"If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else." --- Yogi Berra

2016 STATS YEAR TO DATE

2016 GOAL:  450 Miles

  • Total Miles: 416.4
  • Total Elevation Gain: 80,262′

MT. PISGAH

December 24, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

TO WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS @ INGLES

December 21, 2016

  • Distance: 3.6
  • Elevation Gain: 316′
  • Difficulty: Easy

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

December 18, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

CAT GAP LOOP

December 16, 2016

  • Distance: 4.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 1050 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

December 14, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

December 13, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

MT. PISGAH

December 3, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

COON TREE LOOP

December 2, 2016

  • 3.7 miles
  • 1000′ Elevation Gain
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

December 1, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

SAM’S KNOB / FLAT LAUREL CREEK LOOP

November 27, 2016

  • Distance: 3.9 Miles
  • Elevation Gain: 787
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

November 21, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

PRESSLEY COVE TRAIL TO PRESSLEY GAP

November 20, 2016

  • Distance: 2.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 1003 ft.

MT. LECONTE TO NEWFOUND GAP

Via The Boulevard Trail and the Appalachian Trail

November 12, 2016

  • Total Distance: 8.1
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1272′
  • Difficulty:  Difficult to Strenuous

MYRTLE POINT, MT. LECONTE, TN

November 11, 2016

  • Total Distance: 1.5 Miles
  • Total Elevation Gain: 330′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

ALUM CAVE TRAIL (TOP OF MOUNTAIN ONLY)

November 11, 2016

  • Total Distance 2.7 Miles
  • Total Elevation Gain: 657
  • Difficulty: Moderate

NEWFOUND GAP TO MT. LECONTE, TN

via Appalachian Trail and The Boulevard Trail

November 10, 2016

  • Total Distance: 8.1 Miles
  • Total Elevation Gain: 2466′
  • Difficulty: Difficult to Strenuous

CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

November 9, 2016

  • Total Distance: 3.9 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1080′

MT. PISGAH

November 8, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

November 7, 2016

  • Total Distance: 3.9 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1080′

DANIEL RIDGE LOOP

November 6, 2016

  • Distance: 4.9
  • Elevation Gain: 326′
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

FOUR SEASONS AND HICKORY NUT FALL

October 31, 2016

  • Distance:2.7
  • Elevation Gain: 558

BENNET GAP – PERRY COVE LOOP

October 30, 2016

  • Elevation Gain 1135′
  • Length: 4.1 miles
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

MT. PISGAH

October 26, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

October 25, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

October 24, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MTS: PISGAH PARKING LOT TO ELK PASTURE GAP

October 23, 2016

  • Distance: 4 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 1424 ft.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous (very steep)

CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK to the Chimney

October 20, 2016

  • Total Distance: 3.2 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 880′

CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

October 18, 2016

  • Total Distance: 3.9 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1080′

MT. PISGAH

October 17, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

October 14, 2016

  • Total Distance: 3.9 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1080′

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8 (TWICE)

October 13, 2016

  • Distance: 2.8 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 266 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

October 12, 2016

  • Total Distance: 3.9 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1080′

MT. PISGAH

October 11, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

CEDAR ROCK VIA CAT GAP LOOP

OCTOBER 9, 2016

  • Distance: 7.1 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 1843′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

October 6, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

CHIMNEY ROCK

October 4, 2016

  • Totle Elevation Gain: 522′
  • Total Miles: 1.2 miles (hard miles — all steps)
  • The Outcroppings: .5 Mile Round Trip Made up of staircases from upper parking lot(1958′) to Chimney Chimney Elevation: 2280′
  • Skyline Trail: .7 Mile Round Trip Begins at Chimney to top of Exclamation Point Exclamation Point Elevation: 2480′

PRESSLEY COVE (to top of stairs)

October 2, 2016

  • Distance: 2.2 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 823 ft.

MT. PISGAH

October 1, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MOUNTAIN VIEW TRAIL

September 20, 2016

  • Distance: 1.5 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy

JEEP TRAIL

September 20, 2016

  • Distance: .6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 77 ft.

NORTH 40 “I”

September 19, 2016

  • Distance: 1.7 mile round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 212 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy

NORTH 40 “I”

September 18, 2016

  • Distance: 1.7 mile round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 212 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy

MT. PISGAH

September 13, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MTS – Elk Pasture Gap to Pisgah Parking Lot

September 11, 2016

  • Distance: 3.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 1365 ft.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous (very steep)

MT. PISGAH

September 7, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MTS – Elk Pasture Gap to Pisgah Parking Lot

September 5, 2016

  • Distance: 3.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 1365 ft.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous (very steep)

MT. PISGAH

August 28, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

PRESSLEY COVE (to Pressley Gap)

August 1, 2016

  • Distance: 2.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 1003 ft.

PRESSLEY COVE (to Pressley Gap)

August 13, 2016

  • Distance: 2.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 1003 ft.

