Monthly Archives: August 2011

James E. Edmonds Backcountry Trail, Black Rock Mountain State Park – 8/27/11

This was not an easy hike. The trail is registered as a 7.3 mile loop (or lollipop) trail, and the elevation from trail head parking to the primary vista, Look Off Mountain, varies very little. But it’s what is in … Continue reading

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Three Forks Trail – Rabun County, Ga. from Big Creek – 8/20/11

This was an interesting hike, 9.3 miles total, with strenuous ascents and descents to the falls. The environment resembled very much a rain forest — very humid, and we received a short but strong thunderstorm during the day, despite the weather forecast of only … Continue reading

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Art Loeb Trail Section 3 Black Balsam to Shining Rock – 8/13-8/14/2011

        This is a very beautiful hike, not too difficult, along the Blue Ridge Parkway Northwest of Brevard, NC.  The out hike took us 5.85 mi. to Shining Rock Gap, where we set up for the night … Continue reading

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