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

2017 STATS YEAR TO DATE

2017 GOAL:  450 Miles

  • Total Miles: 244.7
  • Total Elevation Gain: 47,601′

PISGAH PARKING LOT TO ELK PASTURE GAP

October 15, 2017

  • Distance: 4.2 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 1300 ft.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous (very steep)

BRIDGER VIEW

October 11, 2017

  • Distance: 1.7 Miles out and back
  • Elevation Gain: 243 ft.
  • Difficulty: Moderate

GRASSY MOUNTAIN VIA TRAIL 119 FROM SKIDWAY

October 10, 2017

  • Distance: 5.0 Miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1575 ft.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous (very steep)

SKIDWAY TRAIL 119 TO GRASSY MTN.

October 9, 2017

  • Distance: 2.4 miles Out and Back
  • Elevation Gain: 656 ft.
  • Difficulty: Moderate

NORTH 40 ‘T’

October 8, 2017

  • Distance: 1.2 Miles Out and Back
  • Elevation Gain: 177′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

PRESSLEY COVE TRAIL

October 1, 2017

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

MT. PISGAH

September 30, 2017

  • Distance: 3 Miles RT (Discrepancy between measured and official)
  • Elevation Change: 750 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate

COON TREE LOOP

September 24, 2017

  • 3.9 miles
  • 1033′ Elevation Gain
  • Difficulty: Moderate

WOLFPEN WALKABOUT

September 14, 2017

  • Distance: 3.7 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 219′
  • Difficulty: Easy

PISGAH TO ELK PASTURE GAP

September 10, 2017

  • Partial Hike: 2.2 Miles
  • Elevation Gain: Approx. 950′

SKYLINE TRAIL AND Chimney Rock to Exclamation Point

September 6, 2017

  • Hickory Nut Falls Trail: 2.06 Miles Round Trip
    Branches off Four Seasons Trail to bottom of 400′ waterfall – Elevation Gain: 417′
  • Visitor’s Parking Lot to Exclamation Point: 1.1 Miles RT – Elevation Gain: 558′
  • Skyline Trail: 2.0 Miles Round Trip – Elevation Gain: 472′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

PRESSLEY COVE TRAIL

September 4, 2017

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

TROMBATORE TRAIL (to creek and back)

August 13, 2017

  • Distance: 2.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 558′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

August 12, 2017

  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

WOLFPEN WALKABOUT (COMPLETE)

August 9, 2017

  • Distance: 3.7 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 219′
  • Difficulty: Easy

MT. PISGAH

July 31, 2017

  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

OLD BUTT KNOB AND SHINING CREEK TRAIL LOOP

July 29, 2017

  • Distance: 8.5 Miles
  • Elevation Gain: 2890′
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous!

MTS – LITTLE SAM – FLAT LAUREL CREEK LOOP

July 15, 2017

  • Distance:  6.4 Miles
  • Elevation Gain: 794′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

July 10, 2017

  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

PILOT ROCK FROM PISGAH INN PARKING LOT

July 8, 2017

  • Distance: 5.7 Miles (to 4100′ contour line)
  • Elevation Gain: 1516′
  • Difficulty: Hard

CRSP: HICKORY NUT FALLS – FOUR SEASONS TRAIL

July 6, 2017

  • Distance: 3.6 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 738′
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

WOLFPEN WALKABOUT (COMPLETE)

July 5, 2017

  • Distance: 3.7 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 219′
  • Difficulty: Easy

MOUNTAIN VIEW TRAIL (HOUSE TO JUNCTION)

June 29, 2017 4:30 pm

  • Distance: 1.8 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 208 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy

NORTH 40 “T”

June 28, 2017 11:00 am

  • Total Distance: 1.2 miles
  • Total Elevation Gain: 177′
  • Difficulty:  Moderate

MOUNTAIN VIEW TRAIL (HOUSE TO JUNCTION)

June 25, 2017 4:30 pm

  • Distance: 1.8 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 208 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy

MOUNTAIN VIEW TRAIL AND NORTH 40 “T”

JUNE 24, 2017

  • Distance: 3.6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 409′
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

MOUNTAIN VIEW TRAIL (HOUSE TO JUNCTION)

June 19, 2017 4:30 pm

  • Distance: 1.8 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 200 ft.
  • Difficulty: Easy

NORTH 40 “T”

June 19, 2017 11:00 am

  • Total Distance: 1.2 miles
  • Total Elevation Gain: 177′
  • Difficulty:  Moderate

NORTH 40 “T”

June 17, 2017

  • Total Distance: 1.2 miles
  • Total Elevation Gain: 177′
  • Difficulty:  Moderate