MT. PISGAH

July 23, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

FLAT LAUREL CREEK

July 23, 2016

  • Distance: 5.7 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 900 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate

SACAJAWEA PEAK

July 8, 2016

  • Elevation: 9665′ at Summit
  • Distance: 4.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 1955 feet
  • Difficulty: Strenuous

THE “M”

July 5, 2016

  • Distance: 2.9 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 843 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate

THE “T”

July 4, 2016

  • Distance: 1.2 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 177 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

THE “T”

JULY 3, 2016

  • Distance: 1.2 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 177 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

THE “T”

June  30, 2016

  • Distance: 2.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 354 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

THE “T” twice

June  30, 2016

  • Distance: 2.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 354 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

THE “T”

June  29, 2016

  • Distance: 1.2 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 177 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

THE “M”

June  28, 2016

  • Distance: 2.3 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 733 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

THE “T”

June  28, 2016

  • Distance: 1.2 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 177 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

THE “T”

June  26, 2016

  • Distance: 1.2 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 177 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

THE “T”

June  24, 2016

  • Distance: 1.2 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 177 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

THE “T”

June  23, 2016

  • Distance: 1.2 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 177 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

June 19, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

MTS – Elk Pasture Gap to Pisgah Parking Lot

June 19, 2016

  • Distance: 3.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 1365 ft.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous (very steep)

READ MORE ABOUT THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA TRAIL

TO WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS (@INGLES)

June 16, 2016

  • Distance: 3.6
  • Elevation Gain: 316′
  • Difficulty: Easy

MT. PISGAH

June 15, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MORE ABOUT MT. PISGAH TRAIL

CHIMNEY ROCK

June 13, 2016

  • Four Seasons Trail: 1.2 Miles Round Trip Woodland Trail from lower parking lot to main parking lot Starting Elevation at the Meadows: 1400′
  • Hickory Nut Falls Trail: 1.5 Miles Round Trip Branches off Four Seasons Trail to bottom of 400′ waterfall
  • Visitor’s Parking Lot Elevation:  1958′

I hiked the trails from the bottom of Four Seasons to the Falls and the Visitor’s Parking Lot.

  • Total Distance: 2.7 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 558′

READ MORE ABOUT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

MT. PISGAH

June 12, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MORE ABOUT MT. PISGAH TRAIL

CHIMNEY ROCK

June 7, 2016

  • Total Distance: 3.9 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1080′

READ MORE ABOUT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

PRESSLEY COVE

June 4, 2016

  • Distance: 2.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 1003 ft.

MT. HARDY

May 30, 2016

  • Distance: 4.4 miles out and back
  • Elevation Gain: 1017 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

CHIMNEY ROCK

MAY 26, 2016

  • Four Seasons Trail: 1.2 Miles Round Trip Woodland Trail from lower parking lot to main parking lot Starting Elevation at the Meadows: 1400′
  • Hickory Nut Falls Trail: 1.5 Miles Round Trip Branches off Four Seasons Trail to bottom of 400′ waterfall
  • Visitor’s Parking Lot Elevation:  1958′
  • The Outcroppings: .5 Mile Round Trip Made up of staircases from upper parking lot to Chimney Chimney Elevation: 2280′
  • Skyline Trail: .7 Mile Round Trip Begins at Chimney to top of Exclamation Point Exclamation Point Elevation: 2480′

I hiked all of the trails from the bottom of Four Seasons to Exclamation Point.

  • Total Distance: 3.9 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1080′

READ MORE ABOUT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

MT. PISGAH

May 24, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MORE ABOUT MT. PISGAH TRAIL

MT. PISGAH

May 23, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MORE ABOUT MT. PISGAH TRAIL

JOHN ROCK LOOP

May 22, 2016

  • Distance: 5.7 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 1375′
  • Difficulty: Moderate / Some Steep

MT. PISGAH

May 21, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MORE ABOUT MT. PISGAH TRAIL

CHIMNEY ROCK

MAY 12, 2016

  • Four Seasons Trail: 1.2 Miles Round Trip Woodland Trail from lower parking lot to main parking lot Starting Elevation at the Meadows: 1400′
  • Hickory Nut Falls Trail: 1.5 Miles Round Trip Branches off Four Seasons Trail to bottom of 400′ waterfall
  • Visitor’s Parking Lot Elevation:  1958′
  • The Outcroppings: .5 Mile Round Trip Made up of staircases from upper parking lot to Chimney Chimney Elevation: 2280′
  • Skyline Trail: .7 Mile Round Trip Begins at Chimney to top of Exclamation Point Exclamation Point Elevation: 2480′

I hiked all of the trails from the bottom of Four Seasons to Exclamation Point.

  • Total Distance: 3.9 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1080′

READ MORE ABOUT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

MT. PISGAH

May 2, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MORE ABOUT MT. PISGAH TRAIL

FLAT LAUREL CREEK LOOP

April 30, 2016

  • Total Distance: 5.3 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 679 ft.
  • Highest Point: 5935 ft.

