We left at 4 PM and drove 45 minutes to the Crabtree Falls parking lot, where the trailhead was - mile post 339.5 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. We had plenty of water and some picnic foods. Of course, we had our video camera. On the way up to the Parkway, a black bear cub ran across the road, in front of our car. The Law of Bear Attraction is still with us! The video in this post shows some interesting aspects of our hike, and it shows the all-around beauty of the falls. Hope you enjoy! Oh, and at the end of our hike, we went straight to Mount Mitchell for the 8:07 PM sunset. In all, we were gone about 5 1/2 hours. Should have been only five, but Old Fort, NC has some missing street signs. Really.