Carolina Mountain Club
Sunday No. A2102-488 Apr 18, 2021
Gabes Mtn. Trail 8:00 AM
Hike 8.3, Drive 130, 1800 ft. ascent, Rated B-A,
Only Meeting Place: Home Depot off Exit 44 of I-40. 900M This hike will follow a mostly gentle trail from Cosby Campground to Maddron Bald Trailhead through open old-growth forest. Added attractions are a short, steep side trip to the bottom of Hen Wallow Falls, lunch at a shady, streamside campsite and a visit to the restored Baxter cabin.
Topo(s): Luftee Knob,Mt. Guyot
Saturday No. A2102-249 Apr 24, 2021
Buckeye Gap and Haywood Gap Trails Circuit 8:30 AM
Hike 9.0, Drive 30, 1500 ft. ascent, Rated B-B, Wilderness hike, limited to ten hikers, contact leader for reservation. p400
Only Meeting Place: BRP Cold Mountain Overlook at MM 412. Driving distance from Asheville is 70 miles round trip. We'll hike the MST and the Buckeye Gap Trail in the Middle Prong Wilderness, down a ridgeline on an old logging railroad grade, then past an old logging camp. At the junction with the Haywood Gap Trail, we'll hike steeply up alongside Haywood Gap Stream to Haywood Gap and follow the MST back to our cars.
Topo(s): Sam Knob
"Scout report: Thanks to Sallye and Adrianne for scouting this beautiful and challenging hike with me. Adrianne is also leading it on Wednesday May 5. The first 6 miles of the hike is a gradual downhill on an old logging railroad bed. We take the MST until it runs into Buckeye Gap. We follow Buckeye Gap down to an old logging camp. We enjoyed a variety of wild flowers on this part of the hike. We should have some of the same and different wildflowers later in April when I lead the hike. When we reach the intersection with Haywood Gap Trail, we take a 3/4 mile spur down to the Middle Prong to enjoy the Middle Prong Waterfall during our lunch break. We will retrace our steps back to the intersection and take Haywood Gap back up to the MST and to our cars. There are several small creek crossings and at least 3 deep crossings where water shoes and poles are required. The hike up the Haywood Gap Trail is very rocky with steep places, but we have close-up views of the beautiful and wild Middle Prong as it makes its way down the mountain. We started at 9:30 and got back to the car at 3:30. My GPS showed 9.82 miles and 1800' ascent."
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