north carolina

  1. BJett

    Shining Rock Wilderness

    Shining Rock Wilderness in North Carolina was included in the original 1964 Wilderness Act, and has since been expanded to 18,500 acres. Located in the Pisgah Ranger District of NC, the Art Loeb National Recreation Trail is the highlight here. Section 3 of the Art Loeb goes up and over 6,000'...
  2. W

    5 days in the Smokies

    3/12 - 3/16/18 (4 nights) Day 1 miles: 6.5 Day 2 miles: 10.75 Day 3 miles: 11.25 Day 4 miles: 18 Day 5 miles: 3 Total miles: 50 miles Campsites: 70, 82, 81, 74 My planned trip was to start at the Tunnel at the end of the "Road to Nowhere" outside of Bryson City. Then Lakeshore Trail to White...
  3. BJett

    Early Fall in the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness Area

    October 10-12, 2015. Western North Carolina. This was my 4th trip to this southeast gem and it did not disappoint. This area is some of wildest left in the southeast and that tends to draw bear and boar hunters in droves in October. We forgot to wear orange but no one was mistaken for Yogi...
  4. T

    GSMNP Sunkota Ridge, Thomas Divide, Noland Divide, Deep Creek

    Wed 4/29/15 Michelle and I packed everything tues night and and after showering and eating a killer breakfast we hit the road right at 0600. After about ten pit stops from drinking too much water, coffee and a stop at Chipotle for lunch in Atlanta, we finally arrived at Deep Creek around 1700...
  5. Aldaron

    Pisgah National Forest

    Well, life has been crazy since I moved from Utah to Alabama this summer, but we've finally moved into a house and we're about to be settled in. So, over the Labor Day weekend I decided it was time to get out for a few days. This has been a rough summer because for nine years in Utah I've had...
  6. BJett

    Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness, Part II

    Back to the jewel of the southern Appalachians, with a first timer in tow. I love sharing this place with other wilderness lovers, it exceeds their expectations every time. This trip I took the crew up to the 5200' Hangover, a 360 degree view that you have to earn to see...there is no easy way...
  7. BJett

    Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness Area

    “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” ― John Muir The Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness in North Carolina might be the best backcountry escape in the southeast. The views from up high on the Hangover rival anything in the Smokies, and Slickrock Creek's waterfalls...
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