We parked at the Black Balsam Parking Lot and walked down the road to Sam Knob trailhead to start our hike (not hiking .2 miles from parkway section).

READ MORE ABOUT FLAT LAUREL CREEK LOOP →

MT. PISGAH

April 23, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles
  • Elevation Change: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MORE ABOUT MT. PISGAH TRAIL

SAMS KNOB

April 17, 2016

  • Total Distance: 2.6 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 384′

CHIMNEY ROCK

April 16, 2016

Phil and I hiked from upper parking lot to Exclamation Point.

  • Total Distance: 1.2 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 522′

READ MORE ABOUT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

BILTMORE WALKABOUT

March 30, 2016

  • Distance: 3.2 Miles (walkabout with the Grands)

MT. PISGAH

March 29, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles (partial hike with the Grands)
  • Elevation Change: ?
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MORE ABOUT MT. PISGAH TRAIL

MT. PISGAH

March 28, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 750 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MORE ABOUT MT. PISGAH TRAIL

AVERY CREEK RIDGE LOOP

March 24, 2016

  • Total Distance: 10.8 Miles
  • Total Elevation Gain: 3162′

CHIMNEY ROCK

March 24, 2016

I hiked all of the trails from the bottom of Four Seasons to Exclamation Point.

  • Total Distance: 3.9 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1080′

READ MORE ABOUT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

MT. PISGAH

March 23, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 750 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MORE ABOUT MT. PISGAH TRAIL

CHIMNEY ROCK

March 21, 2016

  • Four Seasons Trail: 1.2 Miles Round Trip Woodland Trail from lower parking lot to main parking lot Starting Elevation at the Meadows: 1400′
  • Hickory Nut Falls Trail: 1.5 Miles Round Trip Branches off Four Seasons Trail to bottom of 400′ waterfall
  • Visitor’s Parking Lot Elevation:  1958′
  • The Outcroppings: .5 Mile Round Trip Made up of staircases from upper parking lot to Chimney Chimney Elevation: 2280′
  • Skyline Trail: .7 Mile Round Trip Begins at Chimney to top of Exclamation Point Exclamation Point Elevation: 2480′

I hiked all of the trails from the bottom of Four Seasons to Exclamation Point.

  • Total Distance: 3.9 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1080′

READ MORE ABOUT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

MTS – Elk Pasture Gap to Pisgah Parking Lot

March 20, 2016

  • Distance: 3.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 1365 ft.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous (very steep)

READ MORE ABOUT THE MOUNTAINS TO THE SEA TRAIL

COON TREE LOOP

March 19, 2016

  • 3.7 miles
  • 1000′ Elevation Gain
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MORE ABOUT COON TREE LOOP →

MT. PISGAH

March 18, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 750 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MORE ABOUT MT. PISGAH TRAIL

CHIMNEY ROCK

March 17, 2016

I hiked all of the trails from the bottom of Four Seasons to Exclamation Point.

  • Total Distance: 3.9 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1080′

READ MORE ABOUT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

CHIMNEY ROCK

March 15, 2016

I hiked all of the trails from the bottom of Four Seasons to Exclamation Point.

  • Total Distance: 3.9 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1080′

READ MORE ABOUT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

MT. PISGAH

March 12, 2016

  • Distance: 3 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 750 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MORE ABOUT MT. PISGAH TRAIL

CHIMNEY ROCK

March 11, 2016

  • Distance: 2.7 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 522′

READ MORE ABOUT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

CHIMNEY ROCK

March 7, 2016

  • Distance: 1.2 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 522′
  • The Outcroppings: .5 Mile Round Trip Made up of staircases from upper parking lot to Chimney Chimney Elevation: 2280′
  • Skyline Trail: .7 Mile Round Trip Begins at Chimney to top of Exclamation Point Exclamation Point Elevation: 2480′

READ MORE ABOUT CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

February 14, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

February 8, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

TABLE ROCK-MILL CREEK LOOP

February 6, 2016

  • 6.7 miles
  • 1952′ Elevation Gain
  • Difficulty: Difficult (steep going up Table Rock Trail)

MORE ABOUT TABLE ROCK STATE PARK →

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

February 5, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

COON TREE LOOP

February 4, 2016

  • 3.7 miles
  • 1000′ Elevation Gain
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MORE ABOUT COON TREE LOOP →

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

February 1, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

January 31, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

THOMAS DIVIDE TRAIL

January 30, 2016

  • Distance: 3.8 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 722 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

MORE ABOUT THOMAS DIVIDE TRAIL →

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

January 29, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

January 28, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

January 27, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

January 26, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

WOLF PEN FIGURE 8

January 23, 2016

  • Distance: 1.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 133 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

PRESSLEY COVE TRAIL TO PRESSLEY GAP

January 3, 2016

  • Distance: 2.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 1003 ft.

MORE ABOUT PRESSLEY COVE TRAIL →

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new."

--- Albert Einstein

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