Mount Sterling Trail – Mount Sterling Fire Tower – GSMNP

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 Mount Sterling Trail – Mount Sterling Fire Tower – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Details: Location: Mount Sterling Gap; on Mt. Sterling Road (Old Hwy 284) between Big Creek Ranger Station and Cataloochee. Distance: 2.8 miles. (5.6 miles round trip.) Elevation Gained: 2006 feet. Difficulty: Strenuous. … Continue reading

Big Creek Trail – Midnight Hole – Mouse Creek Falls – GSMNP

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 Big Creek Trail – Midnight Hole & Mouse Creek Falls – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Thursday, March 14, 2013 Details: Location: Big Creek Distance: 4 miles, round trip. Time: 1:49 Weather: Clear; 44 degrees. Gear: Vasque Bitterroot Boots, Superfeet insoles, Baselayers, MH Warlow softshell pants, Marmot fleece. Summary: Big … Continue reading

AT – Davenport Gap to Mount Cammerer – GSMNP

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Appalachian Trail – Davenport Gap to Mount Cammerer (Almost) – Great Smoky Mountains National Park Details: Difficulty: Strenuous. Location: Appalachian Trail at Davenport Gap. Distance: I made 4.72 miles before my left knee objected and I turned around. 9.5 miles round trip. Total Ascent: 2,695 feet. (To the 4.72 mile … Continue reading

Chestnut Branch Trail – GSMNP

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Chestnut Branch Trail – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Saturday, March 2, 2013. Details: Difficulty: Moderate. Mile 1 is a nice, graded uphill, with great views of Chestnut Branch. Mile 2 is all *up.* Go 1.1 miles to the sharp right turn and the small cascade for a nice … Continue reading

AT – Davenport Gap

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 Appalachian Trail – Davenport Gap to Davenport Gap Shelter – February 21, 2013 Details: Location: Davenport Gap. Distance: 2 miles, round trip. Total Ascent: 633 feet. Time: 1:11 Weather: Clear; 30 degrees. Gear: Vasque Bitterroot Boots (Break-in day hike.) Superfeet insoles, Baselayers, MH Warlow softshell pants, Marmot fleece, TNF Hardshell jacket, … Continue reading

Big Creek – GSMNP

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Big Creek – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – February 18, 2013 Details: Location: Big Creek Distance: 3 miles, round trip. Time: 1:24 Weather: Clear; 24 degrees. Gear: Vasque Bitterroot Boots (Break-in day hike.) Superfeet insoles, Baselayers, MH Warlow softshell pants, Marmot fleece, TNF Hardshell jacket.  Story: I returned to … Continue reading

Big Creek Trail, GSMNP

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Big Creek Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park – February 16, 2013 Details: Location: Big Creek Distance: 2.5 miles, round trip. Time: 1:02 Weather: Clear; 20 degrees. Gear: Vasque Bitterroot Boots (Break-in day hike.) Baselayers, MH Warlow softshell pants, Marmot fleece, TNF Hardshell jacket. Story: Looking for a short, easy … Continue reading