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

2018 STATS YEAR TO DATE

2018 GOAL:  450 Miles

  • Total Distance Hiked in 2018: 129.54 Miles
  • Total Elevation Gain: 30,215  ft

CHIMNEY ROCK STATE PARK

August 29

  • Four Seasons Trail: 1.54 Miles Round Trip
    Woodland Trail from lower parking lot to main parking lot – Elevation Gain: 354′
  • Hickory Nut Falls Trail: 2.06 Miles Round Trip
    Branches off Four Seasons Trail to bottom of 400′ waterfall – Elevation Gain: 417′

MT. PISGAH

August 27

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

PISGAH INN WALKABOUT

August 26

  • Distance: 2.2 Miles
  • Elevation Gain: 481′
  • Difficulty: Easy

BEARWALLOW MTN.

August 25

  • Distance: 2.3 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 594′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

CAT GAP LOOP

August 5

  • Distance:  4.8 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1050′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

July 30

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

MT. PISGAH

July 29

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

MT. PISGAH

July 16

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

MOUNTAINVIEW TRAIL LOOP

June 8

  • Distance: 2.58
  • Elevation Gain: 380’
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Mountainview Trail Upper Property Line to Junction

June 7

  • Distance: 2.1
  • Elevation Gain: 254’
  • Difficulty: Easy

North 40 “T”

June 6

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

Mountainview Trail Upper Property Line to Junction

June 5

  • Distance: 2.1
  • Elevation Gain: 254’
  • Difficulty: Easy

Mountainview Trail Upper Property Line to Junction

June 4

  • Distance: 2.1
  • Elevation Gain: 254’
  • Difficulty: Easy

MOUNTAINVIEW TRAIL LOOP

May 31

  • Distance: 2.58
  • Elevation Gain: 380’
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MOUNTAINVIEW TRAIL LOOP

May 30

  • Distance: 2.58
  • Elevation Gain: 380’
  • Difficulty: Moderate

NORTH 40 T

May 30

  • Distance: 1.2 Miles
  • Elevation Gain: 170
  • Difficulty: Moderate

NORTH 40 T

May 29

  • Distance: 1.2 Miles
  • Elevation Gain: 170
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

May 14

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

MT. PISGAH

May 12

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

WOLFPEN WALKABOUT

May 7

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

MTS: PISGAH TO ELK PASTURE GAP

April 28

  • Distance: 3.6 Miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1342
  • Difficulty: Difficult

 

PILOT ROCK

April 21

  • Distance: 4.5 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1201′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

April 19

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

CAT GAP BYPASS LOOP

April 17

  • Distance: 4.1 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 784′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

CEDAR ROCK

April 14

  • Distance: 6.5 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1841′
  • Difficulty: Moderate

MT. PISGAH

April 13

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

MT. PISGAH

April 12

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

MT. PISGAH

April 11

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

PISGAH INN PILOT ROCK TRAIL

April 8

  • Distance: 2.5
  • Elevation Gain: 541
  • Difficulty: Easy

FOUR SEASONS TO HICKORY NUT FALLS

April 4

  • Four Seasons Trail: 1.54 Miles Round Trip
    Woodland Trail from lower parking lot to main parking lot – Elevation Gain: 354′
  • Hickory Nut Falls Trail: 2.06 Miles Round Trip
    Branches off Four Seasons Trail to bottom of 400′ waterfall – Elevation Gain: 417′

SAM’S KNOB AND FLAT LAUREL CREEK LOOP

April 1

Distance: 3.8 Miles
Elevation: 450′
Difficulty: Moderate

PRESSLEY COVE

March 23

Distance: 2.6 Miles
Elevation: 1003
Difficulty: Moderate

DANIEL RIDGE OUT AND BACK

March 17

  • Distance: 5 Miles
  • Elevation: 827
  • Difficulty: Moderate

FOUR SEASONS TO HICKORY NUT FALLS

Saturday, March 3

  • Distance. 3.1
  • Elevation Gain. 700
  • Difficulty. Easy

ELK PASTURE GAP

February 24

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

MT. PISGAH

Sunday, February 18

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

BEARWALLOW LOOP

Monday, January 29

  • Distance: 1.7 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 489′
  • Difficulty: Easy

THE CHIMNEYS (GSMNP)

Saturday, January 27

  • Distance: 3.8 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 1280 ft.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous

MTS: WAGON ROAD GAP TO GREEN KNOB

Took side trail beside the picnic table over the little knob. Crossed the parkway to continue on MTS to Green Knob.  Hiked to Bennett Gap on the parkway and walked back down parkway to side trail going to picnic table and back to car.

Sunday, January 21

  • Distance: 5.3 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 1050 ft.
  • Difficulty: Moderate

COON TREE LOOP

Saturday, January 20

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

MTS: WAGON ROAD GAP TO GREEN KNOB

Monday, January 15 – MLK DAY

  • Distance: 5.1 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain: 892 ft.
  • Difficulty: Moderate

PRESSLEY COVE TO BENNET GAP

Saturday, January 13

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

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