PISGAH TO ELK PASTURE GAP

June 10, 2017

  • Total Distance Hiked (partial hike): 3 miles
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1027′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK – ALL TRAILS FROM BOTTOM TO TOP

June 9, 2017

  • Total Distance: 4.7 Miles RT
  • Total Elevation Gain: 1329′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

June 7, 2017

  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

ART LOEB – MTS – FLAT LAUREL CREEK LOOP VIA PARKWAY

June 3, 2017

  • Distance: 6.2 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 1194 feet
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

May 31, 2017

  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

BENNET GAP – PERRY COVE LOOP

MAY 29, 2017

  • Distance: 4.1 miles
  • Elevation Gain 1135′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

COON TREE LOOP

May 27, 2017

  • Distance: 3.9 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1033′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

May 14, 2017

  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

May 11, 2017

  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

April 17, 2017

  • Distance: 3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 750′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MIDDLE PRONG WANDERINGS

April 16, 2017

  • Distance: 5.5 Miles approx.
  • Elevation Gain:  531′
  • Difficulty: Very Difficult to find trail, but only mildly strenuous

BUCK SPRINGS TRAIL

From Pisgah Inn to small waterfall … turnaround and back.

April 9, 2017

  • Distance: 1.9 Miles
  • Elevation Gain: 408′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

CRSP: HICKORY NUT FALLS – FOUR SEASONS TRAIL

April 4, 2017

  • Distance: 3.6 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 738′
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

CEDAR ROCK LOOP

April 1, 2017

  • Distance: 8.9 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 1715′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

WOLFPEN WALKABOUT

March 31, 2017

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

WOLFPEN 1 & 2

MARCH 27, 2017

  • Distance: 3.7 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 219′
  • Difficulty:  Easy

TABLE ROCK: PARKING LOT TO CCC SHELTER AND BACK

March 25, 2017

  • Distance: 3.6
  • Elevation Gain:  1198′
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Steep

RUMBLING BALD (twice)

March 23, 2017

  • Distance: 3 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 600′
  • Difficulty: Easy

MT. PISGAH

March 22, 2017

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

TO WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS

March 21, 2017

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

TROMBATORE TRAIL

March 18, 2017

  • Distance: 5.4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 1246′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

CRSP: HICKORY NUT FALLS – FOUR SEASONS TRAIL

March 13, 2017

  • Distance: 3.6 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 738′
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

WOLFPEN WALKABOUT

March 12, 2017

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

TROMBATORE TRAIL

March 11, 2017

  • Distance: 1.1 Miles (aborted hike due to cold wind)
  • Elevation Gain: 260′
  • Difficulty: Easy

RUMBLING BALD

March 8, 2017

  • Distance: 1.5
  • Elevation Gain: 314′
  • Difficulty: Easy

ELK PASTURE GAP

February 25, 2017

  • Distance: 2.1 Miles (Partial)
  • Elevation Gain: 600′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

BUCK SPRINGS TRAIL

February 21, 2017

  • Distance: 2.3 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 360′
  • Difficulty: Easy

FRYING PAN MTN – PARKWAY TO FIRE TOWER

February 21, 2017

  • Distance: 1.7 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 387′
  • Difficulty: Easy

COON TREE LOOP

February 20, 2017

  • Distance: 3.9 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1033′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MOUNTAIN VIEW TRAIL

February 18, 2017

  • Distance: 1.8 Miles RT
  • Elevation Change: 300 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy

NORTH 40 T

February 12, 2017

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

CRSP:UPPER STAIRS AND HICKORY NUT FALLS TRAIL

February 10, 2017

  • Distance: 3.2 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 975′  (558′ Upper Stairs, 417′ HNF)
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

TABLE ROCK TRAIL TO GOVERNOR’S ROCK

February 8, 2017

  • Distance: 5.5 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 1709′
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

CRSP: HICKORY NUT FALLS – FOUR SEASONS TRAIL

February 7, 2017

  • Distance: 3.6 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 738′
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

CRSP: HICKORY NUT FALLS – FOUR SEASONS TRAIL

February 6, 2017

  • Distance: 3.6 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 738′
  • Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • 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

DANIEL RIDGE LOOP

February 5, 2017

  • Distance: 4 Miles RT
  • Elevation Gain: 827 feet
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

WOLFPEN WALKABOUT

February 2, 2017

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

RUMBLING BALD

February 1, 2017

  • Distance: 1.5
  • Elevation Gain: 314′
  • Difficulty: Easy

TO WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS @ INGLES

January 24, 2017

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

WOLFPEN WALKABOUT

January 22, 2017

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

MT. PISGAH

January 18, 2017

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

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

--- Albert Einstein

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