridge Press).
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