Tag: Black Mountains

Jan 03 2017

Black Mountain Crest Trail – Pisgah National Forest, NC

  The Black Mountain Crest Trail is one of the most renowned and intimidating¬†hikes in North Carolina. Located in the Appalachian Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest, the trail crosses the crest of the Black Mountains across five 6,000+ foot peaks culminating in the tallest peak east of the Mississippi River, Mt. Mitchell. This trek …

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Mar 30 2015

Mt. Mitchell Trail – Pisgah National Forest, NC

  The Mt. Mitchell Trail has been beckoning me for years, and I had always wanted to hike¬†it during the winter to get the full mountain experience. The weather was supposed to be sunny but bitterly cold and windy on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, which sounded perfect to me because visibility would be outstanding. …

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Jun 11 2014

Colbert Ridge to Woody Ridge – Pisgah National Forest, NC

  Last year I really enjoyed my first trip to the Black Mountains. I assumed that the views would be restricted with the mountains covered in conifer forests. Despite my fears, the views from Maple Camp Bald, Mount Craig, and Mount Mitchell were outstanding. However, most of the hike was on well-trodden trails with quite …

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