Category: Bald Mountain Recreation Zone

Hikes in the Bald Mountain Recreation Zone of the Unaka Ranger District in Cherokee National Forest, TN. This zone stretches from T.N. 70 in the south near Hot Springs to I-26 and T.N. 81 in the north near Erwin.

Jan 01 2017

Big Bald – Appalachian Trail, TN

  My plan was to hike to Big Bald, supposedly one of the finest of all the grassy balds in the southern Appalachian Mountains. If you can get a sunny day in the winter, nothing beats crystal clear views from an open summit. There’s just too much haze in the summer to compare. The forecast …

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