There aren't many bad things about Roan Mountain.
Any excuse to spend a day up there is good enough for me. But with great friends, pine scent, rhododendrons, and the moon promising to put on a show, I couldn't ask for a better reason to go.
Fun fact: the "super moon" is quite a challenge to successfully photograph without some kind of background structure emphasizing its unusual size. As such, all attempts for the girls to moonwalk failed. I settled for a super (imposed) moon from another photo that night. Equally as unsuccessful and cheesy.