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    Eric Lane reviewed Buford Mountain State Forest Trail

    8 months ago

    The bald Knob has an awesome view, everything else on the trail is just a long stroll through the woods. Don’t waste your with the loop unless you are doing it for the exercise.

    Eric Lane reviewed Caney Creek Loop Trail

    9 months ago

    Not terrible. I hiked it in the rain and the horses have beat it down pretty well. There are some decent views of the lake but it is mostly just a stroll through the woods. It’s long but there are no big hills. Expect mediocre views of the lake and no technical climbing or heart pumping hills.

    Eric Lane completed Caney Creek Loop Trail

    9 months ago

    Eric Lane reviewed Black Mountain Crest Trail

    10 months ago

    Do not underestimate the difficulty of this trail. First of all, if you are climbing from Bowlens Creek, the first 4.5 miles is the EASIEST climbing portion of the trail. For some people to say that the first 4.5 miles is the hardest, they obviously didn’t complete the entire trail. The AllTrails app is incorrect, it is more like 12.5 miles to Mount Mitchell from Bowlens Creek. We completed our hike in January of 2018 and the trail was very icy, making it very difficult to climb the rock scrambling portions of the trail. It really doesn’t get difficult until you start making your approach to Winter Star Mountain. From Winter Star Mountain to Mount Mitchell is some of the most strenuous hiking that I have done considering the iciness of the trail. There is a portion on Big Tom were there are ropes attached to two separate angled rock faces to assist in your scramble up the rock. I would recommend doing this trail in the summer when you do not have to worry about ice. Also, DO NOT expect to camp at Mount Mitchell in the winter. The campground is closed during winter months and they do not allow camping. DO NOT take on this trail unless you are a well prepared, experienced backpacker. We spoke to the park ranger and he said they are constantly rescuing unprepared, inexperienced hikers because they bite off more than they can chew. Luckily we were well prepared and were able to finish.

    Eric Lane completed Black Mountain Crest Trail

    10 months ago

    Eric Lane added East and West Pinnacle

    11 months ago

    Eric Lane saved Blackburn Rock Overlook

    11 months ago

    Eric Lane saved Koomer Ridge Trail

    11 months ago

    Eric Lane updated West Pinnacle, Robe Mountain, and Basin Mountain Trail

    11 months ago

    Eric Lane updated West Pinnacle, Robe Mountain, and Basin Mountain Trail

    11 months ago

    Eric Lane updated West Pinnacle, Robe Mountain, and Basin Mountain Trail

    11 months ago

    Eric Lane updated West Pinnacle, Robe Mountain, and Basin Mountain

    11 months ago

    Eric Lane updated West Pinnacle, Robe Mountain, and Basin Mountain Loop

    11 months ago

    Eric Lane completed East and West Pinnacle

    11 months ago

    Eric Lane saved Mount Rogers Trail

    11 months ago

    Eric Lane completed Pilot Knob Trail

    12 months ago

    Eric Lane added Pilot Knob Trail

    12 months ago

    Eric Lane saved Overstreet Falls

    about 1 year ago

    Eric Lane saved Shawnee Trail

    about 1 year ago