One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
--G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) English Author.
Above: A view of Erwin, TN and "The Valley Beautiful" as seen from the Appalachian Trail. This hike also gives outstanding views of the Nolichucky River (left). While steep, it's a short hike -- only 1.25 miles. Directions here.